Authentic

Authentic

KY DERBY & BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMPION BY INTO MISCHIEF

$75,000 S&N
Into Mischief – Flawless, by Mr. Greeley
2017, Bay - Entered Stud: 2021 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Kentucky Derby 146 winner, Breeders’ Cup Classic champion & the best horse to date by reigning champion sire INTO MISCHIEF.

Won the $3,000,000 KENTUCKY DERBY (G1) gate to wire in 2:00.61 – the 7th fastest Derby ever and fastest since 2001 – defeating G1 winners Tiz the Law, Honor A. P., etc.

Dominated the $6,000,000 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC (G1) gate to wire by 2 ¼ lengths in 1:59.60 (NTR) – the 6th fastest Classic ever and fastest on dirt since Ghostzapper (2004) – defeating 6 G1 winners incl. champion Maximum Security, Improbable, Tiz the Law, etc.

“He was our number one pick from the beginning, and he proved he’s the best horse in America” —Bob Baffert

Lowered the 84-year-old track record at Keeneland in 1:59.60, breaking American Pharoah’s mark from the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

111 Beyer & -3 ¼ Thoro-Graph — the fastest 3-year-old of 2020.

Won $1,000,000 Haskell (G1), $400,000 San Felipe (G2), Sham (G3); runner-up in Santa Anita Derby (G1), Preakness (G1).

Retired 100% sound with earnings of $6,191,200 – Into Mischief’s most accomplished racehorse.

Dam FLAWLESS was a TDN Rising Star.

Free of Seattle Slew/A.P. Indy/Tapit.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 1 1 0 0 $31,200
3 7 5 (5) 2 (2) 0 $6,160,000
Totals 8 6 (5) 2 (2) 0 $6,191,200

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar (5.5f by 1 1/2 lengths, defeating Jeffnjohn'sthunder, Moon Mischief, etc.)

Won at 3

  • Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland (G1, 10f in 1:59.60 NTR, by 2 1/4 lengths, defeating Improbable, Global Campaign, Tacitus, Maximum Security, Tiz the Law, Title Ready, By My Standards, Tom's d'Etat, Higher Power.)
  • Kentucky Derby 146 at Churchill Downs (G1, 10f in 2:00.61, by 1 1/4 lengths, defeating Tiz the Law, Mr. Big News, Honor A. P., Max Player, Storm the Court, etc.)
  • Haskell Invitational S. at Monmouth Park (G1, 9f, defeating NY Traffic, Dr Post, Jesus' Team, etc.)
  • San Felipe S. at Santa Anita (G2, 8.5f, by 2 1/4 lengths, defeating Honor A. P., Storm the Court, Thousand Words, Wrecking Crew, etc.)
  • Sham S. at Santa Anita (G3, 8f, by 7 3/4 lengths, defeating Azul Coast, Zimba Warrior, Taishan, etc.)

2nd at 3

  • Preakness S. at Pimlico (G1, 9f, to Swiss Skydiver, defeating Jesus' Team, Art Collector, Max Player, Excession, Mr. Big News, Thousand Words, NY Traffic, Pneumatic, etc.)
  • Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita (G1, 9f, to Honor A. P., defeating Rushie, Anneau d'Oro, etc.)

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The number of Kentucky Derbies faster in 146 years - 2:00.61
The number of Breeders' Cup Classics faster - 1:59.60 [NTR]
Beyer Speed Figure - fastest by a 3yo in 2020

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 4-2-6-0-0 (12) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.83

Alan Porter’s 2021 Breeding Analysis for Authentic

Kentucky Derby winner, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Champion Three-Year-Old and Horse of the Year elect, Authentic is the outstanding son of Champion Sire and Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds, Into Mischief.

Out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, Authentic is a product of the very successful cross of Into Mischief over mares from the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector. Since Gone West will be in the fourth generation of Authentic’s foals, it could worth crossing Authentic back over mares from that line. Speightstown (sire of Munnings) is a reverse Gone West/Storm Cat cross to Authentic, and for Into Mischief he has provided the dams of grade one winner Mia Mischief and graded winners Engage and Mischievous Alex. From a mare by Grand Slam, Into Mischief sired graded winner Strict Compliance, and he has graded winner Sombeyay out of a mare by Grand Slam son, Limehouse. There are also Into Mischief stakes winners out of mares by Gone West sons Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen.

Into Mischief has sired the brilliant Goldencents out of a mare by Banker’s Gold, and four stakes winners, including multiple grade one winner Practical Joke, out of mares by Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed). Banker’s Gold and Distorted Humor are both sons of Forty Niner, a stallion who could also be introduced through mares by Coronado’s Quest, Gold Fever, Roar (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief stakes winner), Trippi (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief graded winner) and Twining.

Into Mischief has crossed well with mares from the Fappiano line particularly through Unbridled, who appears as broodmare sire of his brilliant daughter Covfefe. There are three Into Mischief stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled’s Song, as well as graded winner Maximus Mischief out of a mare by his son, Songandaprayer. There is also a stakes winner by Into Mischief out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister). A son of Into Mischief has sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Broken Vow. Out of a mare from the Cryptoclearance branch of Fappiano, Into Mischief has graded stakes winner Conquest Enforcer out of a mare by Victory Gallop, and two stakes winners out of mares by Candy Ride (sire of Twirling Candy).

Into Mischief has graded winner Golden Mischief out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Carson City, and graded winner Gas Station Sushi out of a mare by Carson City son Five Star Day, which also suggests daughters of City Zip. Into Mischief has sired stakes winners out of daughters of Mutakddim and Bob and John (both by Seeking the Gold, also sire of Petionville and Cape Town), and graded stakes winner Miss Mischief out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo). Overall, almost any strain of Mr. Prospector might prove positive here, but we can note that Into Mischief also has stakes winners out of mares by Thunder Gulch and Pulling Punches (by Two Punch, also sire of Smoke Glacken). It would also be interesting to experiment with mares by Street Sense, whose granddam is half-sister to Mr. Greeley, the broodmare sire of Authentic.

Turning to the Northern Dancer line, we find that Into Mischief has enjoyed considerable success of Danzig, and since this strain has done well under Into Mischief, it could well pay to cross. This includes graded winner Can The Man out of a mare by Danzig himself and stakes winners out of mares by Lil’s Lad and Polish Numbers. There are numerous other sources of Danzig that would appeal here, including Belong to Me, Hard Spun, War Front and Exchange Rate.

Into Mischief’s graded stakes winner Vyjack is out of a mare by Stravinsky, a son of the Northern Dancer horse, Nureyev. Other sources of Nureyev include Fasliyev, Spinning World, Theatrical and Atticus. He is also emerging as an option for the Medaglia d’Oro branch of Sadler’s Wells – a three-quarters brother to Nureyev – with a stakes winner out of a mare by Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado) and two more out of mares by that horse’s son, Warrior’s Reward. This would suggest trying mares by other El Prado sons, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. From another branch of Northern Dancer, Into Mischief graded scorer Go Google Yourself out of a mare by Deputy Minster, one of two stakes winners out of mares from that line. It is also possible to introduce Deputy Minster through Silver Deputy, Awesome Again, Touch Gold, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, Dehere, French Deputy, Ghostzapper and Posse.

Looking at mares from the A.P. Indy line we can note millionaire Owendale out of a mare Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve) and a stakes winner out of a mare by the similarly-bred Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot).

From the Relaunch line, Into Mischief has sired graded winner Comical out of a sister to Colonel John, a son of Tiznow, and a son of Into Mischief is the millionaire Mr. Money out of a mare by Tiznow (also sire of Tiz Wonderful and Tizway). From this line, Into Mischief also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Skywalker (sire of Bertrando and grandsire of Officer).

Into Mischief’s spectacular daughter Gamine is out of a mare by Kafwain, and he also has graded winner One Liner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Cherokee Run (by Runaway Groom, a son of Blushing Groom), and a stakes winner out of a mare by another son of that horse, Yonaguska. Into Mischief’s sire, Harlan’s Holiday sired champion Shanghai Bobby out of a mare by Orientate (by Blushing Groom son, Mt. Livermore, also sire of Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys), who is also broodmare sire of graded winner Wildman Jack by Into Mischief son Goldencents. There is also a stakes winner by Into Mischief out of a mare by Blushing Groom son, Rahy.

Into Mischief is sire of grade one winner Audible out of a mare by Gilded Time, from the Damascus line, and also has a graded winner Mischievous Mama out of a mare by Afternoon Deelites, who is also by that line and by Private Terms, a son of Private Account. We can also note that Into Mischief has graded winners Dayoutoftheoffice and Frank’s Rockette out of mares by Indian Charlie (sire of Uncle Mo).

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Alan Porter’s 2021 Breeding Analysis for Authentic

Kentucky Derby winner, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Champion Three-Year-Old and Horse of the Year elect, Authentic is the outstanding son of Champion Sire and Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds, Into Mischief.

Out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, Authentic is a product of the very successful cross of Into Mischief over mares from the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector. Since Gone West will be in the fourth generation of Authentic’s foals, it could worth crossing Authentic back over mares from that line. Speightstown (sire of Munnings) is a reverse Gone West/Storm Cat cross to Authentic, and for Into Mischief he has provided the dams of grade one winner Mia Mischief and graded winners Engage and Mischievous Alex. From a mare by Grand Slam, Into Mischief sired graded winner Strict Compliance, and he has graded winner Sombeyay out of a mare by Grand Slam son, Limehouse. There are also Into Mischief stakes winners out of mares by Gone West sons Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen.

Into Mischief has sired the brilliant Goldencents out of a mare by Banker’s Gold, and four stakes winners, including multiple grade one winner Practical Joke, out of mares by Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed). Banker’s Gold and Distorted Humor are both sons of Forty Niner, a stallion who could also be introduced through mares by Coronado’s Quest, Gold Fever, Roar (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief stakes winner), Trippi (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief graded winner) and Twining.

Into Mischief has crossed well with mares from the Fappiano line particularly through Unbridled, who appears as broodmare sire of his brilliant daughter Covfefe. There are three Into Mischief stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled’s Song, as well as graded winner Maximus Mischief out of a mare by his son, Songandaprayer. There is also a stakes winner by Into Mischief out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister). A son of Into Mischief has sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Broken Vow. Out of a mare from the Cryptoclearance branch of Fappiano, Into Mischief has graded stakes winner Conquest Enforcer out of a mare by Victory Gallop, and two stakes winners out of mares by Candy Ride (sire of Twirling Candy).

Into Mischief has graded winner Golden Mischief out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Carson City, and graded winner Gas Station Sushi out of a mare by Carson City son Five Star Day, which also suggests daughters of City Zip. Into Mischief has sired stakes winners out of daughters of Mutakddim and Bob and John (both by Seeking the Gold, also sire of Petionville and Cape Town), and graded stakes winner Miss Mischief out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo). Overall, almost any strain of Mr. Prospector might prove positive here, but we can note that Into Mischief also has stakes winners out of mares by Thunder Gulch and Pulling Punches (by Two Punch, also sire of Smoke Glacken). It would also be interesting to experiment with mares by Street Sense, whose granddam is half-sister to Mr. Greeley, the broodmare sire of Authentic.

Turning to the Northern Dancer line, we find that Into Mischief has enjoyed considerable success of Danzig, and since this strain has done well under Into Mischief, it could well pay to cross. This includes graded winner Can The Man out of a mare by Danzig himself and stakes winners out of mares by Lil’s Lad and Polish Numbers. There are numerous other sources of Danzig that would appeal here, including Belong to Me, Hard Spun, War Front and Exchange Rate.

Into Mischief’s graded stakes winner Vyjack is out of a mare by Stravinsky, a son of the Northern Dancer horse, Nureyev. Other sources of Nureyev include Fasliyev, Spinning World, Theatrical and Atticus. He is also emerging as an option for the Medaglia d’Oro branch of Sadler’s Wells – a three-quarters brother to Nureyev – with a stakes winner out of a mare by Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado) and two more out of mares by that horse’s son, Warrior’s Reward. This would suggest trying mares by other El Prado sons, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. From another branch of Northern Dancer, Into Mischief graded scorer Go Google Yourself out of a mare by Deputy Minster, one of two stakes winners out of mares from that line. It is also possible to introduce Deputy Minster through Silver Deputy, Awesome Again, Touch Gold, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, Dehere, French Deputy, Ghostzapper and Posse.

Looking at mares from the A.P. Indy line we can note millionaire Owendale out of a mare Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve) and a stakes winner out of a mare by the similarly-bred Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot).

From the Relaunch line, Into Mischief has sired graded winner Comical out of a sister to Colonel John, a son of Tiznow, and a son of Into Mischief is the millionaire Mr. Money out of a mare by Tiznow (also sire of Tiz Wonderful and Tizway). From this line, Into Mischief also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Skywalker (sire of Bertrando and grandsire of Officer).

Into Mischief’s spectacular daughter Gamine is out of a mare by Kafwain, and he also has graded winner One Liner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Cherokee Run (by Runaway Groom, a son of Blushing Groom), and a stakes winner out of a mare by another son of that horse, Yonaguska. Into Mischief’s sire, Harlan’s Holiday sired champion Shanghai Bobby out of a mare by Orientate (by Blushing Groom son, Mt. Livermore, also sire of Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys), who is also broodmare sire of graded winner Wildman Jack by Into Mischief son Goldencents. There is also a stakes winner by Into Mischief out of a mare by Blushing Groom son, Rahy.

Into Mischief is sire of grade one winner Audible out of a mare by Gilded Time, from the Damascus line, and also has a graded winner Mischievous Mama out of a mare by Afternoon Deelites, who is also by that line and by Private Terms, a son of Private Account. We can also note that Into Mischief has graded winners Dayoutoftheoffice and Frank’s Rockette out of mares by Indian Charlie (sire of Uncle Mo).

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Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner
Authentic | Breeders' Cup Classic 2020
Home of 2020 Derby Sire INTO MISCHIEF & Kentucky Derby winner AUTHENTIC
Authentic | 2020 Haskell S. G1
Authentic | 2020 San Felipe G2
Authentic | 2020 Sham S. G3
Authentic | 2019 MdSpWt | Del Mar
Authentic Breeders' Cup 2020 | Photo by Jamie Newell
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Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Kentucky Derby 146 Winner | Photo by Coady Photography
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Kentucky Derby 146 Champion Celebration
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | Breeders' Cup Champion 2020 | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Breeders' Cup Champion 2020 | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | 2020 Classic-G1 | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo ©
Authentic | Breeders' Cup Champion 2020 | Photo by Coady Photography
Authentic | Breeders' Cup Champion 2020 | Photo by Coady Photography