Practical Joke played a significant role in Into Mischief’s transformation from cheap stallion to a Champion sire.
He became his sire’s second Gr.1 winner, following Goldencents, when he landed the Hopeful Stakes. Practical Joke then added the Gr.1 Champagne S. a month later and earned 122 on the Experimental Free Handicap. He also proved very hard to beat around one turn as a 3yo, taking the Gr.3 Dwyer S. and Gr.1 H. Allen Jerkens S., in which he gave weight and a beating to the future Gr.1 winner Takaful. The yearlings from Practical Joke’s first crop encourage the belief that he will follow Into Mischief’s footsteps, as they averaged more than $135,000.
Much of Into Mischief’s success has been based on the MR PROSPECTOR line, to the extent that five of his seven Gr.1 winners are out of mares from this male line. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic has a dam by GONE WEST’s son MR GREELEY. Into Mischief’s 12 foals out of SPEIGHTSTOWN mares include a Gr.1 winner, a Gr.2 winner and a Gr.3 winner. Goldencents’ Gr.2 winner By My Standards is out of a grand-daughter of GONE WEST.
Practical Joke and Goldencents are both out of grand-daughters of FORTY NINER, and he also has black-type winners out of daughters of ROAR and TRIPPI (2).
UNBRIDLED is the broodmare sire of the very talented Covfefe and Into Mischief also has a first-rate record with SONGANDAPRAYER mares, notably siring Gr.2 winner Maximus Mischief.
Into Mischief also has two SWs 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.
Into Mischief has SWs with dams by BERNARDINI, CONGRATS and APTITUDE. Into Mischief’s Gr.2 winner Vyjack is out of a mare by STRAVINSKY, by NUREYEV.
Practical Joke is from the STORM CAT male line, however Into Mischief’s Gr.2- winning 2yo Mutasaabeq has a dam by SCAT DADDY.
UNCLE MO mares are worth trying as Into Mischief has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners with dams by INDIAN CHARLIE.
TIZNOW mares already have Gr.3 winners by Into Mischief and Goldencents. ARCH mares have two SWs among their seven foals with Into Mischief (29%).
KAFWAIN mares have success with Into Mischief, for example Gr.1 winner Gamine. Goldencents has a Gr.3 winner out of an ORIENTATE mare.