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Into Mischief

Harlan's Holiday / Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek
Print: 2005, b - Entered Stud: 2009 | Fee: $35,000 S&N | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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#1 in the World by APEX A-Index

  • The World's #1 Sire by APEX A-Runner Index - 5.22
  • Highest average per starter in his siring crop -$125,201
  • Highest % SWs/Strs (1st 2 crops) in his siring crop -19%
  • #2 3rd Crop Sire by: SWs (10), GSWs (4),  2014 SWs (9), 2014 Stk Wins (13)
  • 2014 major Graded SWs include Louisiana Derby (G2) winner VICAR’S IN TROUBLE, Kelso (G2) winner VYJACK, and back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner GOLDENCENTS.
  • 2014 Racing: Nine SWs, $4,500,000
  • 2014 Sales: Ylgs $360,000, $240,000, $210,000; Wlgs $230,000, $155,000, $140,000
  • Covered 203 mares in 2014
  • Outstanding improvement of mares: 3.25 AEI, 1.24 CI
  • Half brother to two-time Eclipse champion  BEHOLDER ($3,368,300) and $1.1M KeeSep ylg
  • Grade 1 SW, ran 1st or 2nd in all his starts
  • "A bit of a freak."--Bill Oppenheim
  • First crop includes six fast SWs, two Derby contenders:
    • Breeders' Cup/SA Derby (G1) winner GOLDENCEN
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Into Mischief News

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Into Mischief filly stretches out to take $110,000 Glass Slipper S.

Saturday, December 06, 2014
Best Behavior captured the $110,000 Glass Slipper S. Saturday at Gulfstream Park in front-running style...

Kelso H. (G2) goes to Vyjack

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Vyjack, one of Into Mischief’s most accomplished runners, added to his impressive resume Saturday with a near-flawless race to take the $400,000 Kelso H. (G2)...

Miss Mischief chalks up second stakes win of career

Friday, September 26, 2014
Miss Mischief found clear running in the Presque Isle Downs stretch to garner a 1 ¾-victory in the $100,000 H.B.P.A. S. Thursday evening, the second stakes victory...

Two-time champion Beholder to be offered at F-T November

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Beholder, the two-time Eclipse champion and back-to-back Breeders’ Cup winner, will be offered for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday, Nov. 3, following her title defense in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) just four days prior. Owner B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm will consign the 4-year-old filly...

Vicar’s in Trouble dominates in Louisiana Derby (G2)

Saturday, September 06, 2014
Racing’s newest millionaire is Into Mischief’s Vicar’s in Trouble following the colt’s dominating...

Goldencents sets track record in Grade 2 Pat O’Brien

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Goldencents was simply scintillating in Sunday’s $250,000 Pat O’Brien S. (G2) at Del Mar, rolling to a track record setting six-length victory...

Into Mischief filly at her best in Del Mar debut

Monday, August 18, 2014
Conquest Misbehave closed powerfully over the final quarter mile of the Del Mar surface to score an authoritative 2 1/2-length victory...

Holiday Mischief too fast for foes in Bullit S.

Saturday, August 09, 2014
Holiday Mischief strolled to a 6 1/4-length score Friday night in the John Bullit S. at Canterbury Park...

Spendthrift to stand multiple G1 winner Goldencents

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade 1 winner Goldencents, who will retire to the Lexington-based farm at the end of his 4-year-old campaign and stand the 2015 breeding season. Goldencents’ fee will be $12,500 stands and nurses, and he’s being offered through Spendthrift’s Share The Upside Program for a fee of $15,000 stands and nurses on a limited basis...

Can the Man stands tall in Grade 3 Affirmed S.

Saturday, June 07, 2014
Can the Man's early foot carried the 3-year-old colt to the winner's circle in the $100,000 Affirmed S. (G3) at Santa Anita on Saturday...

Sittin At the Bar adds to impressive stakes total

Friday, April 11, 2014
Into Mischief's lifetime leading stakes winner Sittin At the Bar was up to her winning ways again Friday evening, taking the $60,000 Hallowed Dreams S...

Vicar's In Trouble draws post 1 for Derby 140

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Vicar's In Trouble, bred by Spendthrift Farm and sired by the farm's leading Third-crop stallion Into Mischief, drew the rail in a field of 20 for Kentucky Derby 140...

Vicar's in Trouble stamps Kentucky Derby ticket

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Into Mischief is likely to have his third Kentucky Derby (G1) starter in two years following a front-running victory for Vicar's in Trouble in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) Saturday...

Into Mischief hits high note at Barretts sale

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Into Mischief's yearlings were a hit at the March 3 Barretts Select 2-year-olds in Training sale...

Lotsa Mischief all business in Turf Paradise Derby

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Leading sophomore sire Into Mischief got his third stakes winner of the year Saturday when Lotsa Mischief sailed to an easy victory in the $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby...

Sittin At the Bar carries highweight to victory in $100K Premier Matron

Sunday, February 02, 2014
Into Mischief's second-leading lifetime earner Sittin At the Bar notched the eighth stakes win of her brilliant career in Saturday evening's $100,000 Premier Night Matron S. at Delta Downs...

Into Mischief: A Sire to Watch

Saturday, February 01, 2014
A recent article by The Blood-Horse's leading pedigree writer Alan Porter profiles the first two...

Grade 3 LeComte goes to Into Mischief colt

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Into Mischief, who had a pair of Kentucky Derby (G1) starters last year, could have another one in 2014 after Vicar's In Trouble stamped himself a contender on Saturday...

Into Mischief 3yo rolls by 7-plus at Aqueduct

Monday, January 13, 2014
Into Mischief got his third winner in as many days on Jan. 13 when The Rhythmisright cruised to a 7 1/2-length victory in a maiden special weight contest...

Into Mischief 2yo romps by 13 in Fair Grounds MSW

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Vicar's in Trouble displayed an ultra-impressive turn of foot in a six-furlong maiden special weight affair Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds...

Into Mischief's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 3 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $448,800
3 3 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 $148,280
Totals 6 3 (2) 3 (3) 0 $597,080

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • CashCall Futurity (gr. I, 1 1/16 miles, defeating Colonel John, Massive Drama, Monba, Indian Sun, Sierra Sunset, Eaton's Gift, Meal Penalty, Overextended, Shore Do, Referee, Tres Borrachos).
  • A maiden special weight race at Oak Tree At Santa Anita (6 1/2 furlongs, by 21/2, defeating Zetterberg, Wind's Legacy, Victory Pete, Dreamed Day, Squallcreek, Mine At the Moment, Rate of Change, M Biarritz, Spartan Fortitude, Bazzoom, Harlem, Merge the Distance).

2nd at 2

  • Hollywood Prevue S (gr. III, 7 furlongs, to Massive Drama, defeating Meal Penalty, Bob Black Jack, Reel Prime, Red Hot Flame, Courageous Son, Drewthegentleman, Larrys Revenge, Sky Cape, Run Brother Ron).

Won at 3

  • Damascus S (7 furlongs, by 2, defeating Dancing in Silks, Hatta Fort, Georgie Boy, Kool Comic, No Advantage, Gayego, Leonides, Master Daniel, Blue Chagall, Signature Move).

2nd at 3

  • Malibu S (gr-IA, 7f, to Bob Black Jack, defeating Georgie Boy, Colonel John, Guns On the Table, Nownownow, Golden Spikes).
  • San Vicente S (gr. II, 7 furlongs, to Georgie Boy, defeating Massive Drama, Red Hot Flame).

Into Mischief Pedigree / Analysis

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Dosage Profile: DP = 2-0-8-0-0 (10) DI = 1.50 CD = 0.40
courtesy of Pedigree Query
b. 1999
dkb/br. 1989
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976
ch. 1976
HALO (USA) blk/br. 1969 [BC]
b. 1992
ch. 1975
WONT TELL YOU (USA) b. 1962 *
dkb/br. 1980
b. 1996
b. 1986
br. 1976
ICECAPADE (USA) gr/r. 1969 [BC]
b. 1977
HIS MAJESTY (USA) b. 1968 [C]
FAR BEYOND (USA) b. 1972 *
b. 1990
b. 1970
HAIL TO REASON (USA) br. 1958 [C]
BEBOPPER (USA) b. 1962
ch. 1980
ONE FOR ALL (USA) b. 1966
LAST BIRD (USA) ch. 1973

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Into Mischief

Into Mischief is a grade one winning two-year-old from an exciting branch of the Storm Cat line. Winner of the Hollywood Futurity (G1) at two, Into Mischief was also a stakes winner and multiple grade one placed sprinting at three.

Into Mischief is the best two-year-old to represent his sire, Storm Cat’s grandson, Harlan’s Holiday. As one might have anticipated, Harlan’s Holiday has already demonstrated a strong affinity with Mr. Prospector line mares. His twice classic placed graded winner Denis of Cork is out of a mare by Unbridled, and his graded stakes winning juvenile filly Necessary Evil is out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song. These are from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, and suggest introducing other branches of that line, particularly Quiet American, Rubiano and Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; grandsire of Candy Ride). Harlan’s Holiday’s speedy daughter, J Z Warrior, is out of a mare by Carson City (sire of such as City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Five Star Day and Cuvee), and he also has multiple graded stakes winner Willcox Inn out of a mare by Gone West  (sire of Grand Slam, Elusive Quality, Mr. Greeley, and Speightstown, who would give a double of Storm Cat), and stakes winners out of mares by Coronado’s Quest (by Forty Niner, also sire of Distorted Humor, Tactical Advantage, Roar, End Sweep and Gold Fever, and grandsire of Trippi), Unreal Zeal, and Native Prospector. Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and from the Majestic Prince/Majestic Light branch of that line, Harlan’s Holiday is sire of the brilliantly fast grade one winner Majesticperfection out of a daughter of Wavering Monarch, stakes winner Bear Holiday from a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Monarchos), and stakes winner Harlan’s Song out of a mare by Eternal Prince. Another branches of Raise a Native to try here is Alydar (through Saratoga Six, Alysheba, Easy Goer, Strike the Gold, Criminal Type and Red Attack, broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Into Mischief’s grandsire, Harlan).

Harlan’s Holiday already has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Relaunch, and Storm Cat in general crosses well over this line. Relaunch could be introduce through Skywalker (sire of Bertrando, grandsire of Officer), Bright Launch, Cee’s Tizzy (sire of Tiznow), Honour and Glory (sire of Put it Back) and Waquoit. Relaunch is a son of In Reality, and it would also be worth introducing that strain through Valid Appeal (sire of Valid Wager, Valid Expectations and Successful Appeal).

Like many other Storm Cat line stallions, Into Mischief should be well suited by mares descending from Ribot through the brothers His Majesty and Graustark. Particularly good should be Pleasant Colony (sire of such as Cherokee Colony, Colonial Affair, Lac Ouimet, Pleasant Tap, Roanoke and St. Jovite, who is already the broodmare sire of a Harlan’s Holiday stakes winner). Graustark can be brought in through Key to the Mint (sire of Java Gold and Sauce Boat).

Into Mischief’s pedigree features the genetic relatives Halo and Stop the Music. Inbreeding to either of these might work well, with sources of Halo including Devil’s Bag, Saint Ballado (who are both from the same family as the broodmare sire of Into Mischief), Jolie’s Halo, Southern Halo and his son More Than Ready. The most notable sources of Stop the Music include Cure the Blues and Temperence Hill. Two other similarly-bred horses, Sir Ivor and Drone, are also worth introducing. We can also note that Harlan’s Holiday has graded stakes winners out of mares by Silver Hawk and Dynaformer (both by Roberto), and the Kris S. and Red Ransom branches of Roberto have also done well under Storm Cat.

There are two Harlan line stakes winners out of Damascus line mares, and this strain is good with Storm Cat in general. Eastern Echo and Highland Blade are Damascus line stallions who are broodmare sires of Harlan line stakes winners, and other sources include Private Account (sire of Private Terms, Corporate Report, Personal Flag, Unaccounted For, Secret Hello and Valley Crossing), Cutlass (sire of Cutlass Reality), Ogygian, and Bailjumper (Skip Trial; grandsire of Skip Away), Time For A Change and Timeless Moment (sire of Gilded Time). 

Harlan’s Holiday’s granddam is bred on very similar lines to Boldnesian, sire of Bold Ruckus and Bold Reasoning. From a mare by Bold Ruckus, Harlan’s Holiday is already sire of graded stakes winning and grade one placed sprinter, Riley Tucker. Bold Reasoning is sire of Seattle Slew, and from a mare by Slew City Slew, Harlan’s Holiday is sire of graded stakes winner Saratoga Sinner.

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