$2.5 Million Filly for Uncle Mo at Keeneland
It was another huge session for Uncle Mo at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday when he had the most expensive filly of the session.
Consigned by Denali Stud as agent for WinStar Farm, the filly out of Starship Warpspeed sold for $2.5 million to John Stewart. Gavin O’Connor signed the ticket for the new owner after a prolonged bidding war that ultimately saw the filly end up as the second most expensive offering of the first book.
The April-born filly is a half-sister to three-time Grade I winner Shedaresthedevil and the Grade III-placed Mojovation. This is a strong family with the filly’s dam not only winning herself but producing five winners from five to race. Starship Warpspeed is also out of a half-sister to Grade II winner and multiple Grade I-placed Crafty C.T. and stakes winner Carmen’s Baby.
“She's an unbelievable filly,” O'Connor said “Uncle Mo is the sire of incredible fillies. I know the family personally, I used to work for WinStar. I spent five years under Dave [Hanley] and Elliott [Walden]. So I have had babies out of the mare. They have a full brother in training and he looks very promising as well.”
Starship Warpspeed again visited Uncle Mo in 2023 for a full sibling to this filly. WinStar retained her 2-year-old colt by Uncle Mo named Star of Wonder.
Uncle Mo had a stellar first book at Keeneland September with his 17 sold grossing $12,495,000 with an average of $735,000 and median of $350,000. Four of those offerings sold for seven figures, while three others brought $750,000 or more.