Like his sire Harlan’s Holiday, G1 winner Into Mischief is becoming a favorite sire at the sales of 2-year-olds in training, and as we have seen at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales March auction this week, Into Mischief is holding a hot hand with his current crop of juveniles.
The raw numbers tell a tale of strong demand. The stallion stands for $45,000 live foal at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., in the strongest stallion market in the world. At Spendthrift, Into Mischief covered more than 200 mares in 2015, and several of his most progressive yearlings sold at auction for eight to 10 times the price of the seasons that they were bred on.
At this week’s OBS March sale, the demand for the horse was matched by the strength of his juveniles’ breeze performances and by the volume of opportunity for buyers to find one. There were 19 2-year-olds by the stallion consigned to OBS March, and demand for them was strong. On the first breeze day alone, three of them worked in :09 4/5, with two more breezing in :10 flat.
Even allowing that on Day 1, 14 breezed in :09 4/5 under ideal Florida training conditions, no other stallion had more than one performer come down the lane that quick. Speed and relatively early maturity are common traits among the offspring by Into Mischief. They are traits that are well-suited to the American racing program, and buyers love the combination.
On Day 2 and 3 of the March sale breezes, juveniles by Into Mischief accounted for a pair of works in :09 4/5, plus three more at :10 flat.
Further, Into Mischief has proven that his stock are naturally speedy and precocious, and that they translate early ability into racing performance on the track. From the stallion’s first crop, the multiple G1 winner Goldencents came out of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds, earned more than $3 million, and is now a stallion at Spendthrift alongside Into Mischief.
With recommendations from the racing class of his offspring and from the quick breezes of his juveniles, the stock by Into Mischief sold very well. The summary results from OBS March 2016 are:
9.4 F Into Mischief J Lo On the Go Price Bloodstock, Agent Solis / Litt 110,000
9.4 F Into Mischief Lanai City SBM Training and Sales, Agent IV 235,000 Not Sold
9.4 F Into Mischief Miss Veronica Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent XXII 145,000 Not Sold
10.0 F Into Mischief Narrate Niall Brennan Stables, Agent IV Spendthrift Farm LLC 500,000
10.1 F Into Mischief Onlyoneanna Price Bloodstock, Agent Matthew Peebles, Agent for Dennis Deeb LLC 10,000
10.1 C Into Mischief Poco Mas Niall Brennan Stables, Agent XI James Rupp 120,000
Out C Into Mischief Race With Grace Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent Withdrawn Out
21.1 C Into Mischief Raffie’s Chance Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent 95,000 Not Sold
10.0 C Into Mischief Rate Shock Price Bloodstock, Agent 20,000 Not Sold
9.4 C Into Mischief Ribbon Taffy Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent WinStar and China Horse Club 180,000
21.1 F Into Mischief Stellar Strength Eddie Woods, Agent XXXII 10,000 Not Sold
10.2 F Into Mischief Traditionalist Dormellito Stud Sales John Fort 100,000
10.0 C Into Mischief Arden Way Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent I 95,000 Not Sold
10.0 C Into Mischief Brighton Way de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables Brenda Tabraue 40,000
Out F Into Mischief Carl’s Frosty Girl King’s Equine, Agent I Withdrawn Out
Out C Into Mischief Crafty Atlantic Eddie Woods, Agent XVII Withdrawn Out
21.3 C Into Mischief Eastside Ballad Tom McCrocklin, Agent II Ronnie Frankel 130,000
10.0 C Into Mischief Freedom Ridge Parrish Farms, Agent A. C. Elliott, Agent for Slam Dunk Racing 250,000
9.4 F Into Mischief Golden Marlin Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent Live Oak Plantation 375,000
The achievements of Into Mischief emphasize the loss of his sire Harlan’s Holiday, one of the breed’s consistent sources of speed and quality. With 10 crops and 1,085 foals, Harlan’s Holiday made a mark on the breed, not just with Into Mischief and other major performers, but with their successes at stud and the potential for more benefits to come.
The final North American crop by Harlan’s Holiday are 2-year-olds and under training now. Among them are 14 consigned to the OBS March sale.
Stats of Harlan’s Holiday 2yos at OBS March:
10.1 F Harlan’s Holiday Home Run Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent 95,000 Not Sold
10.2 F Harlan’s Holiday Hot Spa Niall Brennan Stables, Agent VI Mike Ryan, Agent 250,000
Out F Harlan’s Holiday Kivi de Meric Sales, Agent II Withdrawn Out
10.3 C Harlan’s Holiday Movie Show Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent Jerry Roth 25,000
Out F Harlan’s Holiday Pick and Pray Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC Withdrawn Out
Out C Harlan’s Holiday Soloing Sequel Bloodstock, Agent Withdrawn Out
Out C Harlan’s Holiday Stunning Image (IRE) Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent Withdrawn Out
10.1 C Harlan’s Holiday Anna Sun McKathan Bros., Agent III 120,000 Not Sold
9.4 C Harlan’s Holiday Cool Spell Niall Brennan Stables, Agent III Solis / Litt 400,000
Out C Harlan’s Holiday Count to Eleven Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent Withdrawn Out
10.1 C Harlan’s Holiday Desert Queen Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, Agent 48,000 Not Sold
Out F Harlan’s Holiday Fancy Fusaichi Top Line Sales LLC, Agent for Kinsman Farm Withdrawn Out
Out F Harlan’s Holiday Gemini R N de Meric Sales, Agent II Withdrawn Out
10.2 F Harlan’s Holiday Glory and Grace de Meric Sales, Agent XXII 45,000 Not Sold