Practical Joke played a significant role in helping Into Mischief’s transformation from cheap stallion to a Champion Sire by winning the Gr.1 Hopeful and Gr.1 Champagne as a juvenile and the Gr.3 Dwyer and Gr.1 H. Allen Jerkens at three. Second to Gun Runner among the first-crop sires of 2021, he is emulating his sire as a prolific sire of winners.
Eight of Into Mischief’s 11 Gr.1 winners are from MR PROSPECTOR line mares, with Practical Joke representing Into Mischief’s flourishing partnership with Distorted Humor mares. MR PROSPECTOR is back in the fifth generation of Practical Joke’s foals, so there is ample scope to add extra lines. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic has a dam by GONE WEST’s son MR GREELEY, who has 23% SWs with Into Mischief. Gr.1 winners Mia Mischief and Mischevious Alex are out of other grand-daughters of GONE WEST, by SPEIGHTSTOWN, who has 20% SWs with Into Mischief. Practical Joke already has black-type winners out of daughters of SPEIGHTSTOWN and PROUD CITIZEN.
UNBRIDLED mares have a magnificent 50% GSWs with Into Mischief, thanks to the very talented Covfefe and Gr.2 winners Largent and Private Mission. There are also black-type winners out of daughters of EMPIRE MAKER, his son FIRST DEFENCE, UNBRIDLED’S SONG and SPANISH STEPS, with Empire Maker being the sire of the dams of dual Gr.1 winner Mandaloun and Gr.2 winner Laurel River. Into Mischief also has a fine record with mares by SONGANDAPRAYER, notably siring Gr.2 winner Maximus Mischief. Practical Joke’s 2022 Gr.1-winning 2YO Chocolate Gelato has a dam from the FAPPIANO line through CANDY RIDE.
Into Mischief has sired three black-type winners from 23 foals with mares by CANDY RIDE.
Into Mischief also has two black-type winners from seven foals out of CARSON CITY mares and a Gr.3 winner out of a mare by Carson City’s son FIVE STAR DAY. Practical Joke has a black-type winner out of a grand-daughter of CARSON CITY and he should suit CITY ZIP mares.
Other MR PROSPECTOR line stallions which appear among the broodmare sires of Into Mischief’s Graded winners are LEMON DROP KID, MACHIAVELLIAN, LINE IN THE SAND and VICTORY GALLOP.
SEATTLE SLEW line mares are definitely worth considering for Practical Joke as he already has Gr.3 winner Girl With A Dream from a grand-daughter of PULPIT. Into Mischief already has a Gr.2 winner with a MINESHAFT mare.
Into Mischief has two black-type winners from four foals out of mares by DANZIG and has Gr.2 winner Gerrymander out of a HARD SPUN mare, as well as Gr.2 winners out of grand-daughters of LANGFUHR and DANEHILL.
Practical Joke has made an eye-catching start with MEDAGLIA D’ORO mares, siring Gr.3 winner Wit. He has the stakes-placed Practical Coach from a mare by KITTEN’S JOY, so more grand-daughters of EL PRADO are called for.
Practical Joke already has black-type winners out of mares by DIXIELAND BAND and his son DIXIE UNION so this cross is well worth following.
Practical Joke already has a Gr.1 winner in Chile with a dam by SCAT DADDY and his Gr.1 winner Chocolate Gelato has a grandam by Forestry. JOHANNESBURG is broodmare sire of Goldencent’s Gr.1 winner Going to Vegas.
Into Mischief has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners out of mares by INDIAN CHARLIE (sire of UNCLE MO), also broodmare sire of Practical Joke’s Gr.1-placed filly Kaling.
TIZNOW mares have Gr.3 winners by Into Mischief and his son Goldencents.
ARCH mares have two black-type winners among their nine foals (22%) by Into Mischief.
Mares by CHEROKEE RUN and his son KAFWAIN have had Graded success with Into Mischief.