$250,000 Practical Joke Filly Set to Follow Sire’s Footsteps
It was another good yearling sale for Practical Joke at the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearlings Sale, when his 10 second crop offerings through the ring were led by a $250,000 filly.
Purchased by Chad Brown on behalf of Klaravich Stable from the Indian Creek consignment, the filly is out of the two-time winning Malibu Moon mare Orient Moon. That mare has already produced a winner and is a granddaughter of multiple stakes winner and Grade II-placed Career Oriented.
Career Oriented is one of four stakes performers for her own dam My Nanny with three of her half-sisters producing stakes winners.
The filly will be following in the steps of her sire, who was also trained by Brown for an ownership that included Klaravich Stables.
“I trained the sire for Seth [Klarman] and she was definitely the best-looking dirt filly I saw here,” Brown told Thoroughbred Daily News. “It was definitely our last bid. She will go down to Ocala and we'll see how she takes to training. She just happened to be a New York-bred, but she was as good-looking as any Practical Joke filly I've seen.”
She won’t be the first runner by Practical Joke in Brown’s stable with the trainer saying he has some exciting 2-year-olds to come.
“You can see the Into Mischief in [Practical Joke's progeny], so it's exciting.” Brown said. “We are very big supporters of the stallion. We have some 2-year-olds that we like and it's exciting that he's off to such a promising start.”
Orient Moon was bred to Lookin at Lucky in 2020 and returned to that Coolmore America stallion as well in 2021.
A leading first crop sire Practical Joke’s other New York Bred Sale offerings also included a $185,000 filly, a $150,000 colt, and a $130,000 colt.