A son of Into Mischief, Laforgia was acquired by MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm just days after his sire was represented by his first Kentucky Derby winner, Authentic, who carried the MyRacehorse silks into the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs in 2020.


This colt was a team purchase by MyRacehorse and Spendthrift at the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase Sale and was acquired for $450,000 on the first day of the sale. 


The journey was certainly a bit rocky from there for Laforgia, who only made two starts and showed very little enthusiasm for being a racehorse despite being physically sound. Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella had pulled out all the stops to wake him up, but nothing seemed to work, and it was decided that retirement was the best path forward. 


Laforgia first went to Kristy Cook-Orr, who trains horses for trails and barrel racing, for 90 days at her ranch in Amarillo, TX. He received 30 days to be let down from the track and then 60 days of basic training.


After completing his time with Kristy, Laforgia found his forever home with a loving family in South Texas, where he is training as a hunter/jumper with his young rider.