Fasig-Tipton Sale Another Home Run for Practical Joke
One of the most in-demand sires of his generation, Practical Joke was again a hit at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale with an average of $368,333 and median of $325,000.
The triple Grade I winner’s six sold were led by the second most expensive filly of the sale, a $800,000 filly out of Goforitmrsmiller signed for by Jamie McCalmont and Ben McElroy on behalf of Coolmore.
Bred by Amy Rabanal, DVM, Constance Wickes & Highclere, the $150,000 yearling purchase offered by SGV Thoroughbreds this time through the ring was eclipsed only by an Uncle Mo daughter as the most expensive filly of the sale. The dam of stakes-placed Bandwidth, Goforitmrsmiller is the dam of six winners from six to race.
Goforitmrsmiller is also a half-sister to four stakes performers, including the dam of Grade I German Oaks winner Penelopa with multiple updates seen under the filly’s second dam after the catalog was released.
“She's been extremely popular,” consigner Steve Venosa told Thoroughbred Daily News. “She's trained well down here and was well received at the barn. She's been nothing but class the whole time she has been here. We are excited she is going to a good home and I am sure we will hear good things about her down the road.”
Practical Joke’s second most expensive was a Top Line Sales-offered filly who sold to China Horse Club for $500,000.
Out of the winning Speightstown mare Caribbean Lady, the filly’s dam is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Halory Leigh and the dam of stakes-placed Wildcat Cartridge. Also on the page is Grade III winner Tricky Fingers, who is the dam of stakes winner Woodyoubelieveit. The filly is bred on a similar cross to Grade I winner Mia Mischief, Grade II winner Engage, and Grade III winner Mischevious Alex with all three by Practical Joke’s sire and out of Speightstown mares.
A $130,000 yearling purchase last year who was bred by Lester Kwok and Dr. Naoya Yoshida, a colt out of stakes winner Do The Dance sold for $350,000 mid-session Wednesday. Purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds as agent, his dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner Randonnee and a granddaughter of Grade III-placed Loving Pride.
Out of a half-sister to Grade II winner Concave, Hip 148 from Scanlon Training and Sales was purchased for $300,000 by A.C. Elliott as agent for Amo Racing USA. Bred by Haymarket Farm, the colt’s dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade II-placed Peisinoe, who produced Grade III-placed Proverb. Among others out of her stakes winning dam Galadriel are stakes-placed I Raffaella and the dam of stakes-placed Boldly True.
The first two sales of the 2-year-old season have been good to Practical Joke with an average of $335,454 from 11 sold. That group includes juveniles sold for $800,000, $750,000, $500,000, ect.