Mandaloun’s full brother Mullion to stand at Sequel New York

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

Juddmonte homebred Mullion, a son of Into Mischief and full brother to Mandaloun, will stand the 2024 season at Sequel Stallions New York. Coady Photography

Mullion, a full-brother to 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun, will stand the 2024 season at Sequel New York in Hudson in partnership with Juddmonte. Bred and raced by Juddmonte, the 4-year-old Mullion is by four-time leading sire Into Mischief out of the multiple group stakes-winning Empire Maker mare Brooch.

“We are incredibly fortunate and excited to be partnering with Juddmonte on such an incredible stallion prospect,” said Sequel’s Becky Thomas. “There is no denying the strength of the Into Mischief sire line and the brilliance of his progeny on the track and at stud.

“Mullion is exactly what Sequel and the New York breeders were looking for. He is a big, strong son of Into Mischief standing at nearly 16.3. He was astonishingly fast running a 4- Rag in only his second start and was so brilliant as a young horse exceeding the highest of expectations.”

Mullion will be available for inspection at Sequel New York’s Stallion Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at 167 Maple Lane in Hudson.

Mullion comes from one of the great families of the English and American Stud Books with 11 generations of black-type producers. Of the 12 generations of broodmares back to Ballantrae, only one in the female line of Mullion did not earn black type.

Mullion blasted a field of maidens off a more than 14-month layoff in early November at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography.

Mullion’s speed exceeded even the highest of expectations. In only his second start and after a 14-month layoff November 5, Mullion showed absolute brilliance when breaking his maiden going 1 mile at Churchill Downs by 10 lengths.

“Mullion is a beast to look at,” trainer Brad Cox said. “He showed freakish brilliance, so much so that we were pointing him to the Grade 1 Malibu after his 10-length romp at Churchill. He was a rare talent.”

The eye-catching performance garnered national recognition, a TDN Rising-Star title and an impressive 4- Ragozin number, faster than Cody’s Wish’s 2023 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile figure.

To put the significance of the number into proper context, below are Ragozin numbers posted by the leading 3-year-olds of 2023:

  • Mage / Kentucky Derby (G1) / 5 Rag
  • Forte / Florida Derby (G1) / 6+ Rag
  • Arcangelo / Travers (G1) – Belmont (G1) / 7 Rag
  • Geaux Rocket Ride / Haskell (G1) / 7″ Rag
  • Saudi Crown / Pennsylvania Derby (G1) / 8 Rag
  • Angel of Empire / Arkansas Derby (G1) / 8 Rag
  • Tapit Trice / Blue Grass (G1) / 8 Rag
  • Practical Move / Santa Anita Derby (G1) / 9 Rag
  • National Treasure / Preakness (G1) / 10- Rag

“I believe that this horse has the kind of credentials that can make him a successful stallion which is why Juddmonte is supporting him,” said Garrett O’Rourke, Juddmonte USA general manager.

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