Risky Mischief, Robin Sparkles highlight Keeneland opener

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Stakes-placed Risky Mischief sold for $475,000 Monday, the highest price for a New York-bred on Day 1 of the Keeneland November sale. Photo courtesy of Paramount Sales.

By Tom Law

Stakes-placed Risky Mischief sold for $475,000 and graded stakes winner Robin Sparkles brought $450,000 to highlight the first day of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Monday in Lexington.

The two mares were sold back-to-back, with Risky Mischief going first as Hip 145 to Breeze Easy LLC. Consigned by Paramount Sales, Risky Mischief is a 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief out of stakes winner Risky Rachel from the family of multiple New York-bred stakes winners Dancin Renee and Say Florida Sandy. She was sold in foal to Charlatan.

Bred by Sanford Bacon and foaled at Birsh Family Farm in Amsterdam, Risky Rachel originally sold for $350,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. She won four of 10 starts for owner Jeff Drown and trainer Jeremiah Englehart, earning $233,100 during a career highlighted by a debut victory at Saratoga Race Course in 2019 and a third in the Autumn Days Stakes at Aqueduct in 2020.

Hip 146, Robin Sparkles sold next to Candy Meadows LLC as a racing or broodmare prospect out of the Denali Stud consignment.

Robin Sparkles, winner of the Grade 3 Caress this summer at Saratoga, sold for $450,000 Monday at Keeneland. Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo.

Bred by Hibiscus Stables and foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, the 5-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality won nine of 18 starts and earned $531,793 for owner Michael Schraeder and trainer Bruce Brown.

Robin Sparkles scored her biggest victory this summer at Saratoga, defeating a field that included eventual Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Caravel in the Grade 3 Caress Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Robin Sparkles won two other stakes during her career – the 2021 Mount Vernon at Belmont Park and the 2022 Politely at Monmouth Park.

Bolter Bloodstock purchased the most expensive New York-bred weanling during Monday’s session, going to $230,000 for Hip 101, a filly by Munnings.

Hip 101, a filly by Munnings bred by Pine Ridge Stables LTD, sold for $130,000 Monday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Bred by Pine Ridge Stables LTD, foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the filly is out of the Into Mischief mare Magic Mischief, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Temple City.

Keeneland reported sales on three New York-bred racing or broodmare prospects, or broodmares for $1,155,000, an average price of $385,000. Three New York-bred weanlings also sold during the opening session for $450,000, an average price of $150,000.

The Keeneland November sale continued at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the first session of the two-day Book 2.

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