INTO MISCHIEF UP TO $175,000, BOOKED FULL FOR 2020

September 15, 2019

Into Mischief | Paddock 2014 | Barbara Livingston Photo

Into Mischief, the current No. 1 General Sire in North America, will stand in 2020 for a fee of $175,000 S&N and has been booked full.

“The rise of Into Mischief has been special to witness, and there’s every indication that the best is yet to come. We genuinely believe he’s the best sire in the world, and is on the verge of becoming an important sire of sires when you look at what Goldencents is doing,” said Ned Toffey, general manager at Spendthrift.

“I don’t know if we’ve seen anything quite like Into Mischief, it’s truly remarkable the things he’s doing. Aside from amounting results on the track and in the sales ring, he’s the consummate professional and loves his job. This year, over 96% of his mares checked in foal. We think Into Mischief is making a positive impact on the breed that will be felt for years to come, particularly with the heart and durability that are signatures of his offspring,” he added.

Into Mischief ranks as the leading sire in the land in 2019, with $12,779,193 in progeny earnings – more than a million ahead of No. 2 Tapit – through Saturday according to BloodHorse. Into Mischief has sired industry highs in black type horses with 45 and Grade One horses with 8 to date in 2019, led by his newest Grade One winners Mia Mischief and Covfefe.

In the sales ring, Into Mischief had an industry-high four 2-year-olds sell for seven figures in 2019, led by a $1,800,000 filly at the Fasig-Tipton Timonium sale in May – breaking a record for the highest-priced horse ever sold publicly in Maryland. He also sired the $1,300,000 sale topper at OBS April and $900,000 sale topper at OBS June this year, giving him an industry-high four 2-year-old sale toppers in the last two years.

Into Mischief’s impact is also being felt as a sire of sires. Goldencents, Into Mischief’s first son to enter stud, is the No. 1 Second Crop Sire in North America in 2019. His newest son to stud, Maximus Mischief, was recently announced to be standing alongside Into Mischief and Goldencents at Spendthrift for an introductory fee of $7,500 S&N in 2020.

By Harlan’s Holiday, Into Mischief is out of 2016 Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady. Spendthrift plans to announce fees for the rest of its 2020 stallion roster in the near future. The farm is currently offering early-bird pricing on the majority of its roster.

 

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Spendthrift announces 2019 stud fees

Thursday, October 4, 2018

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2019 fees for its 25-stallion roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster are three new stallions for 2019, and Spendthrift’s stallion ranks are again spearheaded at the top by leading sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $150,000 S&N and is booked full.

All three new stallions are Grade 1 winners, including the recently-retired Mor Spirit, Free Drop Billy and Bolt d’Oro, who remains in training through the end of the season. Bolt d’Oro was the only two-year-old colt of 2017 to win multiple Grade 1 races, including dominant back-to-back wins in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner S. (G1). In the latter, the son of Medaglia d’Oro earned a 103 Beyer – the fastest Beyer earned by a two-year-old colt since 2014. Bolt d’Oro’s initial fee has been set at $25,000 S&N, subject to change pending race results.

Goldencents, North America’s No. 1 First-Crop Sire, will see his fee move to $20,000 S&N. The popular son of Into Mischief currently has a crop-high 19 two-year-old winners – seven more than any other first-crop sire – including four black type horses and two black type winners to date. Jimmy Creed, currently North America’s No. 2 Second-Crop Sire, will also see his stud fee move to $20,000 S&N for 2019 after siring 11 black type horses and five black type winners, led by Grade 2-winning three-year-old colt Kanthaka.

Perennial leading sire Malibu Moon will remain at $75,000 S&N in 2019 after another banner year that has already included siring two Grade 1 winners – the most of any from the A.P. Indy sire line so far in 2018. Malibu Moon is led by Breeders’ Cup Sprint contender Ransom the Moon, repeat winner of the Bing Crosby S. (G1) this summer at Del Mar, and Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Magnum Moon.

Spendthrift is also bringing home promising young stallion Normandy Invasion, a record-holding son of Tapit who had been standing in New York as property of Spendthrift. Normandy Invasion, who’s first crop of yearlings have sold for up to $170,000 so far this year, remains Gulfstream’s track-record holder at a mile on dirt at 1:33.13.

Spendthrift is introducing a new breeding program for 2019 called the “Safe Bet Program”, which is designed to substantially minimize risk for breeders who support any of Spendthrift’s fourth-year stallions that have first-crop two-year-olds set to hit the track in 2019. The program was designed to assure breeders a significant level of success from a stallion’s first crop of two-year-old runners, or the breeder will pay a significantly discounted stud fee.

Spendthrift will host an open house before and during the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, from Oct. 20-25 at 1-3pm daily. For more information on Spendthrift’s new Safe Bet Program, the open house, or any of its stallions, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.

The below chart includes Spendthrift’s full stallion roster and 2019 stud fees:

Stallions Stands & Nurses Fee
Into Mischief $150,000 – BOOK FULL
Malibu Moon $75,000
Bolt d’Oro – NEW $25,000
Lord Nelson $25,000
Goldencents $20,000
Jimmy Creed $20,000
Cross Traffic $10,000
Gormley $10,000
Mor Spirit – NEW $10,000
Temple City $10,000
Brody’s Cause $7,500
Wicked Strong $7,500
Palace $6,000
Race Day $6,000
Cinco Charlie $5,000
Dominus $5,000
Flat Out $5,000
Hit It a Bomb $5,000
Shakin It Up $5,000
Can the Man $3,500
Danza $3,500
Itsmyluckyday $3,500
Medal Count $3,500
Normandy Invasion $3,500
Free Drop Billy – NEW TBA
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