Into Mischief Colt Tops First Day of Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

(Session Topper from Day One of the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale / Photo Courtesy of Fasig-Tipton)

From the Media Team at Fasig-Tipton:

The first session of The October Sale posted significant gains over last year’s opening session. Across-the-board gains were driven in part by a greatly improved median, which was the highest of any single session of The October Sale since the final session of the 2016 renewal.

The session topper was a colt by INTO MISCHIEF which realized $400,000. Offered as Hip 347, the bay colt was purchased by Paul Brodsky from the consignment of Summerfield, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised. The colt is the second foal out of COR COR, a graded stakes placed stakes winner by SMOKE GLACKEN. The immediate family includes multiple graded stakes winner MEAFARA, by MEADOWLAKE, a 10-time winner, including three graded stakes, who earned nearly $840,000 and is the dam of two stakes producers.

The top filly was a $300,000 daughter of successful young sire CAIRO PRINCE, who already has Iroquois S. (G3) winner CAIRO CAT and Grade 2 placed filly PAHKET in his first crop and is currently second leading freshman sire by earnings. Offered as Hip 310, the bay filly was purchased by Stoneway Farm from the consignment of Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent. This filly is the fourth foal out the unraced HARLAN’S HOLIDAY mare CHURCH BY THE SEA, whose first two foals are graded stakes winners SIGNIFICANT FORM and HAY DAKOTA.

Matching that $300,000 price tag was Hip 240, a colt by ELUSIVE QUALITY purchased by Whispering Oaks from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent. The bay colt is out of the stakes placed MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare BRIDGETTE BORDEAUX. The immediate family includes stakes winner and stakes producer BONITA MEADOW and Grade 1 placed multiple stakes winner COPPER STATE.

“I thought it was pretty consistent trade,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, noting that the opening session represented a “solid” start to the sale. “The sale is essentially right in line with our expectations, and we expect those trends to continue over the next three days.”

In total, 223 yearlings changed hands for a gross of $7,517,00, a 16% increase over 2017’s first-session, when 230 yearlings sold for $6,479,500. The average rose nearly 20% to $33,709 from $28,172 during last year’s first session, and the $16,000 median represented an increase of 60% over $10,000 from that same period. The RNA rate was 27%.

Results are available online.

The October Sale continues Tuesday starting at 10 AM.

Telekinesis was purchased for $470,000 at the Keeneland November Sale in 2015 and is out of Intentional Cry, whose mother is six-time graded stakes winner Gold Mover. He has been stabled at Casse’s barn on the Fair Grounds backstretch under the supervision of David Carroll all winter long and has turned in some noticeable works in doing so. Such moves include a bullet work on Jan. 6 where he drilled a half-mile in 47 flat.

“He’s a horse we like a lot,” Carroll said. “He’s a beautiful looking colt that’s real well-bred and owned by great people. He’s a two-turn horse and that will be his end game. We’re looking forward to getting him started and just running well and moving forward from there.”

Telekinesis will be piloted by Florent Geroux.

David Carroll, who will saddle the highly regarded 3YO colt Telekinesis for the barn of Mark Casse at the Fair Grounds this Thursday. This son of Ghostzapper may soon join the ranks of those on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

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