A stunning colt by outstanding young sire Uncle Mo set the sale ring alight early at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2YO Sale when selling for $1million.
Consigned by Cary Frommer as agent, the colt from stakes-winner Five Star Dream was knocked down to John Moynihan acting for MV Magnier and Stonestreet Stables.
“He was a beautiful horse and he was a standout here all week,” Moynihan said.
“He trained every day and breezed fantastic. He’s a great, big horse and looks like he’ll run far.”
The colt caught the attention of buyers when breezing impressively in 10 seconds flat.
“We’re excited,” Moynihan continued.
“For as big as he is, he’s amazingly fast, amazingly athletic–he covers so much ground when he runs, and he does it fast. That’s the recipe for a good horse.”
A horse that can run fast, coupled with a red hot sire in Uncle Mo proved a winning recipe.
“What [Uncle Mo] has done as a stallion with his first crop is nothing short of phenomenal,” Moynihan added.
“He gets runners–he gets fillies, he gets colts, sprinters, distance horses. It looks like he’s off to a great start. That’s what made us have so much confidence in buying this horse today. This horse looks like a really special horse.”
He’s already been a special horse for Cary Frommer, who pinhooked him for just $90,000 from the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale as a yearling.
“He was big and leggy and had good bone,” Frommer recalled.
“He stood out in the group of yearlings that were there and Uncle Mo had already started showing his stuff. I actually went to the sale to buy him and that’s that. Of all the horses in the sale, he was the one I picked out. So I went there to buy him. I was determined to get him.”