Lexington, KY (September 13, 2019)-Hip 498, a filly, is a daughter of American Pharoah and Leslie’s Lady and was purchased by Whisper Hill.
Hip 498 hails from one of the strongest and most active racing and breeding families in the business. She is the 13th foal born to the 23-year-old Tricky Creek mare Leslie’s Lady, who was named broodmare of the year in 2016.
Curlin to Mischief is also a half sibling to noted sire Into Mischief, multiple champion Beholder and first year sire Mendelssohn.
Into Mischief went on to win the CashCall Futurity (G1) before retiring to stud at Spendthrift Farm. He is now one of the most in-demand stallions in North America. The sire of 57 stakes winners and three champions, his progeny earnings total just over $55 million.
Leslie’s Lady returned to the spotlight in late 2012 thanks to her daughter Beholder. The 11-time grade 1 winner and four-time champion earned more than $6 million in her time on the racetrack and is now a broodmare with Spendthrift.
The latest of Leslie’s Lady’s progeny to make headlines was Mendelssohn, a grade 1 winner who was purchased by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier for $3 million from Clarkland’s consignment to the 2016 Keeneland September Sale. The son of the late Scat Daddy retired to stud at Ashford in 2018 and stood for a fee of $35,000 in 2019.
Curlin to Mischief has two winners from two starters with his first crop racing in 2019.