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Fasig-Tipton held the first-ever Midlantic June Two-Year-Olds in Training sale in Timonium on June 28.

A chestnut colt by Practical Joke, purchased for $80,000 by Gracie Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-priced Maryland-bred of the sale. 

The colt was consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services LLC, agent. Bred by Larry Johnson, he previously sold for $40,000 to Keep the Ball Rollin at last year's Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. At the under tack show June 27, he breezed an eighth of a mile in :10.2.

He's the ninth foal of racing age out of the winning Ghostzapper mare Conspicuous. From six starters, Conspicuous has produced four winners, including six-figure earner Hennys Crazy Train (2018 filly by Tale of Ekati). Johnson acquired Conspicuous in 2020. She is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Independence Hall and three other stakes performers, from the family of Breeders' Cup Sprint-G1 winner Desert Stormer. 

A total of 11 Maryland-breds sold in the ring at the sale, with one more selling post-sale. They grossed $377,000, for an average of $31,417 and a median of $26,000. Five Maryland-breds offered failed to sell.

Anchor & Hope Farm stallion Bourbon Courage topped Maryland-sired offerings, with two selling for a total of $42,000 (average $21,000).

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