Prepare to be engaged with ENGAGE!
The son of the nation’s three-time champion sire INTO MISCHIEF is riveting. Delivering pure speed in a powerful package, ENGAGE represents the highly successful cross of INTO MISCHIEF with SPEIGHTSTOWN mares, which has yielded such Gr. 1-winning sprinters as MIA MISCHIEF and MISCHEVIOUS ALEX from just 14 starters.
ENGAGE competed at the top level of sprint competition throughout his 19-start career. A six-figure sales yearling who sold for $550,000 at 2, he scored by daylight in Belmont Park’s Gr. 3 Futurity that fall. At 4 he was Breeders’ Cup bound after winning Keeneland’s Gr. 2 Phoenix S. over eventual Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Whitmore and Gr. 1 winners Lexitonian, Hog Creek Hustle and Promises Fulfilled.
Highlights during a seven-race streak of firsts or seconds from 2 to 3, all in New York, included a score in Belmont’s 6-fur. Gold Fever S. in 1:09 and change, and seconds in the Woody Stephens-G2, Bay Shore-G3 and Amsterdam-G3. From 2 to 4 he was never worse than fourth in 13 starts, including the Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1.
He retires with five wins, five seconds, two thirds and $802,780 in 19 starts.