Practical Joke colt brings six figures at OBS sale

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Hip 74, a colt by Practical Joke bred, foaled and consigned by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, brought $105,000 at Tuesday’s OBS October selected yearling sale. McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds Photo.

By Tom Law

A New York-bred colt by Practical Joke commanded the eighth-highest bid during the two-day OBS October selected and open yearling sale that wrapped up Wednesday in Ocala.

Calumet Farm went to $105,000 to purchase Hip 74, a half-brother to five winners out of the Elusive Quality mare Truly Charming, during Tuesday’s selected session. Bred and foaled by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs and consigned by McMahon of Saratoga, the colt was one of nine six-figure yearlings that sold Tuesday and one of 11 overall.

Truly Charming, a half-sister to stakes winner Whirlin Curlin and Lexington Street, is the dam of New York-bred winners Saturday Appeal, First Ranger, Momma Giovanna, True Charm and Macho Boy. Purchased in foal to Any Given Saturday for $50,000 by Joe McMahon at the 2009 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Truly Charming did not produce a foal in 2020 or 2021 and was bred to Hard Spun this past season.

During the opening selected session, eight of the 14 New York-breds offered were sold for a total of $248,500, an average price of $31,063 and median of $25,000. Overall, OBS reported sales on 41 of the 50 yearlings offered for $767,000, an average price of $18,707 and median of $15,000.

A pair of New York-bred yearling fillies sold for $45,000 apiece within minutes of each other during Wednesday’s open session.

Hip 295, a daughter of New York-bred champion Palace out of the Quiet American mare Quiet Kiss, sold to Michael Nentwig, Raymie Lightner, agent. Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC and Spruce Lane Farm, the half-sister to stakes-placed winner Theitalianamerican was consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock, agent.

Hip 305, a daughter of Hard Spun out of the unraced Not For Love mare Rock ‘n Wolin, sold to Johnny Boy Sacco, agent. Bred by Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc. and Brian Moore, the filly was consigned by Fast Horses. The filly sold originally sold for $18,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale in August.


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