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$285,000 Colt Leads Practical Joke’s Monday Charge

A $285,000 Practical Joke colt was the sixth most expensive offering of the seventh Keeneland September session on Monday when Stripes Stable took home the Woods Edge Farm offering.

The colt is the first out of Elusive Quality mare Secret Quality, who is a granddaughter of In On The Secret. That mare produced two stakes performers, led by Grade III winner Ask No Secrets and is a half-sister to the dam of Grade I winner Albert The Great and the granddam of champion Rushing Fall.

A Pennsylvania-bred, he was bred by Forgotten Land Investment and sold for $110,000 as a weanling at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

“He is an outstanding physical,” Woods Edge’s Peter O'Callaghan told Thoroughbred Daily News. “He was a real powerhouse of a foal and a very good representation of Practical Joke. You'd see a lot of Practical Joke in him, but you'd also see Elusive Quality–those really good Elusive Qualitys who are big, masculine horses. And he was exactly one of those. We had all sorts of interest in him at the sale and he sold accordingly.”

The colt was joined by Kid’s Last laugh in the $200,000 club when Kenny McPeek paid $250,000 for the filly from Baccari Bloodstock.

Out of Kid Silver, the filly is a half-sister to Grade II winner Lucy N Ethel and two other stakes winners. Also on the page are stakes winners under her third and fourth dam. The filly’s second dam is 10-time winner Dandy Kid.

She was bred by Perry Stephen and James Stevenson in Kentucky.

Practical Joke’s second crop is proving to be just as popular as his first with the 36 sold at this sale averaging $228,028 with a median of $195,000, led by a $750,000 colt.