Mo Town Paddock Shot

$275,000 Filly Headlines Mo Town’s Keeneland Sunday

It was all about Mo Town on Sunday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when the son of emerging sire-of-sires Uncle Mo had three of his five offerings sell for six figures.

Maverick and Siena were determined to take home a Mo Town filly out of Green Eyed Cat and signed the ticket after she hammered for $275,000 from the Ledgelands consignment.

Bred by Ledgelands and Andrew Ritter, the filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Little Kansas and two other winners from three to race out of their Tale of the Cat dam, including recent Grade III-placed Headline Report. Green Eyed Cat is a daughter of dual Grade I winner Critical Eye, who is also the granddam of multiple stakes winner Critical Value.

Kinsman Farm took home the second most expensive of the session when paying $150,000 for a colt out of Coral Beach.

Another offering out of a Tale of the Cat daughter, the Hidden Lake Farm-bred was making his second appearance in the Keeneland ring after selling at the Keeneland January sale for $95,000. This time through he was consigned by Taylor Made Farm. He is a half-brother to one winner from one to race out of a winning half-sister to Chilean champion Desert Power.

Three of the four dams on the colt’s page have produced graded stakes winners with his third dam Coral See producing three stakes performers led by Grade II winner Cool Coal Man. His stakes-placed fourth dam is not only a full sister to champions Northernette and Storm Bird, but also the dam of Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Signal Tap.

Smoke Racing paid $110,000 for a filly out of Hey Little Sister from Stony Point to round out Mo Town’s six figure yearlings. A half-sister to three winners from four to race, the filly bred by Laura McKinney is out of a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Smoke It Right.

This filly’s third dam produced Grade III winner Road Rush and stakes winner and Grade I-placed Falkenburg in addition to the granddam of Grade II winner Lor Blues.

Grade I winner Mo Town’s eight through the ring at the Keeneland September Sale have all sold for an average of $130,250 and median of $92,500 – both over 12 times his 2021 stud fee. Included in that group of eight are four six-figure yearlings, led by the $275,000 filly mentioned here.