Into Mischief colt hits $1 million mark Sunday at Keeneland

September 13, 2020

Into Mischief had the top colt during Sunday’s elite first session of the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling sale, with Larry Best’s OXO Equine securing hip No. 121 for an even $1 million.

Into Mischief’s overall numbers for Sunday included nine yearlings sold for an average of $537,222, with every individual bringing at least $350,000.

Gainesway was the consignor of hip 121, who was bred by Spendthrift Farm. The bay colt is out of Curlina, who was Grade 2 placed and has produced the multiple graded performer Sine Wave.

“The sire is unreal,” Best said after the purchase. “I just put Instagrand into stallion duty because I believe he has the potential to be an elite sire son of Into Mischief. So I’m obviously one of the biggest fans of what Spendthrift has done with Into Mischief, and my luck with Into Mischief has been good, starting with Instagrand. I have a horse named Rowayton who’s a Grade I performer. I’m a big fan of Into Mischief. I think he’s probably one of the best sires ever.”

Earlier in the session, Into Mischief’s hip No. 78, a colt consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for Spendthrift, sold to Donato Lanni, bidding on behalf of SF Racing, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables for $775,000.

Spendthrift purchased Hip 78’s grade stakes-winning dam Bouquet Booth at the 2017 Keeneland November sale. This is the family of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace and multiple Grade 1 winners Riskaverse and Tonalist.