Leading Sire Into Mischief Popular During First Session of Kentucky October Yearlings
A pair of yearlings by Leading Sire Into Mischief stole the spotlight during the first session of the 2020 Kentucky October Yearlings sale on Monday in Lexington, KY.
A well-related filly by Into Mischief topped the session when sold for $300,000 to Willis Horton Racing (video). The bay filly, offered as Hip 202 by Wynnstay Sales, agent, is out of the stakes placed Lemon Drop Kid mare Kid Majic, making her a full sister to two-time Canadian champion Miss Mischief. Hip 202 is also a half-sister to current stakes placed winning filly Mind Out (Tapit) and to Rosemonde (Indian Charlie), dam of current multiple Grade 1 placed winner Rowayton, also by Into Mischief. Kid Majic herself is out of stakes winner Call Her Magic, who produced Grade 1 winner J P's Gusto and Magic Appeal, dam of champion and graded stakes winner Letruska. Hip 202 was bred in Kentucky by H. Allen Poindexter.
The session's top colt, also by into Mischief, sold for $260,000 to Juddmonte Farms from the consignment of Lane's End, agent (video). Offered as Hip 24, the bay colt is the second foal out of the More Than Ready mare Golden Cropper (AUS). That mare's first foal Tete a Tete (Malibu Moon) is a winner this year at two. Golden Cropper is out of Australian group stakes winner Sliding Cube, making her a half-sister to Group 2 winner Rubick. The immediate family includes champion and three-time Leading Sire Redoute's Choice and additional Group 1 winners Manahattan Rain, Platinum Scissors, and Shoals. Hip 24 was bred in Kentucky by Mt Brilliant Farm & Ranch.
Four other yearlings sold for $200,000 or more during the session, including:
- Hip 342, a colt by Maclean's Music out of Microburst (Awesome Again), sold for $240,000 to Mike Ryan, agent from the consignment of St George Sales, agent. Out of a half-sister to 2018 Champagne S. (G1) winner Complexity, Hip 342 was bred in Kentucky by Susan Moulton.
- Hip 282, a colt from the second crop of Liam's Map out of Locked On (Bodemeister), sold for $220,000 to Ten Strike Racing/Rick Kueber from the consignment of Castle Park Farm (Noel Murphy), agent. From the immediate family of champions Weekend Trip and Heavenly Prize, Hip 282 was bred in New York by Loch Grove Farm.
- Hip 324, a filly by record-breaking champion First Crop sire Uncle Mo out of Manda Bay (Empire Maker), sold for $200,000 to Nice Guys Stable from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent. A half-sister to Grade 1 placed Voting Control was bred in Kentucky by Three Chimneys Farm.
- Hip 91, a colt from the first crop of Horse of the Year Arrogate out of Hero's Amor (Street Hero), sold for $200,000 to Marc Tacher from the consignment of Woods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), agent. The first foal out a multiple stakes winning full sister to stakes winner ThreefiveIndia, Hip 91 was bred in Kentucky by Elevated Bloodstock & Raxon Cho.
During Monday's session, 248 yearlings sold for $8,393,800, good for an average of $33,846. The median was $15,000.
The Kentucky October Yearlings sale resumes Tuesday, October 27 at 10 AM.
Results are available online.