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Into Mischief tops OBS opener with a pair of seven-figure colts

March 16, 2022

Into Mischief OBS March 22 day 1 sales-topper – photo by Judit

Into Mischief was in a familiar spot after Tuesday’s opening session of the March 15-16 OBS March 2-year-old sale, topping the day as the only sire to hit the $1 million mark.

Both of Into Mischief’s seven-figure juveniles came during the latter stages of the day, with hip No. 257 landing a top bid of $1.1 million, then soon after hip No. 277 was tagged for an even $1 million.

Eddie Woods was the consignor of the day’s top seller, who had worked a furlong in a bullet :09 4/5 seconds during the Under Tack show. Japan’s Hideyuki Mori was the winning bidder for the bay colt out of Zapara, who is a half-sister to Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner Hedonist.

“I knew he was going to sell well, but I didn’t think they were going to go as high as they did,” said Woods. “It was just the case of the right people (Mori and underbidder Emmanuel de Seroux) hooking up.”

Bred by Brookstone Farm and Lee Mauberret, the colt was purchased by Woods’s Quarter Pole Enterprises for $180,000 at last summer’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale.

Hip No. 277, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent for Chester & Mary Broman, went to Spendthrift Farm, BSW/Crow Colts Group and Broman, who retained 25% of the colt. Out of multiple Grade 1 winner Artemis Agrotera, the bay is a half-brother to stakes winner Chestertown, himself a $2 million sales-topper at this same sale in 2019.

“He is a big, beautiful Into Mischief and obviously we love Into Mischief,” said Spendthrift’s Ned Toffey. “He is out of a heck of a mare and produced by a wonderful breeder (Broman). We are happy to get him.”