Instagrand - Colonel Mist Foal

Active Individual Foal

Birth Year:
Farm Location:
St. Omer's Farm in Forest Hill, MD 
Cover Date:
May 18th, 2021 
Foal's gender:

Why We Bought This Horse

  • 4/30/22- Colonel Mist foaled a healthy Instagrand colt, who we've nicknamed "Cornbread". Click here to see more photos of him.
  • Colonel Mist was covered on May 18, 2021, by Instagrand and checked in and confirmed in foal on May 31, 2021.   Our anticipation is that this foal will be Maryland-bred.
  • This is a 2021 Individual Foal Offering and is subject to the WVS Individual Foal Program Addendum to the Wasabi Ventures Stables Thoroughbred Management Agreement.  
  •   Highlights of the program:
    • Fixed Price on the Offering - No Ongoing Bills
    • Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
    • Finite-Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated at the time of his/her weaning from the mare, so you know when an offering ends.  Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
    • Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
    • Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
    • You can watch a video about this program by visiting here. 

The BASE PRICE of this foal is $30,600

  • Mare Lease $3,500
  • Stallion Fee - $7,500
  • Vanning Expense - $1,500
  • Boarding Fee Estimate - $16,000
  • Vet Estimate - $1,500
  • Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600

Instagrand is one of the 2021 freshman stallions that we’re most excited about, and he should make an excellent match for the well-bred young mare Colonel Mist.
Originally a $190,000 yearling buy before dropping the hammer for a sales-topping $1.2 million at the boutique Gulfstream 2YO sale after a :10 flat breeze (becoming Into Mischief’s first seven-figure sales horse), Instagrand earned TDN Rising Star status for his “jaw dropping” debut romp at Los Al going 5 furlongs (just missing the track record), then was even more impressive taking the G2 Best Pal Stakes over 6 furlongs at Del Mar in his second start when never asked to run but still able to finish his final quarter-mile in under 24 secondsPut away after that until he returned with a 3rd-place finish in the one-mile G3 Gotham the next spring, which preceded a strong 3rd in the 1-1/8-mile G1 Santa Anita Derby. He retired with a (9) 2-0-3 record and $316,760 in earnings and stands is standing his first season in 2021 at Taylor Made Farm for owner Larry Best’s OXO Equine, which is supporting the horse heavily at stud (including with the dam of Eclipse Champion Sprinter Mitole). He will have every right to be among the leading freshman sires of his crop and his 2YOs should come out firing early and often.
He fits Colonel Mist specifically for a few reasons. We like that she is half to a Grade 3-placed stakes winner from the Storm Cat sire-line (like Instagrand), and that stallion (Forest Danger) actually has more in common with Into Mischief on pedigree than just that, as both also are out of mares by sons of Icecapade, and have His Majesty relatively close-up in their pedigrees, too. There is also another stakes winner by a Storm Cat-line stallion under Colonel Mist’s second dam, plus a Grade 2 winner there by Langfuhr, who is the sire of Instagrand’s broodmare sire Lawyer Ron. And Colonel Mist is also half to a winner of $64k by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief).
The Into Mischief/Tiznow cross rates a solid “B” on TrueNicks, having produced graded winners Mr. Money and Comical already, plus 5 more stakes-placed horses from just 28 runners.
Finally, one of the things we like best about this pairing is how well they match up physically — both Instagrand and Colonel Mist are well-balanced, well-made horses of medium size, and he should hopefully help bulk up her slightly more feminine build in their foal.

Instagrand - Colonel Mist Foal

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