Grade 1 winner Mia Mischief, sold last November but still in trainer Steve Asmussen's care, will make her 2020 debut in an allowance race Friday at Oaklawn Park.
Stonestreet Stables bought the now-5-year-old mare formerly campaigned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt for $2.4 million at Fasig-Tipton's November Sale. Mia Mischief won four of eight starts in 2019, including the Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs.
Stonestreet's Barbara Banke intended all along to continue racing Mia Mischief and keep her with Asmussen; together, they've paired to campaign a number of top racehorses, including the great Curlin.
“I have a certain date in mind for her when she finishes her career,” Banke said last November of Mia Mischief.
That likely means eventually pairing the daughter of Into Mischief with Curlin himself, now a top sire standing at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
“We hope to get a stallion prospect out it,” Banke said.
Mia Mischief drew the No. 2 post position for a six-furlong return Friday. The eighth race is for older fillies and mares with post time 5:51 p.m.ET.
In her last outing, Mia Mischief won the Dream Supreme Stakes at Churchill Downs in November. Also last season, she defeated the eventual champion female sprinter and 3-year-old filly Covfefe in Churchill's Roxelana Overnight Stakes.
One of Mia Mischief's rivals Friday at Oaklawn is Shanghai Tariff, who finished fourth in the Dream Supreme, and Hotshot Anna, a multiple stakes winner nearing $1 million in earnings.