Trainer Bob Baffert submitted a winning bid of $320,000 for an Into Mischief colt at the May 13 Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale, the overall top price at the southern California auction.
With a trio of graded stakes-winning 3-year-olds this year, Into Mischief has been one of the hottest second-crop sires of 2013, currently ranked fourth on the Sophomore sire list.
Richard and Connie Snyder of New Mexico were the consignors of the colt, cataloged as hip No. 92 through Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables.
The colt, bred in Kentucky by Malibu Farms, is out of Smolensk, a Group 2 winner in France who is the dam of multiple stakes winner Martha's Moon, by Malibu Moon. Smolensk is out Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blush With Pride and a half sister to 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, the dam of Rags to Riches and Jazil, back-to-back winners of the Belmont S. (G1).
Into Mischief, who stands this year at Spendthrift Farm for $20,000 LFS&N, also had a filly bring $140,000 at Monday's sale. Hip No. 130, named Gwen G, also consigned by Wavertree, was bought by James Cassidy, another southern California based trainer. The filly comes from the same family as Grade 1 winners Ermine and Sakhee's Secret.