Career day for Into Mischief at F-T Gulfstream 2YO sale

March 28, 2019

Hip 139 became Into Mischief's highest auction horse ever at $1.5 million on Wednesday | Photo by Z

Hip 139 became Into Mischief’s highest auction horse ever at $1.5 million on Wednesday | Photo by Z

Into Mischief’s remarkable stallion career reached new heights Wednesday at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of 2-year-olds when a pair of juveniles brought seven-figure winning bids.

With four lots sold at the one-day auction, Into Mischief’s average was a remarkable $900,000.

Topping the list was hip No. 139, consigned by Tom McCrocklin and purchased by Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $1.5 million, which would wind up being the top-priced filly of the sale.

“I was looking for a filly and I settled on this Into Mischief,” Best said. “She had a strong breeze. And the fact that she was an Into Mischief makes me happy because I think the Into Mischief sire line, those horses have a strong heart.”

The filly had worked a co-fastest quarter-mile in :20 3/5 during the Under Tack show. Her dam, Specification, has produced a pair of winners and is a half-sister to two-time Pacific Classic (G1) winner Skimming.

Into Mischief’s other seven-figure lot was hip No. 15, a colt consigned by Steve Venosa’s SGV Thoroughbreds that went to Coolmore for an

Hip 15 was the first horse to hit the million-dollar mark at F-T Gulfstream | Photo by Z

Hip 15 was the first horse to hit the million-dollar mark at F-T Gulfstream | Photo by Z

even $1 million. The colt is out of the multiple stakes winner Cor Cor and his third dam is the top-class sprinter Meafara.

“He was a lovely horse and he breezed very well [:10 flat],” said Coolmore’s C. V. Magnier. “Steve was very high on the horse. Let’s hope he

works out. We have had a lot of luck with Into Mischief in the past. Practical Joke has covered a lot of mares and been very popular. Let’s hope this fella can be as good as him.”

Another Into Mischief colt that attracted plenty of bidders was hip No. 186, consigned by McKathan Brothers, agent, and sold for $800,000 to Cromwell Bloodstock. The bay juvenile’s female family boasts the likes of Grade 1 winners Miss Shop and Power Broker, and Grade 2 winner and sire Trappe Shot.