Million-Greenback Matings


The fireworks on the annual Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton November gross sales are at all times a spotlight of the yr as seven-figure bids abound on a few of racing’s high broodmares and broodmare prospects. However after the mud settles, it may be years earlier than phrases get out on the breeding careers of the gross sales’ high choices. We caught up with the connections of some of those most up-to-date million-dollar broodmares and discovered of their mating plans for 2021 within the first version of our ‘Million-Greenback Matings’ collection.



LADY AURELIA (Scat Daddy-D’Wildcat Velocity, by Forest Wildcat)

Sale: 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Purchaser/Proprietor: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings

Produce Document: None, presently in foal to Curlin

2021 Reserving: Into Mischief

European champion and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Girl Aurelia returned to the farm the place she was bred after Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings went to $7.5 million on the record-breaking 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale to purchase out racing associate Peter Leidel.

Whereas the daughter of Scat Daddy was barren to Curlin in 2020, she was bred again to the Hill ‘n’ Dale flagbearer in late March final yr and is now anticipating her first foal any day. She’s going to then go to champion sire Into Mischief.

Into Mischief will get horses of all dimensions,” stated Stonestreet bloodstock agent John Moynihan. “With any of our mares comparable to her which can be on the elite stage of what we have now, we simply wish to give them the very best probability we are able to. With Into Mischief, he will get nice colts and nice fillies. Extra importantly, he will get quite a lot of precociousness and also you type of double down on that together with her as a result of she was so early and precocious herself. We’re very excited with what this mating can produce.”

The cross has already produced Shadwell’s Mutasaabeq (Into Mischief-Draw back Situation, by Scat Daddy), winner of the 2020 GII Bourbon S. and this yr’s Mucho Macho Man S.

Girl Aurelia captured each the G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot and the G1 Prix Morny as a juvenile for coach Wesley Ward in 2016. These accomplishments earned her the title of the primary American-based horse to obtain a Cartier Award when she was named Europe’s champion 2-year-old filly. At three, she received the listed Large’s Causeway S. at Keeneland earlier than returning to Royal Ascot to take the G1 King’s Stand S.


SHAMROCK ROSE (First Dude-Slew’s High quality, by Elusive High quality)

Sale: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Purchaser/Proprietor: Mike Shannon, agent

Produce Document: 2021 Battle Entrance colt

2021 Reserving: Nyquist

Eclipse and Breeders’ Cup Champion Shamrock Rose was bought for $2.5 million on the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale for agent Mike Shannon.

She was bred to Battle Entrance as a maiden mare and produced a colt by the Claiborne sire on February 4 this yr at Lane’s Finish Farm.

“The colt is an excellent particular person,” Shannon stated. “He has nice conformation, is muscled up and got here out only a good-feeling, good-doing type of horse.”

The Grade I-winning mare will probably be bred again to sizzling younger sire Nyquist this yr.

“She ended up being 16’3,” Shannon reported. “Battle Entrance is a smaller-type stallion so we thought that might match effectively on conformation. Then on Nyquist, we thought the pedigree match would work very well for us.”

The main freshman sire of 2020, Nyquist nonetheless leads his class in progeny earnings this yr. Each of his Grade I winners, Breeders’ Cup Champion Vequist and Gretky The Nice, are out of mares with A.P. Indy as their grandsire. He additionally has two Grade I-placed winners with dams hailing from the A.P. Indy line. Shamrock Rose’s sire First Dude is a grandson of A.P. Indy.

Campaigned by Mark Casse and Conrad Farms, Shamrock Rose broke her maiden on debut within the Ontario Debutante S. in 2017 earlier than inserting second within the GIII Mazarine S. to eventual champion Marvel Gadot (Medaglia d’Oro) as a juvenile. At three, she reeled off 4 consecutive stakes wins together with the GII Raven Run S. and wrapping up the season with a victory within the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Dash.


MIA MISCHIEF (Into Mischief-Greer Lynn, by Speightstown)

Sale: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Purchaser/Proprietor: Stonestreet Stables

Produce Document: None

2021 Reserving: Curlin

Stonestreet Stables went to $2.4 million on the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale to buy Grade I winner and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Mia Mischief.

The daughter of Into Mischief will make her first journey to the breeding shed this yr to go to Hill ‘n’ Dale’s main sire Curlin.

“Curlin works so effectively with quick mares beneath him,” Stonestreet’s John Moynihan stated. “Barbara [Banke] purchased the mare pondering she could be an incredible mare for Curlin and so we will give the mating a number of probabilities.”

Mia Mischief was stakes positioned as a juvenile and captured the GII Eight Belles S. at three. She was additionally runner-up within the GI Take a look at S. as a sophomore. At 4, she took the GI Humana Distaff S. together with two different stakes victories earlier than going via the gross sales ring at Fasig-Tipton.

She returned to the Steve Asmussen barn for a 5-year-old marketing campaign after Stonestreet signed the profitable ticket, and the speedy bay received the Carousel S. final yr for her new homeowners. She additionally ran second within the GI Madison S. at Keeneland’s July meet earlier than retiring with earnings of over $1.2 million.


SEPARATIONOFPOWERS (Sweet Journey {Arg}-Shehadmefromhello, by Empire Maker)

Sale: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Purchaser/Proprietor: Hunter Valley Farm

Produce Document: 2021 Curlin filly

2021 Reserving: Into Mischief

‘TDN Rising Star’ Separationofpowers was picked up for $2.1 million by Hunter Valley Farm on the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

Hunter Valley’s Adrian Regan reported that the twin Grade I winner not too long ago foaled a filly by Curlin.

“She had a filly on the third of February,” he stated. “She’s a beautiful bay filly with numerous high quality. We’re very, very completely happy together with her.”

Regan stated that Separationofpowers will probably be bred again to the crimson sizzling Into Mischief.

“Into Mischief is a no brainer in the meanwhile for a mare like her,” he stated. “All of the companions thought she could be an ideal bodily match as effectively.”

Into Mischief has been represented by a number of stakes winner with Sweet Journey serving as broodmare sire. Final yr’s GIII Chillingworth S. winner Into Chocolate was bred on the identical cross.

Raced by Klaravich Stables and educated by Chad Brown, Separationofpowers incomes Rising Star standing as a debut winner at Saratoga earlier than operating third within the GI Spinaway S. after which taking the GI Frizette S. As a sophomore, she added a second Grade I victory within the Take a look at S. and later received the GIII Mattress o’Roses Invitational S. at 4.

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