Mo Town Head Shot

First Mo Town Yearlings On Offer At Keeneland

A dual surface graded stakes winner by brilliant emerging sire-of-sires Uncle Mo, Grade I winner Mo Town sees his first yearlings go through the ring at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale starting on Monday.

Only months after his first weanlings sold for up to $185,000 in 2020 to give him multiple session toppers, Mo Town has eight scheduled to go through the ring over the four day sale starting with Hip 133.

Offered by Hunter Valley Farm and bred by River Valley Farm and Hidden Lake Farm, the filly out of Tale of The Cat’s daughter All Talk is a half-sister to a winner and a placer from two runners. All Talk is a daughter of stakes winner and Grade III-placed Abundantly Blessed, who is also the dam of three graded stakes winners led by Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Skyler’s Scramjet. This Uncle Mo x Tale of the Cat cross is the same one Uncle Mo’s Grade III winner Life’s A Parlay is bred on.

The second session sees Hip 621 go through the ring as the property of Brandywine Farm. A half-brother to three winners, the colt’s dam Express Chick is a half-sister to Grade I winner Gozzip Girl and Grade III-placed Lady Tapit. Another sister is also the dam of Group III winner Gallileo’s Town and Group III winner and Group I-placed Gianella. The family also includes Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Brocco.

The final day of the sale sees a filly out of stakes placed Stormin Wendy sent through the ring by Mulholland Springs as Hip 1261. Bred in Maryland by Thomas L. Teal, the filly’s granddam is a half-sister to stakes winner and sire Samysilver. The page also includes Grade I winners Ascend and Roadster along with the Grade III-placed Moro Tap and Diamond Spirit. From only two runners, Uncle Mo sons bred to Pulpit granddaughters have produced Grade I-placed Nasreddine.

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Another bred on that Uncle Mo x Pulpit cross is Mo Town’s second to last through the ring, Hip 1321 from Gainesway. Bred by Glen Oak Farm and Two Stamps Stables, the filly out of Sky Mesa mare Adirondack Sky is a half-sister to a winner from her dam’s only foal to race. Adirondack Sky is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Scuba and the Group II winner L’Amour De Ma Vie. Hip 1321 sees stakes horses under five of her first six dams with her first dam – who has only had one foal to race - the only one not yet to produce a stakes horse.

Other Mo Town offerings going through the ring include Hip 373 from Mulholland Farm, the first foal out of a half-sister to stakes horses Zip Cash Back and Hannah’s Holiday; Gainesway’s Hip 641 out of stakes winner and Grade II-placed Givine; and Hip 1370 offered by Mulholland Springs from the extended family of Storm Bird.