Year 2 winner Mutasaabeq Juvenile to show up at Darby Dan Farm – Horse Racing News
Mutasaabeq wins Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland under Luis Saez
Mutasaabeq, a versatile Grade 2 winning juvenile by a perennial leading sire in mischiefhas retired and will resume breeding for the 2023 breeding season at Darby Dan Farm, the firm announced today. The deal was brokered by The Stallion Company, and his fee will be $7,500 S&N.
“Coming from a sire line with lots of advantages, Mutasaabeq is a fast and precocious son of Into Mischief,” said Ryan Norton, Stallion Manager at Darby Dan Farm. “He is an exceptional individual with all the ingredients to be a top bull, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to offer him to breeders in the upcoming breeding season.”
A $425,000 weaning buy by Shadwell Stable in the November 2018 Keeneland Sale, Mutasaabeq came out running at two for trainer Todd Pletcher. He broke his maiden in scintillating fashion on his career debut, earning a special maiden weight from Saratoga by a 4½ length dominance and earning the TDN Rising Star designation in the crushing arc.
Then he finished third to eventual champion Jackie’s Warrior in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes in only his second career start before impressively winning the $200,000 G3 Bourbon Stakes 1 1/16 miles away on Keeneland Turf. on his first road test. After overcoming early troubles in the Bourbon Stakes, Mutasaabeq rode a competitive field of 11 through the early stages. He started a strong eight-corner rally home, caught the leaders beyond the furlong post and cleared away in the closing stages to score by moving 2¼ lengths away as best.
The following season at three, Mutasaabeq annexed the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes a mile down the main track at Gulfstream Park. In contention throughout, Mutasaabeq brushed his foes aside at the top and held clear throughout the game to defeat the winner of the stakes and ranked Papetu placed by 1 ½ lengths at the end. In total, Mutasaabeq reached the board in four of six lifetime starts and earned $259,670.
By Into Mischief, a record stallion, Mutasaabeq is produced from the winning mare Scat Daddy Downside Scenario. It is also the family of this year’s G1 Florida Derby winner White Abarrio and ranked stakes winners Sam Who and Cool Cowboy.