News - Breeding October  26, 2021

Into Mischief Has Big Breeders' Cup Day


Leading sire Into Mischief had two Breeders' Cup winners on Saturday 2020 Breeders' Cup Championships card at Keeneland Race Course.

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LEXINGTON, KY—NOVEMBER 7, 2020—Leading Thoroughbred sire Into Mischief had a huge day today, siring two Breeders' Cup winners on Saturday's Breeders' Cup Championships card at Keeneland Race Course.

The #1 nationally ranked Thoroughbred sire was made available to Quarter Horse mares for the first time in 2020 through an agreement between Spendthrift Farms in Lexington, Kentucky and Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Into Mischief's 2021 Thoroughbred fee is $225,000 and Quarter Horse fee is $10,000 (frozen semen only).

Into Mischief's Kentucky Derby winning son Authentic wrapped up his impressive 3-year-old season today with a 2-¼ length win over stablemate Improbable in the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic(G1). The $3,120,000 winner's purse doubled the bay colt's earnings to $6,191,200 after posting six wins, two seconds in eight career starts.

Authentic, under jockey John Velazquez, winning the Breeder's Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course Saturday. © AP Photo / Michael Conroy
He was also won the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve(G1), TVG.com Haskell Stakes(G1), Runhappy Santa Anita Derby(G1), San Felipe Stakes(G2), Sham Stakes(G3) and was second in the Preakness Stakes(G1) this year.

Authentic races for Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Starlight Racing and is conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert who got his start as a Quarter Horse trainer. Authentic is the probable favorite for the 2020 Eclipse "Horse of the Year" honors.

Gamine, a 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, capped off her 3-year-old season with a 6-¼ length win in the $900,000 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint(G1) at Keeneland Race Course. She set a new Keeneland Race Course track record for by running 7 furlongs in 1:07.20. Even with an awkward start Gamine completed the opening quarter in :22.50 seconds.

Gamine, under jockey John Velazquez, winning the Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland Race Course Saturday. © Coady Photography
Also trained by Baffert, Gamine has won four of six races and earned $1,003,000. Racing for owner Michael Lund Petersen, the bay filly also won the Longines Acorn Stakes(G1), Longines Test Stakes(G1) and was third in the Longines Kentucky Oaks(G1).

Into Mischief has sired 530 Thoroughbred winners, 150 black type (15%), earner of $81.2 million and average earning per starter in excess of $44,500.

Last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint(G1) winner Mitole ($3,104,910) is also available through Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. for a fee of $4,000 (frozen semen). His 2021 Thoroughbred fee is $15,000.

Both Into Mischief and Mitole's first Quarter Horse foals will hit the ground in 2021.


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