Practical Joke Quartet In Demand at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga
Practical Joke’s yearlings were in high demand this week at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale with his quartet led by a $700,000 filly.
John Kimmel and Nick Sallusto signed for the $700,000 filly offered by Bridie Harrison on behalf of Peter Blum Thoroughbreds. That filly is a half-sister to six-time winner Aura and one other winner from two to race out of Spirit. That mare is a half-sister to the dual Grade I winner Dream Rush and two other stakes performers.
Dream Rush is the dam of Grade I winner Dreaming of Julia - who produced multiple champion Malathaat, Grade IIII winner Dream Pauline, and stakes winner Atreides. Named Laugh, this filly’s page is so full under her first two dams that they are the only ones named on the page.
China Horse Club, Siena Farm, and Maverick Racing were the buyers of a $500,000 colt out of Rumandice.
Offered by Machmer Hall Sales, this colt is the second foal out of a two-time winning Congrats half-sister to Grade III placed Goldrush Girl. They are out of the Grade III placed Chasethegold, who produced the dam of Grade III winner One Line and multiple stakes winner and Grade I placed Provocateur in addition to the stakes placed Roderick.
Chase the Gold is just another successful horse out of Chasethewildwind, who also produced the Grade I winning duo of Albertus Maximus and Daredevil. Chasethewildwind is also the granddam of the stakes winners Bodecream and Determined Jester. A three-time winner, Chasethewildwind is a half-sister to Group I winner King Charlemagne and Grade III winner Meshaheer in addition to the dam of Grade I winner Here Comes Ben and granddam of Grade I winner Dayoutoftheoffice.
Mike Ryan paid $350,000 for a Practical Joke half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Airoforce.
Bred by Camas Park Stud and Lynch Bages, the filly is a daughter of multiple stakes placed Chocolate Pop, one of two stakes performers out of White Chocolate. This page also includes Grade I winners Sea Cadet and Grandeza and Grade II winner Vanua Levu and On Target.
Practical Joke’s least expensive brought $250,000 when purchased by ZD Horse Racing and Management from the Paramount Sales consignment.
A $140,000 Keeneland November purchase last fall from breeder Gainesway, he is out of a two-time winning half-sister to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Pool Winner.
Glad Your Back is also a half-sister to the multiple stakes placed Sounds of the City, who is the dam of Munnings’ multiple graded stakes winner and Grade I placed Venetian Harbor. The colt’s fourth dam is the great Safely Kept, who was also the dam of two stakes winners from her eight winners.
Practical Joke’s four sold at this sale averaged $450,000 with a median of $425,000.