Uncle Mo paddock

$600,000 Colt Leads First Day at Keeneland For Uncle Mo

The first day of trade at Keeneland September saw Barry Berkelhammer purchase the two most expensive Uncle Mo offerings of the session for the Albaugh Family, led by a $600,000 colt.

Selling within 30 hips of each other, the $600,000 colt was offered as Hip 144 from Indian Creek out of Easy Feeling. A granddaughter of stakes winner and multiple group producer Wandering Star, Easy Feeling is a half-sister to four stakes horses including two stakes winners.

The T & G Farm of Kentucky-bred was a successful pinhook for his owners, over doubling his weanling purchase price of $240,000 last November.

Berkelhammer and the Albaugh Family also purchased a $500,000 filly as Hip 118 from Lane’s End. The filly is a half-sister to Grade III-placed Threes Over Deuces and two other winners from three to race.

Hip 118’s dam Cruelmore is a half-sister to Lookin At Lucky’s Grade II winner and multiple Grade I-placed Money Multiplier and Grade II winner Intense Holiday from the family of Grade III winner and sire Crafty Shaw.

Buyers will have 11 more chances to purchase an Uncle Mo in Book 1 with the stallion’s first hip through the ring on Monday a half-sister to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome selling as Hip 262. Among the outstanding offerings by the stallion later in the day is a full brother to Nyquist as Hip 372.

Leading all sires by graded stakes winners in 2020, Uncle Mo is having another exceptional year with 17 stakes winners and 31 stakes horses led by six Grade II winners.