Stakes Winner Honest Mischief Retired To Stud At Sequel Stallions

Stakes winning sprinter, Honest Mischief (Into Mischief – Honest Lady by Seattle Slew), has been retired to Sequel Stallions New York, where he will stand for a fee of $6,500 LFSN.

Bred and raced by leading global powerhouse, Juddmonte Farm, Honest Mischief broke his maiden in his second start by eight lengths at Keeneland becoming a TDN Rising Star and earning an outstanding 2 Ragozin Number. He became a stakes winner winning the Force The Pass City of Laurel Stakes and was second to the brilliantly fast Volatile in the Aristides Stakes at Churchill Downs. Honest Mischief became graded stakes-placed in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga. He bested G1 stakes winners Mind Control and Complexity in the G1 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont. Honest Mischief retires with four wins, three seconds, and one third in nine career starts with earnings of $287,464.

“Honest Mischief identified himself very early as one of the best dirt prospects of his crop in our barn.” Said Chad Brown, Trainer. “He proved to be very fast, durable, and consistent in both the mornings and afternoons. He has all the qualities my really good Into Mischief’s have. I have never had a horse run a 2 Ragozin Number so early in his 3-year-old year. He was very, very fast!”

Honest Mischief hails from one of the most significant families in the stud book today. His G1 stakes winning dam, Honest Lady, is a half-sister to 4 Graded Stakes winners including G1 Classic winner, Empire Maker, as well as sires, Chester House and Decarchy. Honest Lady established herself as one of the most important racehorses of her generation winning the G1 Santa Monica Handicap and running 2nd against colts in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Honest Mischief is also the grandson of Broodmare Of The Year, Leslie’s Lady, and Toussaud.

“Honest Mischief’s pedigree epitomizes the simplistic Juddmonte approach of matching the world’s best dirt stallion with Prince Khalid’s best dirt family.” Said Garrett O’Rourke, Manager of Juddmonte Farm. “Honest Lady was a nose away from being a Breeders Cup Sprint G1 champion in the fastest ever Breeder’s Cup Sprint. She also placed in a Met Mile G1 against colts, and was the most beautiful little mare with a regal personality. Then to be by Seattle Slew out of broodmare of the year, Toussaud, and dam of G1 winner, First Defense, illustrates the peerless quality of this pedigree. Honest Mischief was pegged as a real talent by our exercise riders from the very beginning. He had raw speed, he was sound, and he had desire. He placed behind stars like Shancelot and Volatile at the top of their games and when he won, he won like a G1 horse. Honest Mischief has such a genetic concentration of classic talent, on top and bottom of his pedigree, that expectation of his success at stud is just a given.”

“Into Mischief is the most dominant sire of our times, rocketing to stardom from the very ordinary mares originating from his first books. To stand at stud the son of such an incredible sire as well as the magnificent female family Honest Mischief exhibits is beyond exciting,” said Becky Thomas of Sequel New York. “I am a super fan of Into Mischief and am honored to bring Honest Mischief to New York with the support and participation of Juddmonte Farm.”


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