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$380,000 Practical Joke Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

It was a sale topper for Practical Joke on Tuesday when his colt out of Golden Mystery brought $380,000 to lead the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale.

Purchased by Tom McCrocklin from Nardelli Sales, the colt is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Apalachee Bay with the duo out of Grade III winner Golden Mystery. That one is a half-sister to 13-time winner and Grade III-placed Beloveda, who has produced two stakes performers herself.

“We typically try to buy a lot of horses that we see as open company quality horses that happen to be New York-bred,” McCrocklin said. “We loved everything about the Practical Joke colt, I thought he was the best horse in the sale.”

Two other half-sisters to this colt’s dam have produced stakes performers as well. The New York-bred was bred by Donald Michael McCormick.

Practical Joke’s four sold averaged $172,000 at this sale with his median coming in at $145,000. This follows up from last week’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale where Practical Joke’s four offerings were led by a $700,000 filly.