Update – 11-18-22

A reply to our email—-

My family has purchased the horse for eventual stud duty at our farm in Saratoga Springs, NY.  He’s young looking though, and we don’t see a rush.  We are going to give him 60 days off in Ocala and then start him back.  If he comes back like a million bucks, you will see him on the track again with Bill Mott as trainer.  If not, we will retire him and make an announcement to that effect in late July. 

Thanks for asking and please feel welcome to stay in touch.

Mike McMahon

Provocateur sold yesterday (11-17-22) at Keenland for $200,000, we hope to update you on his future plans with his new owners.

(11-4-22) Thoroughbred horse racing this week is in the national spotlight with the running of Breeders’ Cup races in Lexington, Kentucky at Keeneland.

It is a time to watch the ‘best of the best‘ compete.

But for some it is a time of major change…a trip to the Auction for a new start with new ownership.

Provocateur Earns His First Stakes Win

MyRacehorseYou Tube Video

Provocateur will make his next appearance on Nov. 17th at the Horses of Racing Age Sale at Keeneland and will be offered as a racing/stallion prospect.

  • Owner: MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm LLC
  • Breeder: Kingswood Farm & David Egan
  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
  • Acquired for $600, 000

Provocateur is a 2x stakes winner, including the $100,000 Jersey Shores Stakes at Mammouth Park in August of this year.

It runs in the family…one that produces winning foals.

His sire ‘Into Mischief‘ is the #1 sire in America and has a 2023 fee of $250,000 (live foal).

Provocateur’s full-brother, One Liner, brought $400,000 at the 2018 summer edition of Fasig-Tipton’s Horses of Racing Age sale and currently stands in Louisiana for $2,500 (live foal) in 2023.

MyRacehorse partners were disappointed when they heard the news of him being included in the upcoming auction, MRH has numerous horses in their stable and sell what is termed by many as ‘fractional’ or ‘micro’ shares. Owners can buy just one share or numerous shares up to a certain amount. Shares are very affordable for anyone to purchase. This gives each owner input during the ownership process, including helping to name the horse. One item they do not have input on is when to sell…Provocateur‘s success makes this hard for many of those MRH owners.

What does the future hold for Provocateur in the future…will he race again, retire and start a career as a stud or be repurposed in a new line of work. Time will tell.