06/04/2012 3:58PM

Madcap Escapade dies at age 11 after colicking


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Grade 1 winner and Grade 1 producer Madcap Escapade died Saturday after colicking, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced Monday. The millionaire Hennessy mare was the dam of Grade 1 winner Mi Sueno. She was 11.

Madcap Escapade’s biggest victory came in the 2004 Ashland Stakes, in which she defeated eventual champion Ashado by a half-length. Ashado turned the tables in their next start, winning the Kentucky Oaks; Madcap Escapade finished third. Macap Escapade won five other stakes, four of them graded. She set a track record of 1:22.06 in one of those, Keeneland’s Grade 3 Shirley Jones Handicap, in 2005. She earned $1,052,852 from seven wins in nine lifetime starts.

Mi Sueno, by Pulpit, was Madcap Escapade’s first foal, and one of only two to race so far. She won the Grade 1 Debutante and Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes in 2009. Madcap Escapade’s other runner, the A.P. Indy colt California, was winless in two starts last year before being exported to Venezuela.

Her most recent foal was a Malibu Moon colt born April 9.

“We have retained an A.P. Indy filly out of Madcap Escapade who is unraced and in foal to War Front and will race her 2-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song,” Hill ‘n’ Dale president John Sikura said.

The A.P. Indy filly is 3-year-old Divine Escapade; the juvenile currently is unraced.

The Lexington farm has buried Madcap Escapade alongside foundation mare Daijin, dam of Canadian champion mare Serenading and second dam of 2012 Blue Grass Stakes winner Brilliant Speed.