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Into Mischief tops Saratoga sale with record $2.6 million yearling

August 11, 2021

Into Mischief’s $2.6M sales-topping colt – Autry Graham

Two-time champion sire Into Mischief set a personal record Tuesday evening at the Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale when hip No. 168 sold for $2.6 million.

Not only was the price the highest of the two-day sale by more than $1 million, it also marked the top price ever paid for a yearling by the Spendthrift stallion.

Consigned by Gainesway Farm for breeder Don Alberto Corporation, hip No. 168 went to MV Magnier of Coolmore Stud.

“He has a beautiful neck and shoulder, it ties in just beautifully, and a big square ass and just a walk that you see 2% of the horses you sell in a year walk that way and that will continue to walk like that,” said Gainesway’s Brian Graves. “They walk that way on the last walk, the same as they did on the first walk. He was cool and calm the whole sale. And when horses do that and you are out of a Grade I winner and you’re by the world’s best stallion, you’re supposed to have a chance to top the sale.”

The bay colt is the second foal out of Paola Queen, who produced a filly by Into Mischief this year as well. Paola Queen won the Test S. (G1) and is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Kadira.

Into Mischief was the dominant sire of the sale, with an average of $577,143 from 14 lots sold. His 2021 overall yearling average of $520,000 is the highest of any North American sire with at least 10 lots sold.