Pizza Bianca Retired, In Foal to Into Mischief

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies winner Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aus})–White Hot {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) has been retired and has checked in foal to Into Mischief, according to her owner, Bobby Flay, who said that he would be retaining her to add to his international broodmare band.

Pizza Bianca broke her maiden in her first start in 2021 at Saratoga before finishing second in the GI Natalma S. at Woodbine, and then winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies. She won the Hilltop S. at Pimlico at three. Her 10 lifetime starts all came on the turf.

Flay purchased her dam, White Hot, for 1,250,000 guineas at the 2014 Tattersalls October sale on the advice of his late bloodstock agent, James Delahooke. Pizza Bianca’s second dam, Gwynn (Ire) produced the Group 1 Epsom Derby winner Pour Moi (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}), along with the classic-placed Gagnoa (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) and Dawn Patrol (Ire) (Gallieo {Ire}).

Asked how he chose Into Mischief–North America’s leading sire since 2019 and currently on top in 2023–for her first mating, Flay replied, “I’m looking forward to getting a new branch of this international family started, as she is the only filly out of White Hot as of yet. I chose Into Mischief because of his ability to get grass and dirt horses at the highest levels of racing.”

Pizza Bianca was offered at last year’s Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars, but Flay elected to retain her, and said that he would now consider both international and domestic options for the Breeders’ Cup Champion. “A decision to keep her in Kentucky or move her to Europe will be made in the coming months,” he said.



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