First Winner for Practical Joke at Lone Star


Practical Joke | Coolmore

Freshman sire Practical Joke got off the mark with his first winner Saturday at Lone Star Park. Under a ride and outsprinted in fifth through an opening quarter in :22.59, Tom Durant homebred Catchusifyoucan (Practical Joke), off at odds of 5-1, rode the rail into the stretch and snuck up the fence in the late stages to secure a half-length decision over Free Like a Girl (El Deal). The winner's stakes-winning dam Legal Mind (Bellamy Road) is also represented by a Sky Kingdom colt of 2020. She was bred to Exaggerator for 2021. Led by a $575,000 colt at Keeneland September, 74 out of 92 yearlings switched hands from the first crop of Practical Joke for an average of $120,243 last year. He stands the 2021 season for a $22,500 fee at Ashford Stud.

5th-Lone Star, $34,000, Msw, 5-22, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :53.06, ft, 1/2 length.
CATCHUSIFYOUCAN (f, 2, Practical Joke–Legal Mind {SW}, by Bellamy Road) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $20,340. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Tom R. Durant (KY); T-W. Bret Calhoun.

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