Into Mischief TB
#1 NATIONALLY RANKED THOROUGHBRED
STALLION, 20 GSW, 5 MILLIONAIRES
2020 FEE: $10,000-Quarter Horse
Frozen Semen Only
2020 FEE: $175,000-Thoroughbred
Standing at Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, KY
2005, Bay Stallion
Harlan's Holiday x Leslie's Lady, by Tricky Creek
Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. and Spendthrift Farm Announce Exclusive Opportunity
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2019—Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in partnership with Spendthrift Farm of Lexington, Kentucky have announced an exclusive opportunity for Quarter Horse mares to breed to two of the world's leading Thoroughbred Stallions in 2020.
"We were approached by Bill Heiligbrodt and Steve Asmussen about making Mitole available to Quarter Horse mares," said Mark Toothaker, stallion seasons manager at Spendthrift Farm, a leading Thoroughbred stallion operation in North America.
"It's not something we’ve ever done before, so we reached out to one of the most successful Quarter Horse operations, Robicheaux Ranch, to guide us through the process and to handle it on our behalf.," Toothaker said.
"Through those discussions, Into Mischief’s name came up and we decided we would also make him available to the Quarter Horse community. Obviously, he’s the No. 1 Thoroughbred sire in North America and can get an extremely fast and classy racehorse. We will be collecting and freezing the semen soon in order not to interrupt either stallion from their full books for the upcoming Thoroughbred breeding season," he added.
Into Mischief, the leading Thoroughbred General Sire of 2019, and Mitole, 4-time Grade 1 winner including the 2019 Breeders' Cup Sprint(G1) at Santa Anita Park last month, will be offered to Quarter Horses through this unprecedented arrangement between Robicheaux Ranch and Spendthrift Farm.
"So many legends in our industry come from a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross (such as leading sires Dash For Cash, Easy Jet, Chicks Beduino, Favorite Cartel and Jess Good Candy)," Robicheaux Ranch manager Ryan Robicheaux said today.
"We need to make more of an effort to reintroduce Thoroughbred bloodlines back into our breed to increase endurance, longevity and a badly needed out-cross for our Quarter Horse mares. Into Mischief and Mitole are two once in-a-lifetime opportunities to do that," he added.
Into Mischief ($597,080), a Grade 1 winning son of Harlan's Holiday, will stand for $175,000, live foal to Thoroughbred mares in 2020. Quarter Horses mare will be afforded the opportunity breeding with frozen semen at Robicheaux Ranch for a 2020 fee of $10,000.
From 8 crops to reach racing age, Into Mischief has sired 20 graded stakes winner, 45 black type winners, 5 millionaires, 3 champions with earners of nearly $60 million. His top performers include Grade 1 winners Goldencents (7 wins, $3,044,000), Audible (5 wins, $2,130,520), Practical Joke ( 5 wins, $1,795,800), Covfefe ( 6 wins, $1,110,025), Mia Mischief (8 wins, $1,083,834), Grade 2 winners Vyjack, (8 wins, $1,427,600), Vicar's In Trouble (4 wins, $1,228,2920, etc.
Into Mischief's sire Harlan's Holiday ($3,632,664, Florida Derby [G1], etc.) is the sire 95 black-type winners, 6 champions, and earning of more than $86.6 million.
Into Mischief is out of the stakes winner and Broodmare of the Year Leslie's Lady ($187,014), by Tricky Creek. She is the dam of 6 winners, 3 grade 1 winners and 1 champion including four-time Champion Beholder ($6,156,600), Breeders' Cup Turf[G1] winner Mendelssohn ($2,542,137), Grade 1 winner Into Mischief (see above), etc.
The second dam is multiple stakes producing Crystal Lady, a Stop the Music half-sister to stakes winners MALCOHA ($414,211), MELANYHASTHEPAPERS ($311,152.), and stakes-placed Bucking Bird ($406,572.),and One Last Colony ($67,932).