Honest Mischief

Four Share Furlong Bullet at OBS Under-Tack Finale

Three colts and one filly shared the furlong bullet time of :9 4/5 during the final session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Sunday. The quartet all took to track within the first half-hour of the session, with a colt by Tapiture (hip 993) getting the day started with his bullet work for Navas Equine. The colt is out of Union Queen (Union Rags) and his third dam, Above Perfection (In Excess {Ire}), produced GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming....

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More Favorable Conditions Lead To Faster OBS Saturday

Weather conditions continued to improve on the penultimate day of the 2024 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training under-tack show and, while works failed to reach the peak set earlier in the week, the headwind that hampered Friday's show let up in time for a plethora of runners to hit the :9 4/5 mark Saturday. A total of 11 juveniles matched that mark with five of those 11 coming from sires who have their first 2-year-olds this year. Craig Wheeler sent out his homebred son of...

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Sequel New York's Mullion Has First Mares In Foal

'TDN Rising Star' and new stallion Mullion (Into Mischief), standing at Sequel New York in partnership with Juddmonte, reported his first mares in foal Friday according to a release by the farm. The full-brother to fellow 'Rising Star', GI Kentucky Derby winner and Juddmonte stallion Mandaloun has a pair of mares, Stillness (Constitution) and Rockin Emmzy (Tale of the Cat), confirmed in foal. Mullion stands at Sequel New York alongside Honest Mischief (Into Mischief), Keepmeinmind (Laoban), Fire At Will (Declaration of War), Freud (Storm Cat) and Mission Impazible (Unbridled's Song).

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Provocateur To Stand At New York's McMahon Stud

McMahon and Hill Bloodstock purchased Provocateur (Into Mischief) for $200,000 at the 2022 Keeneland November Sale and Mike McMahon raced the 5-year-old four times this year before retiring him to stud at New York's McMahon Stud. A $600,000 yearling purchase, Provocateur won the Hutcheson S. at Gulfstream Park at two and was third in the GI Woody Stephens S. the following year. In a 14-race career, he compiled earnings of $240,000. "He's a very, very good-looking horse, very correct," said Joe McMahon. "And of course everyone knows Into Mischief-he's the...

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Record Good Magic Colt on Top at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

A colt by Good Magic (hip 251) brought a sales record $230,000 to top a solid--if polarized--renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale in upstate New York Tuesday. During the one-session auction, 156 horses grossed $4,522,200 for an average of $28,988 and a median of $18,000. Both average and median dipped from last year's vibrant market. The sale average--which had jumped 48.5% from 2021 to 2022--declined 13% from a year ago, while the median was down 5%. From a catalogue of 337 head, 243 went through the ring with...

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Uncle Mo Filly Dominates In Laurel Unveiling

3rd-Laurel, $52,520, Msw, 7-1, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.39, ft, 8 lengths. TOUPIE (f, 2, Uncle Mo--Amertume {GSP}, by Tapit) was a deserving even-money favorite in this unveiling, jumping up to strike the front from the early jumps to set the pace just outside of Remember Me (Imagining). The pair stayed in close quarters through fractions of :22.93 and :45.79 before Toupie eagerly shook off her shadow past the quarter pole and spurted clear, opening up a dominant advantage that was eight lengths on the wire. Remember Me held on for...

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Virtual Reality Game on Debut at Belmont Park

4th-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 5-28, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:25.06, ft, neck. VIRTUAL REALITY (f, 3, Cloud Computing--Miss Malibu Style, by Malibu Moon) had been on the work tab religiously since the middle of February, and put it all together here at first asking, finishing best of the inexperienced runners in the field. Breaking inward at the jump, Manny Franco was able to correct her but wound up three wide before jostling with eventual third-place finisher Ms. Solveig (Bernardini) as that one steadily inched closer to the rail. The bumper cars came...

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Sequel New York Open House Jan. 21

Sequel New York will hold its 2023 Stallion Open House Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the stallion barn at 167 Maple Lane, Hudson, New York 12534. The 2023 Sequel New York roster, with fees, is: Freud (Storm Cat), private; Honest Mischief (Into Mischief), $6,500 LFSN; Keepmeinmind (Laoban), $6,500 LFSN; and Mission Impazible (Unbridled's Song), private. Multiple mare discounts are available, as well as incentives for repeat breeders. "We want to give our breeders a chance to be profitable," said Sequel owner Becky Thomas. "The recent sales...

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Rich Strike's Sister 'A Gift' for New Breeder Scott Miller

Scott Miller has only been involved in breeding for a few years, but he's more than happy to stick around for a while longer now that he owns a half-sister to a Kentucky Derby winner. Miller's mare Lode Lady (Posse) is the first foal out of the Smart Strike mare Gold Strike, the dam of newly-acclaimed Derby hero Rich Strike (Keen Ice). Foaled in 2008, Lode Lady made three trips to the winner's circle at Woodbine and earned over $150,000 during her racing career before ending up with Miller eight...

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Honest Mischief Represented By First Foal

Sequel New York's first-year sire, Honest Mischief (Into Mischief-Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew) was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 4, at Cedar Ridge Farm in New York for breeder William "Buck" Butler The New York-bred filly is the first foal out of Tradeable (Exchange Rate). "We are thrilled for this filly to be Honest Mischief's first foal", said Butler who supported Honest Mischief with multiple mares. "It is so exciting to be on board from the beginning of his career." Honest Mischief covered 127 mares and will stand...

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Lessons from a Stallion Consultant

Grade I-producing sire Laoban is off to a fast start in Kentucky as he nears the completion of his first book at WinStar Farm. Meanwhile, his son Keepmeinmind, one of two graded winners for the son of Uncle Mo, readies for his bid in Saturday's GI Preakness S. "He has settled in and is doing really well," WinStar's President and CEO Elliott Walden said. "He's going to breed around 140 mares this year." The transition from Laoban's original stud farm, Sequel Stallions in New York, to WinStar was a breeze,...

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First Mares in Foal to Honest Mischief

Regally bred stakes winner Honest Mischief (Into Mischief) has his first mares in foal. A winning Exchange Rate mare, Tradeable, and Caragh Queen, a Hard Spun half-sister to GI Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, checked in foal for breeder William J. Butler. Dobra, a Smoke Glacken mare who won over $200,000 the hard way, checked in foal for breeder Ron Lombardi of Mr. Amore Stables. Delta Delight, a Union Rags half-sister to graded stakes winner JJ's Lucky Train, also checked in foal for breeder Allen Poindexter. "We are happily overwhelmed...

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