$800,000 Colt Leads Second Session for Uncle Mo
It was another big session for Uncle Mo at the Keeneland September Sale on Tuesday when his son out of Unchained Melody sold for $800,000 to lead his offerings.
Purchased by M.V. Magnier from the Woodford Thoroughbred draft, the colt bred by WinStar Farm is the first foal out of a Grade II winner who is out of Grade III winner Love Match. Love Match is also a half-sister to stakes winner and 19-time victor Love That Magic and multiple stakes placed Pinky Pizwaanski.
The final session of Book 1 also saw an Uncle Mo filly out of Fresia sell for $700,000 to Courtlandt Farm.
The gray filly offered by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency is a full brother to Uncle Mo’s multiple stakes winner and Grade II-placed Galilean and a half-sister to the winning Harbored Memories. Fresia is out of stakes-placed Fleet of Foot, who also produced multiple graded stakes winner His Race To Win and the dam of Canadian champion and Grade I winner El Tormenta. Fleet of Foot is also the half-sister to Canadian champion and Grade I winner Hello Seattle.
The third most expensive offering by Uncle Mo on Tuesday was purchased by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
The $500,000 filly offered by Taylor Made Sales is out of Grade I winner and top broodmare Dream of Summer. Dream of Summer is also the dam of Giant’s Causeway’s Grade I winners Creative Cause and Vexatious in addition to Grade II winner and Grade I placed Destin. Dream of Summer is also quickly proving to be a producer of producers with her daughters the dams of three stakes performers.
Dream of Summer had a Justify colt in March and visited him again in 2021.
Others by Uncle Mo during the second session sold for $450,000, $435,00, $400,000, etc.
In all, Uncle Mo’s 16 yearlings sold in Book 1 averaged $427,813 led by a $1.1 million filly with his $6,845,000 the fifth best of any stallion.