More Success for Uncle Mo at OBS on Wednesday
An Uncle Mo colt joined the stallion’s Session One filly in the $675,000 club on Wednesday when selling to Benjamin Gase from Gene Recio's consignment.
A $250,000 Keeneland September yearling when consigned by Runnymede Farm, he was bred by Breed First in Kentucky. Mezinka’s first winner is Justify’s winning Harlocap, who was a $400,000 juvenile purchase last year.
Unraced herself, Mezinka is a three-quarter sister to American Pharoah’s two-time Grade I winning sire Pioneerof the Nile and multiple Grade II placed Forefathers. They are out of the stakes winning Star of Goshen, who herself is a half-sister to Grade II winner Powis Castle.
Uncle Mo was also the sire of a $450,000 colt purchased by Almasoud Naif Abdullah and Abdulrahman Alsayed from Eisaman Equine.
Out of Jade Princess, the colt bred by Don Alberto Corporation is a grandson of multiple Grade I placed Jade Queen. That mare is one of two stakes performers out of Grade II winner and Grade I placed Jade Flush. Jade Flush’s unraced daughter Jade Tree is the dam of dual Grade I winner Harmonious and the granddam of Grade III winner Into Chocolate.
In all, there are six stakes winners and 10 stakes performers listed on the colt’s page.
Tuesday also saw a $400,000 Uncle Mo colt sell to Kerri Radcliffe for Vekoma Thoroughbreds and Partners.
Offered by S G V Thoroughbreds, the colt is out of the multiple graded stakes winner Fantastic Style and hails from the Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings breeding program. The colt was a $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga purchase by Lucy Bloodstock from Taylor Made last August.
Fantastic Style is a half-sister to the dam of Panamanian Horse of the Year Capocostello and out of a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade III placed Vague. Another mare on that page is also the dam of multiple stakes inner Going For a Spin.
Uncle Mo’s seven stakes winners in 2023 is the second best of any North American stallion and includes Grade I Kentucky Derby hopeful Kingsbarns.