Honest Mischief filly highlights OBS March opener

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Hip 243, a daughter of New York-based freshman sire Honest Mischief, sold for $310,000 Tuesday at the OBS March sale. Photo courtesy of Coastal Equine.

A filly from the first crop of New York-based sire Honest Mischief commanded a bid of $310,000 to spark the opening session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.’s March 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday.

McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, agent, landed the winning bid for the co-fourth most expensive filly sold during the opening session. Offered as Hip 243 and consigned by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, the filly is the fourth foal out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Forget It. Hoppel purchased the filly for $40,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.

Bred by Scott and Debbie Pierce and foaled at River Valley Farm in Gansevoort, the Honesty Mischief filly is a half-sister to stakes winner and $541,672-earner Red Danger and the winner How Sweet She Is. Forget It is also the dam of the 3-year-old New York-bred Maximus Mischief gelding Sorority Prank, who is twice placed after selling for $75,000 at last year’s OBS April sale.

Honest Mischief, an 8-year-old son of Into Mischief out of the Grade 1-winning Seattle Slew mare Honest Lady, stands for $6,500 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson.

The filly also ended the day as one of five New York-bred juveniles that sold for $100,000 or more. OBS reported sales on 12 of the 16 New York-breds through the ring Tuesday for $1,325,000, an average price of $110,417.

Hip 130, a filly by Bee Jersey, sold for $275,000 Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Tom McCrocklin.

Lane’s End Bloodstock, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds and C J Stable LLC, went to $275,000 to purchase Hip 130, a filly by Bee Jersey out of the winning More Than Ready mare Christmas Cove.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, the filly was bred by Spruce Lane Farm, America’s Pastime Stable, All My Hart Racing, et al. She originally sold to Bronco Bloodstock for $30,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale before McCrocklin, agent for Champion Equine, purchased her for $110,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the filly is the seventh foal out of Christmas Cove, who is the dam of stakes-placed winner and $316,940-earner No Sabe Nada and the winner Chris Cove Town.

Kimmel Salusto, agent for Flanagan Racing LLC, landed the session’s top-priced New York-bred colt, going to $105,000 for a son of New York-bred Grade 1 winner Audible.

Offered as Hip 64 and consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the colt is out of the wining Not For Love mare Bitterroot. Bred by Lambholm South and Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt is a half-brother to one winner out of the full sister to stakes winner, 18-time winner and $693,252-earner Clubman.

The OBS March sale continues at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the second of three sessions.

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