December 9, 2017
In response to the terrible events in Southern California and in particular at San Luis Rey Downs Coolmore and Mike…View Article
Uncle Mo dominated the juvenile scene in 2010 to such an extent that he headed the Experimental Free Handicap by a margin of 5lb. His Experimental weight of 128 – the highest allocated since 1997 – reflected the ease of his three victories, which included the Champagne S. and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Although forced to miss the Triple Crown races because of illness, Uncle Mo ended his sophomore season officially rated joint-second among the American 3YO’s on the World Thoroughbred Rankings. Returned to action in the Gr.1 King’s Bishop S., Uncle Mo failed by only a nose to hold off the specialist sprinter Caleb’s Posse. Uncle Mo was then back to his best when he wired the field in the Gr.2 Kelso H., earning a Beyer Figure of 118.
Uncle Mo has wasted no time in demonstrating similarly outstanding talent as a stallion. A decisive winner of the first-crop sires’ title, he then turned the second-crop sires’ championship into a one-horse race, with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist leading the charge. His total of first-crop Graded stakes winners now stands at a very impressive 12. Although his second crop is considerably smaller than his first, it too has produced plenty of Graded stakes performers. The scale of his success has led to his fourth-crop yearlings, sired at $25,000, averaging roughly ten times that amount, with three colts selling for$700,000.
Uncle Mo has a pedigree which contains no Mr Prospector or Storm Cat and he is a son of Indian Charlie, one of those rare stallions capable of upgrading his mares.
Uncle Mo is ideal for MR PROSPECTOR line mares. He owes nine of his Graded winners to mares from this male line, with the GONE WEST and FAPPIANO branches both playing important roles. The GONE WEST branch provided him with Gr.1 winner Gomo and Gr.3 winner Lost Raven (both out of daughters of ELUSIVE QUALITY) and the Gr.2 winner Laoban (out of a SPEIGHTSTOWN mare).
UNBRIDLED is the broodmare sire of Gr.3 winner Unbridled Mo, while his sons EMPIRE MAKER and UNTUTTABLE are respectively the broodmare sires of Gr.1 Wood Memorial winner Outwork and Gr.3 winner Uncle Vinny. RUBIANO supplied the dam of another Gr.3 winner, Mo Tom.
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has a second dam by SEEKING THE GOLD (sire also of the dam of Gr.1-placed Conquest Mo Money) and Uncle Mo also has talented winners with dams by TWO PUNCH, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, CRAFTY PROSPECTOR and CARSON CITY.
Uncle Mo’s Gr.2 winner Mokat comes from another branch of the Raise A Native male line, his dam being a grand-daughter of EXCLUSIVE NATIVE. He has also sired the Gr.3 winner Uncle Vinny and the Listed winners Mo Maverick and Uncle Brennie from mares inbred 4×3, 3x4x4 and 3×3 to Mr Prospector.
Uncle Mo has quickly proved himself with the STORM CAT line, siring the top-class Nyquist and the Gr.3 winner Auntie Joy from daughters of FORESTRY and the Gr.2-placed Thrilled from a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare. He should also be ideal for daughters of TALE OF THE CAT and HENNESSY and for other grand-daughters of STORM CAT. Uncle Mo has made a fast start with SCAT DADDY mares, siring the Gr.2-placed Mo d’Amour.
Uncle Mo is already making an impact with SEATTLE SLEW blood, especially with mares by A.P. INDY‘s excellent son BERNARDINI. His first seven foals bred this way include Gr.2 winner Mo Town and Gr.1-placed Mopotism. Of his three 2017 yearlings which sold for $700,000, one is out of a BERNARDINI mare and another is out of a MINESHAFT mare. Uncle Mo’s Gr.1 winner Gomo has a second dam by CAPOTE, his Gr.2-placed son Shaken has a dam by SEATTLE SLEW.
Uncle Mo already has three black-type winners inbred 4×3 to DIXIELAND BAND.
Uncle Mo already has black-type winners out of daughters of DEPUTY MINISTER and DEFRERE, so more mares from this line are justified.
Adding more HAIL TO REASON blood is encouraged as Uncle Mo sired the Gr.3 winner Royal Mo from a SAINT BALLADO mare and he has a Gr.2-placed daughter with a dam by MORE THAN READY.
Uncle Mo has a black-type winner with a dam by TIZNOW and one of his 2017 $700,000 yearlings has a dam by TIZ WONDERFUL.
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION 2YO
TOP CLASS 3YO