Into Mischief Again Heads Spendthrift Roster for 2024 at $250,000

Into Mischief | Sarah Andrew

Four-time leading sire Into Mischief, who has broken records with 15 seven-figure yearlings to sell this year, will head the Spendthrift Farm stallion roster once again for 2024, the Central Kentucky farm announced Thursday afternoon. Into Mischief will stand for $250,000 S&N in 2024, identical to his advertised fee for 2023.

Into Mischief is currently leading the general sires list for 2024 by a comfortable margin. His progeny for 2024 include 21 black-type winners, nine graded winners, and four Grade I winners, led by GI Kentucky Oaks winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Pretty Mischievous. His yearling average for 2023 of $746,854 also leads the nation.

“Into Mischief just continues to wade further and further into unchartered waters when it comes to the long and storied history of stallions in this industry,” said Spendthrift's general manager Ned Toffey. “Not only is he well on his way to capturing his fifth straight champion General Sire title, he is also backing up that success on the racetrack by breaking more records at the sales, and, perhaps most excitingly, as an emerging sire of sires. Into Mischief had 15 yearlings sell for a million dollars or more this year, breaking Storm Cat's record of 13 from 2005. And he has a great chance of having a champion freshman sire, as Maximus Mischief currently sits atop this year's list and Authentic looks poised to make a run next year. It truly is remarkable.”

The Spendthrift roster will be 26 strong for 2024, including three new stallions announced earlier this month: Grade I winners Taiba (Gun Runner), Arabian Lion (Justify), and Zandon (Upstart). The first two are also 'TDN Rising Stars'. Taiba is already available for inspection at Spendthrift, while Arabian Lion will make his next start in Saturday's GII Santa Anita Sprint Championship and Zandon in Saturday's GII Woodward S. Both colts are being pointed to the Breeders' Cup and will retire to Spendthrift at the end of the year. Their fees will be announced at that time.

“We are excited to announce our 2024 stallion roster and fees fresh off the strongest major yearling sales I can remember,” Toffey said. “The market for a racehorse is as competitive as ever, and that is a wonderful thing for breeders and the overall health of the breeding industry. It should give everyone confidence and optimism heading into 2024. At Spendthrift, we are constantly striving to provide the best opportunities for breeders when it comes to quality, value, and diversity of pedigree at all levels.”

Spendthrift's entire 2024 roster, with fees, appears below.

Into Mischief, $250,000

Bolt d'Oro, $60,000

Authentic, $50,000

Jackie's Warrior, $45,000

Taiba, $35,000

Cyberknife, $25,000

Yaupon, $25,000

Mo Donegal, $15,000

Vekoma, $15,000

Cross Traffic, $10,000

Goldencents, $10,000

Jimmy Creed, $10,000

Greatest Honour, $7,500

Known Agenda, $7,500

Rock Your World, $7,500

Basin, $5,000

By My Standards, $5,000

Coal Front, $5,000

Temple City, $5,000

Thousand Words, $5,000

Arabian Lion, TBD

Maximus Mischief, TBD

Mitole, TBD

Omaha Beach, TBD

Vino Rosso, TBD

Zandon, TBD

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