Into Mischief - Strong Incentive
- 16.2 Hands
2023 Fee: $7,500 S&N
2018 Bay Colt by Into Mischief out of Strong Incentive by Warrior’s Reward
"Highly Motivated was the best colt in our barn at 2 and 3 and ran Grade 1-winning numbers at both ages,” said trainer Chad Brown. “He’s a two-time track record-setter by one of the best stallions in the world. In my opinion, there’s not a ceiling on his potential at stud."
Two-time track record-setter by the great Into Mischief
Purchased as a weanling by Mike Ryan: "I thought he was the best Into Mischief in the sale."
Defeated Grade 1 winner Known Agenda breaking his maiden at Belmont Park at 2.
Dominant winner of the Nyquist Stakes on the Breeders' Cup undercard; setting the Keeneland track record of 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14 4. His 96 Beyer speed figure was second to only Jackie’s Warrior as the highest juvenile figure of 2020.
A hard-fought second by just a short neck to two-time Eclipse Award Champion Essential Quality when stretching out to 1 1/8 in the Grade 2 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes.
At 4, effortless winner of the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup. His time of 1:46.2 for the 1 1/8 broke the 37-year-old track record held by Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year Spend a Buck.
Won at 2
- Won a deep Maiden Special Weight at Belmont Park
- Won the Nyquist Stakes in track record time at Keeneland by 4 ¼ lengths 3
2nd at 3
- Grade 2 Bluegrass Stakes by a neck to Essential Quality
3rd at 3
Won at 4
- Grade 3 Monmouth Cup breaking the 37 year old track record set by Horse of the Year and Derby Winner Spend a Buck
- Allowance at Belmont Park
2nd at 4
- Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes
Click Here to view the complete race record for Highly Motivated in Daily Racing Form Past Performance format.
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