Practical Joke

Army Mule's Shadow Dragon Circles The Field For Debut Win

9th-Belmont The Big A, $77,000, (S), Msw, 9-29, 2yo, 6f, 1:13.75, ft, 3/4 length. SHADOW DRAGON (c, 2, Army Mule--Fire Assay {GSP, $127,946}, by Medaglia d'Oro), dispatched at a tepid 7-1 in his first start since bringing $375,000 at OBSAPR off a :21 1/5 breeze, was forced towards the rail at the break and quickly found himself trailing the field with only one rival beat. Kept just off the rail into the far turn, he angled out at the top of the stretch and began picking off horses under a...

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Victory Sweet for Practical Joke Filly at the Spa

6th-Saratoga, $105,000, Msw, 8-14, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.30, ft, 8 1/2 lengths. CHOCOLATE GELATO (f, 2, Practical Joke--Special Treat, by Candy Ride {Arg}) was backed down to 1-2 favoritism in her Spa debut July 14 yet had to settle for third, beaten 1 1/2 lengths. Sent off the 2-1 choice to make amends this time, the $475,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile graduate broke sharply and quickly assumed command, rolling through an opening quarter in :22.93. Still running comfortably following a :46.33 half, she was given her cue, accelerated with ease and...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Catalogue Released

Over 200 yearlings made the catalog for the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale, presented by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. The sale will be held on Aug. 29 at the sales pavilion at Lone Star. The catalog lists yearlings by Kentucky stallions such as Justify, Good Magic, Sharp Azteca, Mendelssohn, Bernardini, Practical Joke, Goldencents, Kantharos, Mitole, Vino Rosso and more. Texas stallions such as Too Much Bling, Bradester, My Golden Song and Competitive Edge are also represented. The interactive catalog is available now at www.ttasales.com or on...

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Practical Joke Filly Professional for Pletcher; Named 'Rising Star'

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Todd Pletcher were represented by Saturday's romping GI Coaching Club American Oaks winner Nest (Curlin), and wasted little time unveiling their next generation of potential stakes runners as juvenile filly Kaling (Practical Joke) turned in a promising and professional debut worthy of a 'TDN Rising Star' nod. Off at 3-1 with an upbeat tab on display, the $220,000 KEESEP yearling showed good cruising speed early to make the early lead down on the inside. Rarify (Justify), the $750,000 half-sister to champion sprinter Runhappy (Super Saver), split...

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Fasig-Tipton Adds 27 Supplemental Entries to July Horses of All Ages Catalogue

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 27 supplemental entries of horses of racing and breeding stock to its upcoming July Selected Horses of All Ages sale. These latest entries are catalogued as hips 584-610 and may now be viewed online. These newest entries include: First Constitution (Chi) (Hip 587): A Group 1 stakes winner in his native Chile, this son of Constitution is a multiple stakes winner in New York this year. Consigned by WinStar Racing, agent. Miss Costa Rica (Hit It a Bomb) (Hip 590): Four-year-old filly was Grade II placed at...

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Practical Joke Firster Airs Despite Wide Trip for Klaravich/Brown at Belmont

6th-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 6-26, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:17.35, ft, 5 3/4 lengths. ACCRETIVE (g, 3, Practical Joke--Mallory Street {SP, $111,837}, by Street Sense), bet hard for this belated unveiling Sunday at Belmont, ran to the money with a dominant victory despite covering significantly much more ground than all of his rivals. Displaying a shark worktab from Chad Brown's auxiliary base at Monmouth, capped by a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 (1/7) June 17, the gelding was favored throughout the wagering before breaking as the 5-4 chalk. Settling in fifth...

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Trio of Juveniles Share Bullet Work at OBS

A trio of juvenile fillies worked a bullet quarter mile in :20 4/5 during the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June 2-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale Saturday. Those fillies were: Hip 984 , a Good Magic filly consigned by New Horizon Farm, Inc. (video) Hip 1043 , a daughter of Adios Charlie consigned by Ocala Stud (video) Hip 1109 , a Practical Joke filly consigned by Top Line Sales, LLC (video) Nine 2-year-olds shared the fastest furlong time of :10 flat. They were Hip 938 , a Cloud Computing colt...

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Bolt d'Oro's Owen's Leap Strikes at First Asking

1st-Churchill Downs, $117,143, Msw, 5-27, 2yo, 5f, :58.78, ft, 1 3/4 lengths. OWEN'S LEAP (c, 2, Bolt d'Oro--Defy Gravity {SW, $171,240}, by Bandini) became his freshman sire (by Medaglia d'Oro)'s third winner with a powerful performance here on unveiling. Sent off at 5-2 for the contest, the Tom Amoss trainee stalked the early pace of :22.86 and :46.35 from third, challenged outside through the far turn, and came five wide into the lane to take over in the upper stretch. Kept under strong handling, the $175,000 KEESEP alumnus came home...

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$500k Practical Joke Colt Debuts at Churchill Downs for Todd Pletcher

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-CD, $120K, MSW, 2yo, 5f, 12:45 p.m. Todd Pletcher takes the wraps off SUMMONYOURCOURAGE (Practical Joke), a $500,000 KEESEP purchase by Repole Stable and St Elias Stable. The colt is out of a half-sister to GSW Seeking the Sky, who herself went on to produce GI Metropolitan H. winner Sahara Sky (Pleasant Tap). Another half-sister to his dam, Seeking Gabrielle (Forestry), produced GI Kentucky Derby winner and current Darley stallion Nyquist (Uncle Mo). Summonyourcourage enters this off a half-mile breeze from the gate at Belmont...

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Pletcher Duo Top Choices in Bay Shore

'TDN Rising Star' Wit (Practical Joke) launches his 3-year-old campaign against nine rivals in Saturday's GIII Bay Shore S. After beginning his career with a pair of blowout victories despite awkward breaks, led by Saratoga's GIII Sanford S., the 2-1 Bay Shore morning-line favorite was second after stumbling at the start in the GI Hopeful S. Sept. 6 and a well-beaten third in the GI Champagne S. most recently Oct. 2. "He's doing really well," Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher said. "We got a good work into him Sunday....

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Brushy Hill

With the 2022 breeding season underway, we continue to feature a series of breeders' mating plans. Today we have Brian Moore of Brushy Hill, LLC, breeder of recent G1 Saudi Cup winner Emblem Road (Quality Road). Before getting into Brushy Hill's mating plans this year, we asked Moore about the story behind the mating, which was put together by the late Mike Recio, that produced Emblem Road. "That was a Mike Recio special," Moore said. "All the matings up until last year and our entire portfolio is because of Mike's...

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Practical Joke Colt Graduates By Many at Gulfstream

6th-Gulfstream, $53,000, (S), Msw, 2-11, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.09, ft, 13 lengths. KLUGMAN (c, 3, Practical Joke--Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful) debuted with a sound runner-up effort Jan. 7 and was 3-5 to go one better in this spot. Soon in front beneath Rafael Hernandez, the $140,000 OBS October yearling was held together on the turn, was given his cue off the home 'coroner' and dominated from there, running up the score to the tune of a baker's dozen on the wire before galloping out with good energy. The winner is a...

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