Honest Mischief

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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Honest Mischief Brings Blue-Blooded Speed to NY

Honest Mischief (Into Mischief-Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew) is the first son of the record-setting leading sire Into Mischief to stand in New York. He also hails from the blue-blooded Juddmonte family that produced Empire Maker, who died at age 20 in January of 2020, leaving a void in the Thoroughbred breeding industry. Raced by Juddmonte and trained by Chad Brown, Honest Mischief now begins his stud career at Becky Thomas's Sequel New York. He will stand for $6,500 LFSN. Honest Mischief broke his maiden his second time out as...

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Sequel NY Announces 2021 Stud Fees

Officials at Sequel Stallions New York have announced stud fees for its five-strong roster for the 2021 breeding season. As was reported last week, 'TDN Rising Star' Honest Mischief (Into Mischief) is new to the Sequel breeding barn and will begin his stud career for an advertised fee of $6,500. He will be backed by a Sequel-led syndicate and his breeder Juddmonte Farm will also support the stallion. Sequel's perennial leading New York sire Freud (Storm Cat), the full-brother to Giant's Causeway whose progeny have earned better than $65 million...

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Honest Mischief Retired to Sequel Stallions

Blue-blooded black-type winner and graded stakes-placed Honest Mischief (Into Mischief--Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew), who hails from one of the top families in the stud book, has been retired to Sequel Stallions New York. He will stand for $6,500 LFSN. The Juddmonte homebred broke his maiden at second asking at Keeneland at three by eight lengths and was tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' by virtue of that win, then went on to be third behind Shancelot (Shanghai Bobby) in the GII Amsterdam S. at Saratoga in just his fourth career...

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