Highly Motivated

Into Mischief - Strong Incentive
2018 - Bay - 16.2 Hands
2024 Fee: $7,500 S&N
2018 Bay Colt by Into Mischief out of Strong Incentive by Warrior’s Reward

This pedigree only continues to get better. Since Highly Motivated's retirement, the 3yo half sister, Surge Capacity, has won the Matriarch (G1)Valley View Stakes (G3)Lake George Stakes (G3) and finished 2nd in the Lake Placid Stakes (G2) in 2023. Additionally, the 2yo half sister, Ways and Means won her first start and was named a TDN Rising Star for that effort. She followed her win up with a 2nd place finish in the Spinaway Stakes (G1) at  Saratoga.

First foals will be on the ground in 2024. 

"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.

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
4 4 2 1 0 $347,375
3 3 0 1 1 $196,000
2 3 2 1 0 $124,050
Totals 10 4 3 1 $667,375

Racing Highlights

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

  • Grade 3 Gotham Stakes

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.

Highly Motivated

Highly Motivated

Pedigree: 5-Cross

INTO MISCHIEF (USA)
b. 2005
HARLAN'S HOLIDAY (USA)
b. 1999
HARLAN (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
STORM CAT (USA)
COUNTRY ROMANCE (CAN)
CHRISTMAS IN AIKEN (USA)
b. 1992
AFFIRMED (USA)
DOWAGER (USA)
LESLIE'S LADY (USA)*
b. 1996
TRICKY CREEK (USA)
b. 1986
CLEVER TRICK (USA)
BATTLE CREEK GIRL (USA)
CRYSTAL LADY (CAN)
b. 1990
STOP THE MUSIC (USA)
ONE LAST BIRD (USA)
STRONG INCENTIVE (CAN)
b. 2012
WARRIOR'S REWARD (USA)
b. 2006
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA)
dkb/br. 1999
EL PRADO (IRE)
CAPPUCINO BAY (USA)
FOR ALL YOU DO (USA)
b. 1999
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
SALINA COOKIE (USA)
G. G.'S DOLLY (USA)
b. 2002
COMIC STRIP (USA)
dkb/br. 1995
RED RANSOM (USA)
NOW THATS FUNNY (USA)
PARFAIT (USA)
b. 1996
KINGMAMBO (USA)
MERINGUE PIE (USA)

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