Uncle Mo earned an Experimental Free Handicap weight of 128 - the highest allocated since 1997 – with easy wins in the Gr.1 Champagne S. and the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He missed the Triple Crown races because of illness, but was officially rated joint-second among the American 3yos on the World Thoroughbred Rankings and wired the field in the Gr.2 Kelso H., earning a huge Beyer Figure of 118.
Uncle Mo has wasted no time in demonstrating similarly outstanding talent as a stallion. Although none of Uncle Mo’s first four crops were sired at more than $35,000, they have so far produced 26 GSWs (seven Gr.1 winners).
His fifth crop, sired at $75,000, has already notched up 11 Graded winners so far.
Uncle Mo owes 18 of his Graded winners to mares from the MR PROSPECTOR line. The GONE WEST branch provided him with Gr.1 winner Gomo, Gr.2 winner Laoban and Gr.3 winner Lost Raven.
UNBRIDLED is broodmare sire of Gr.1 winner Unbridled Mo, while his sons EMPIRE MAKER, UNBRIDLED’S SONG and UNTUTTABLE are broodmare sires of other Graded winners. Gr.1 winner Outwork has an EMPIRE MAKER dam, while the very speedy Golden Pal has a dam by MIDSHIPMAN, a son of UNBRIDLED’S SONG.
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is one of four Gr.1 winners with a Mr Prospector line mare as his second dam.
His foals out of AFLEET ALEX mares feature Gr.1 winner Dream Tree.
Uncle Mo quickly proved himself with the STORM CAT line, siring GSWs from daughters of FORESTRY (Nyquist), STORM CAT, BLUEGRASS CAT and TALE OF THE CAT. His Gr.2 winner Harvest Moon has a dam by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY’s son SHAMARDAL.
Uncle Mo works extremely well with SEATTLE SLEW blood, siring Gr.1 winner Yaupon from a VINDICATION mare. He already has very fruitful results with mares by BERNARDINI, a son of A.P. INDY, include Gr.1 winner Mo Town and the Gr.2 winners Modernist and Mopotism.
Uncle Mo has three Graded winners inbred either 4x2 or 4x3 to DIXIELAND BAND, including Gr.2 winner King Guillermo.
He also has sired stakes winners among his small number of foals out of mares by both EL PRADO and his son KITTEN’S JOY.
Uncle Mo has SWs out of daughters of DEPUTY MINISTER, FRENCH DEPUTY and DEFRERE.
Uncle Mo is out of a mare by ARCH, but that hasn’t stopped him siring the triple Gr.1-winning 2YO Bast from another ARCH mare, creating 3x2 inbreeding.