11/19/2015 12:46PM

Curlin to Mischief to Rancho San Miguel in California for 2016


Curlin to Mischief, an unraced half brother to champion Beholder and popular young sire Into Mischief, will debut at stud in 2016 at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif.

The 4-year-old son of Curlin will stand for an advertised fee of $3,500 under a standard live foal contract, or breeders can enroll in the stallion’s “Share the Upside” program, in which he is advertised at $5,000.

Curlin to Mischief had been working toward his first start for trainer Bob Baffert after being purchased for $300,000 by Juddmonte Farms at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale. He was acquired by Mark Feld’s Lucas Downs at the 2015 Keeneland November breeding stock sale for $20,000 as a racing or stallion prospect.

Bred in Kentucky by Clarkland Farm, Curlin to Mischief is out of the stakes-winning Tricky Creek mare Leslie’s Lady, whose five winners from six foals to race include two-time champion Beholder, and Grade 1 winner Into Mischief, who has become a standout sire at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Leslie’s Harmony, a full sister to Curlin to Mischief, sold for $1.1 million at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.