Uncle Mo paddock

$400,000 Colt For Uncle Mo at Fasig-Tipton July

A $400,000 colt by Uncle Mo tied with a Justify yearling as the second most expensive yearling of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale on Tuesday when bought by Mayberry Farm.

“I love Uncle Mo,” said April Mayberry. “He's beautiful and well balanced with a nice way of going. There really wasn't anything not to like. The Uncle Mo's are lovely. They're very smart, which I appreciate, and they have a good brain. I think you have to have a good brain on top of the ability. They're really nice to work with and usually very pretty.”

Purchased from the Funny Farm consignment, the colt is the fifth foal out of the stakes-placed Conquest Superstep. That mare has produced three winners from three to race out of his dam. Bred by Meg Dumaine, the colt’s dam is a full sister to Grade II winner Inside Straight and half-sister to Grade II winner Dance Daily in addition to the stakes-placed Mission Viejo Halo.

Each of the three dams on the page either earned blacktype or produced blacktype performers with Grade III placed third dam Phantom Dancer doing both. The mare produced the Grade III winning Hay Let’s Dance and also sees Argentina Horse of the Year Mirinaque and Grade I winner Tomasito Leon as those under her daughters’ names.

It has been a huge few weeks for Uncle Mo, who registered three stakes winners and a Thoroughbred Daily News Rising Star from June 29 to July 6.