Remembering Miss Mischief

One was the miraculous stretch run the mare had in the race of her career on Nov. 15 at Woodbine in the Grade 2 Bessarabian Stakes, her first graded stakes win of her career. The other memory, tragically, is as devastating as the mare’s stakes win was thrilling; Miss Mischief was found to be filled with cancer a few months later and had to be put down. “I couldn’t talk about it until about two weeks ago,” said Manning in late April from her farm in Troy, Virginia. “I was just so upset.” At first, Manning had no plans to attend the Sovereign Award ceremony which was held on April 8 at Woodbine. She had a change of heart and gathered some friends together to take a private jet to Toronto only to miss out when the pilot got sick. Instead, Manning spent an emotional evening watching the ceremony on…

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