Uncle Mo had the top priced colt and filly during the second Book Two session of the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Saturday.
Consigned by Columbiana Farm for his breeder Bo Hirsch and bought by Lane’s End, the colt from Magical Victory made $750,000.
“He's a really nice colt,” Lane’s End’s Bill Farish.
“We knew he was going to be one of the feature lots of the day, and we went a little further than we wanted to, but we got him.”
An Uncle Mo filly from Bayou Miss consigned by Four Star Sales was also in demand selling for $450,000 to DJ Stable.
“Aside from the fact that she was the most outstanding athlete that we had [on our list] in the entire sale, there’s a lot to say about this filly,” said Jonathan Green, whose parents Lois and Leonard Green founded D. J. Stable in the 1980s.
“She looks like she’s going to go a route of ground, we think she’s going to have early speed, and we’re already campaigning an Uncle Mo filly (Mo’s Green) who we like a lot and she reminds us of her, as well.”