Practical Joke

Practical Joke played a significant role in helping his sire Into Mischief’s transformation from cheap stallion to a Champion Sire. He landed the Gr.1 Hopeful Stakes and progressed to win the Gr.1 Champagne S. with his efforts earning him 122 on the Experimental Free Handicap. Practical Joke also proved hard to beat around one turn as a 3YO, taking the Gr.3 Dwyer Stakes and then the Gr.1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. By mid-October he ranked second to Gun Runner among the first-crop sires and his second yearling crop, sired at $30,000, averaged $165,000.

Eight of Into Mischief’s eleven Gr.1 winners are from MR PROSPECTOR line mares. His Kentucky Derby winner Authentic has a dam by MR GREELEY, while Gr.1 winners Mia Mischief and Mischevious Alex are out of other grand-daughters of GONE WEST, by SPEIGHTSTOWN. Into Mischief’s 17 foals out of SPEIGHTSTOWN mares include a highly impressive 29% SWs. Into Mischief also has SWs out of mares by GONE WEST’s sons ELUSIVE QUALITY, GRAND SLAM and PROUD CITIZEN, so mares by SPEIGHTSTOWN look ideal for Practical Joke, and he already has the stakes-winning filly Shesawildjoker bred this way.

The UNBRIDLED branch has provided Into Mischief with plenty of SWs, notably the Breeders’ Cup winner Covfefe and there are also SWs out of daughters of UNBRIDLED, UNBRIDLED’S SONG and EMPIRE MAKER (Mandaloun). Into Mischief also has a fine record with SONGANDAPRAYER mares, notably Gr.2 winner Maximus Mischief.

Into Mischief has four black-type horses from 18 foals with mares by CANDY RIDE. Practical Joke’s second-crop yearlings included a $310,000 filly out of a CANDY RIDE mare and a $500,000 colt with a dam by EMPIRE MAKER.

Into Mischief also has two SWs from seven foals out of CARSON CITY mares (29%) and a Gr.3 winner out of a mare by Carson City’s son FIVE STAR DAY. Other MR PROSPECTOR line stallions which appear among the broodmare sires of Into Mischief’s Graded winners are LEMON DROP KID, LINE IN THE SAND and VICTORY GALLOP.

SEATTLE SLEW line mares are worth considering as Into Mischief has SWs with dams by BERNARDINI, CONGRATS and APTITUDE. He has also made a promising start with TAPIT mares.

Practical Joke’s second crop included high-priced yearlings out of daughters of DANZIG line sires HARD SPUN, LANGFUHR, EXCHANGE RATE, and WAR FRONT’s son THE FACTOR.

Practical Joke has made an eye-catching start with MEDAGLIA D’ORO mares, siring Wit, who finished first in the Gr.3 Sanford and second in the Gr.1 Hopeful. He also has the stakes-placed Practical Coach from a mare by KITTEN’S JOY, so more grand-daughters of EL PRADO are called for.

DIXIELAND BAND is broodmare sire of his Stakes winner JOKER BOY. Mares by DIXIE UNION and his son UNION RAGS should also work well, and second-crop yearlings by these two sold respectively for $575,000 and $420,000.

STORM CAT will be back in the fifth generation of Practical Joke’s progeny and his second crop yearlings included $250,000 fillies out of mares by STORMY ATLANTIC and TALE OF THE CAT.

UNCLE MO mares are worth trying as Into Mischief has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with dams by INDIAN CHARLIE.

Practical Joke could suit TIZNOW mares, as they have Gr.3 winners by Into Mischief and Goldencents.

Mares by CHEROKEE RUN and his son KAFWAIN (Gr.1 winner Gamine) have Graded success with Into Mischief.

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