Above: Into Mischief
Spendthrift Farm’s reigning champion general sire Into Mischief, the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Authentic, will stand in 2021 for a fee of $225,000 S&N.
“In our minds, there was only one box left to tick for Into Mischief and that was siring a classic winner. Authentic was able to do that pretty emphatically in the Kentucky Derby, and we continue to believe the best is still to come for Into Mischief,” said Ned Toffey, general manager at Spendthrift.
“Authentic, Gamine and these 3-year-olds were bred on a $45,000 fee, and Into Mischief has continued to cover better books every year. It has been gratifying to see him thrive in the sales arena, including having the second-highest yearling average along with more seven-figure yearlings than any other North American sire in 2020. Into Mischief is the best sire in the world and set to continue to prove it. We are also confident he will become an important sire of sires and have shown that in our commitment to acquiring his best sons.
“We think he 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. Into Mischief is just a remarkable animal that has the chance to be among the very best the breed has seen, and we feel extremely fortunate to have him,” he added.
Into Mischief’s ascent landed him on top in 2019 as North America’s No. 1 general sire, a spot he continues to have a firm hold on in 2020. His current progeny earnings of over $13.7 million is more than $5.1 million ahead of No. 2 Tapit according to BloodHorse. Into Mischief has sired industry highs by black type winners with 26 and black type horses with 51, led by the aforementioned Authentic-G1 and multiple stakes record-holder Gamine-G1.
Spendthrift will announce fees for the rest of its 2021 stallion roster later this week.
Article courtesy of Breednet.