Practical Joke Ashford Arrival

Practical Joke Offerings In Demand at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

The sire of the fourth most expensive juvenile at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, Practical Joke had another big sale with an average of $213,500 for his 10 sold.

That group was led by the $525,000 filly out of Aunt Dorothy purchased by Case Clay Thoroughbred Management.

Offered by Wavertree Stables after selling for $160,000 as a yearling, the Team Block-bred filly is the first foal out of Uncle Mo’s winning daughter. Aunt Dorothy is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Savage Battle and out of the stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed All For Thee.

Each of the three dams on the page with racing age foals have produced at least one stakes performer with two producing multiple stakes winners.

Aunt Dorothy foaled a Tiz The Law filly last year.

Muir Hut Stables went to $475,000 to purchase an Ontario-bred Practical Joke colt on Tuesday, the fourth most expensive colt of the sale.

The De Meric Sales-offered colt is another by an Uncle Mo mare with his dam Cry Uncle winning two races before having the colt as her first foal. Cry Uncle is a granddaughter of the stakes winning Jaramar Rain, who produced three stakes performers in addition to Cry Uncle’s two-time winning dam Bayou Miss. Jaramar Rain produced eight winners overall with multiple daughters also producing stakes performers.

Bred by Robert Marzilli, the colt is bred on the same Practical Joke x Uncle Mo daughter cross as two stakes performers from six runners. Cry Uncle returned to Practical Joke last year.

Bred on a similar cross to the first two is a $300,000 colt purchased by My Racehorse and Peter Leidel from Wavertree.

That full brother to Practical Joke’s Grade I-placed daughter Kaling is out of the Indian Charlie mare Proud Indian and was bred by John and Frank Penn. The dam of four winners from seven to race, Proud Indian is a half-sister to the multiple graded stakes placed Here I Go, who is also the dam of Grade I Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly. That mare produced multiple stakes performers and daughters of stakes performers as well.

In all, there are 21 stakes performers under the colt’s first two dams.

Practical Joke also saw his juveniles sell for $270,000, $230,000, etc. Practical Joke’s average of $213,500 had the second-best average of sires with 10 or more sold with his Day 2 average of $278,000 best of all stallions.