Practical Joke played a significant role in helping his sire Into Mischief’s transformation from cheap stallion to multiple Champion Sire. Practical Joke became his sire’s second Gr.1 winner when he landed the Gr.1 Hopeful and progressed to win the Gr.1 Champagne. He also proved hard to beat around one turn as a 3yo, taking the Gr.3 Dwyer and then the Gr.1 H. Allen Jerkens. Now Practical Joke is making a very encouraging start as a stallion, ranking second only to the excellent Gun Runner among the stallions which covered their first mares in 2018. Practical Joke has done so well that his 2023 yearlings, sired at $22,500, sold for up to $700,000, with an average of nearly $165,000.
His Gr.1 winner Practical Move is out of a mare by AFLEET ALEX, also sire of the 2nd dam of his Gr.1-placed 2yo Laurent. Practical Joke also has SWs out of daughters of ELUSIVE QUALITY, SPEIGHTSTOWN and PROUD CITIZEN.
Practical Joke is working with CANDY RIDE mares siring two Stakes winners from ten foals, including Gr.1 winner Chocolate Gelato. SEATTLE SLEW line mares suit him too. His Gr.3 winner Girl With A Dream is from a grand-daughter of PULPIT. He also has a Stakes winners out of a FLATTER mare and the Gr.1-placed 2yo of 2023 Laurent out of a grand-daughter of TAPIT.
Practical Joke is working with MEDAGLIA D’ORO mares, siring the Gr.1-placed Gr.3 winner Wit, while Gr.1-placed 2023 2yo Ways And Means is from a mare by Medaglia d’Oro’s son WARRIOR’S REWARD. Practical Joke also has southern hemisphere Gr.1 winners from mares by SADLER’S WELLS’ sons GALILEO and POWERSCOURT.
Practical Joke already has SWs with mares by DIXIELAND BAND and his son DIXIE UNION.
UNCLE MO mares are definitely worth trying as INDIAN CHARLIE sired the dam of Practical Joke’s Gr.1-placed filly Kaling while his Gr.3 winner Skelly is out of a mare by Indian Charlie’s son BWANA CHARLIE.