Stallion success in a regional market can be measured in a number of ways. The most obvious sales results. Especially at the two-year-old-in-training sales, where Solera Farm’s stallion Rogueish has made a major splash. His three colts offered at the 2023 juvenile sales averaged $91,667, headed by a $220,000 colt at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company March sale. Rogueish’s performance at the yearling sales was solid, averaging $18,000 for 11 head sold.

Rogueish himself seemed destined for racetrack stardom. Racing as a homebred for Edward Seltzer, Beverly Anderson, and Krista Seltzer, he made an impressive debut in a six-furlong Fair Grounds maiden special weight on Nov. 25, 2018, coasting home by six and three-quarters lengths. That, unfortunately, was his only start.

On pedigree, Rogueish had a good chance to be something more. A son of five-time champion sire Into Mischief, Rogueish is a full brother to Lucrezia, who won two stakes races at Tampa Bay Downs and was second in the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade 2). He is a half brother to Ghalia (by Medaglia d’Oro) winner of the 2017 Sunland Park Oaks.

Rogueish is out of 2008 Selene Stakes (G3)-winner Verdana Bold, a daughter of Rahy and the A.P. Indy mare True Legacy. Herself unraced, True Legacy is a half sister to grade 3-placed multiple listed stakes-winner Holzmeister (by Woodman) and to Galleon of Gold (by Gone West), dam of 2009 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1)-winner Game Face (by Menifee). True Legacy is also a half sister to Bellini Sunrise (by Machiavellian), dam of 2021 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G3)-winner Hibiscus Punch (by Into Mischief) and is out of grade 1-placed listed stakes winner Harbour Club (by Danzig).

One thing conspicuously missing from Rogueish’s pedigree is Mr. Prospector. As an outcross to this nearly ubiquitous line, he may particularly suit mares returning Forty Niner, Gone West, and Fappiano; all Mr. Prospector sons whose distaff descendants have crossed well with Into Mischief.

Rogueish is standing the 2024 season for $2,500 live foal.

Rogueish is a stallion with a deep pedigree that is very alive.  As a fifth generation homebred, we are excited that his immediate family continues to produce runners and stakes horses in the past few years and as recently as 2023,” said farm manager Krista L. Seltzer, DVM, DACVS.  

He is a powerful, handsome horse that had a ton of speed.  We have been impressed with the consistency of his foals, who all seem to be good sized with a powerful hip amongst a wide range of mares, regardless of their physical size or sire line.” 

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