$1.5 Million Fasig-Tipton Session Topper for Uncle Mo
Uncle Mo’s yearling son Stop the Press was the star of the show on Monday night at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale when he was purchased for $1.5 million to top the session.
Offered by Lane’s End on behalf of breeder Summer Wind Farm, Stop the Press was snapped up by Woodford Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds midway through the session with his breeder staying in on the ownership as well. He is a grandson of the multiple graded stakes winning India, who has produced dual Group I winner Mozu Ascot and stakes winner Kareena from her six foals to race.
This colt is out of her unraced Tapit daughter Secret Sigh. The family also includes the Grade I winners To Honor and Serve, Angela Renee and Canadian champion Rahy’s Attorney.
“He is a beautiful horse,” West Point’s Terry Finley told Thoroughbred Daily News. “Uncle Mo throws a big, stout horse. He looks like the kind of horse all of us see on the Triple Crown trail. You can't get enough of these types because you know the trials and tribulations we all face. This horse really, really stuck out. We are pumped to get him. He will go to Shug McGaughey. I don't think anyone has told him yet, but I am sure he will have a smile on his face.”
Uncle Mo was also the sire of a $600,000 filly purchased by Bach Stables from Summerfield. Bred by Brinker Hill Farm out of the stakes winning Miss Hollywood, the filly is a granddaughter of the two-time Grade I-winning Hollywood Story.
Hollywood Story has produced four stakes performers from seven winners, including Grade I winner Honor A.P. and Grade II-placed Hollywood Star – a full brother to this one’s dam.
Uncle Mo’s three sold on Monday recorded a median of $600,000. His only one not sold RNAed for the highest unsold price of the session at $575,000.