03/02/2018 11:40AM

Into Mischief stands out with juveniles in Beyer Sire Performance Standings

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Mia Mischief posted the co-fastest Beyer of 2017 for sire Into Mischief.

By almost any measure, Into Mischief again had a stellar year with his 2-year-old runners in 2017.

The Spendthrift Farm stallion leads Daily Racing Form’s exclusive Beyer Sire Performance Standings with 16 figures to meet or surpass the benchmark figure of 80 from juvenile action last season. Ten individuals were responsible for those figures, giving him a healthy 12 percent to reach that threshold from his juvenile starters.

Into Mischief led the juvenile earnings list in 2016 and finished a narrow second among living North American sires in that category last year. He led living juvenile sires with five black-type stakes winners.

Into Mischief’s juveniles were led by two who recorded Beyer Speed Figures of 90. Mia Mischief was the first to hit that mark, posting her 90 when winning an optional-claiming race in November at Churchill Downs in her 2-year-old finale. The multiple stakes-placed filly, who was bred and sold by Spendthrift, also recorded an 85, tied for her sire’s fifth-highest juvenile figure of the year, in winning her maiden at Keeneland by 16 1/4 lengths.

Tricks to Doo later posted a 90 winning the Inaugural Stakes in December at Tampa Bay Downs. The 7 1/4-length romp was the colt’s second win from three starts last year.

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With continued success from his juveniles on the track, Into Mischief is poised for more solid results as the 2-year-olds in training sale season begins in North America. The son of Harlan’s Holiday averaged $212,105 from 43 juveniles sold last year, led by Engage, who sold for $550,000 to Woodford Racing at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March sale. Engage later won the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont.

Into Mischief also sired a pair of $500,000 colts, Audible and Souper Shenanigan, at the elite Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale. Audible, who was purchased by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm, romped in last month’s Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 99.

Into Mischief has nine 2-year-olds cataloged for his year’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale, including a filly who is a half-sister to Japanese Group 2 winner Albiano, who is from the family of prominent broodmare Courtly Dee, responsible for champion Althea. The filly is consigned as agent by the McKathan brothers, who purchased Mia Mischief as a yearling and successfully pinhooked her last year.