$1.1 Million Keeneland September Filly for Mo
Less than 24 hours after his third stakes winner in a week, Uncle Mo registered another big moment when his daughter out of Nikki’s Choice sold to Courtlandt Farm for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Offered by Paramount Sales and bred by Aaron Sones, the filly is out of three-time winner Nikki’s Choice. That mare is also a half-sister to Grade II placed Moyo Honey with nine stakes performers listed under her third dam alone.
Among those listed under stakes winning third dam Au Printemps is Canadian champion Charlie Barley, Grade I Breeder’ Cup Juvenile winner Success Express and Grade I Champagne Stakes winner Greenwood Lake.
“A real athletic, typey filly, young mare, fits our program to a T,” Courtlandt’s Farm Manager Ernie Retamoza told Thoroughbred Daily News. "Not sure where we'll send her, but we'll get her home and break her. She acts like she's gonna be the right type of filly that we're looking for. Had to stretch, obviously, to get her, but Mr. Adam looked at her this morning and loved her, we all loved her, and we felt like she was a filly worth stretching for.”
The filly’s breeder sent Nikki’s Choice back to Uncle Mo the year she was born and she had a colt this year.
Uncle Mo’s four sold during Monday’s session averaged $496,250 with a median of $342,500. A top sire year in and year out, Uncle Mo has 22 yearlings in Tuesday’s session.