Uncle Mo Offerings Led By $800,000 Colt at Gulfstream
Spendthrift Farm went to $800,000 to purchase an Uncle Mo son at Wednesday’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale from Tom McCrocklin after the colt registered one of the fastest quarter breezes of the sale.
The third most expensive colt and fourth most expensive juvenile overall, Uncle Mo’s son is out of the Grade III-placed Lady Tapit. Bred by Parks Investment Group, he was a $250,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale by McCrocklin on behalf of Champion Equine from Paramount Sales.
Lady Tapit is one of two stakes performers for Temperance Gift alongside Grade I winner Gozzip Girl with another daughter producing two group stakes winners in Argentina.
This Uncle Mo x Tapit cross is the same one that Uncle Mo’s stakes winning son Pnematic and six other winners are bred on.
It was a successful sale all around for Uncle Mo with his second of two juveniles selling bringing $575,000 from Jamie McCalmont on behalf of Coolmore.
Consigned by Wavertree Stables after breezing in a record :9.3 on Monday, the colt is the second out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Brusquer. She is one of five winners out of the stakes winning Tap Your Heels, who is best known as the dam of Grade I winner and three-time Champion Sire Tapit. She is also the granddam of Lookin At Lucky’s multiple graded stakes winner Madefromlucky.
Tap Your Heels is one of two stakes winners for stakes winning Ruby Slippers, who also produced champion and sire Rubiano.
“We knew the horse was going to go really well,” Ciaran Dunne told Thoroughbred Daily News on Monday. “All of the stars had to align for him to go really good and hit the wire just right. But if ever a horse had a chance to do it, it was probably going to be him. He is a big, beautiful horse and he's advertised himself as a pretty special horse all year.”
The colt had been so highly thought of by his breeders, Barouche Stud, that he RNAed for $385,000 at Keeneland September last year.
Uncle Mo is the sire of 10 stakes performers in 2022, led by five graded stakes performers.