Lipizzaner Wins Doncaster Stakes for Uncle Mo
Already Group placed, Lipizzaner (2c Uncle Mo x Irish Lights, by Fastnet Rock) became Uncle Mo's 68th stakes winner with a victory in the Listed Vertem.co.uk Doncaster Stakes in England.
The heavy going didn’t prove to be a worry for the colt when racing over six furlongs. Shadowing the leader, Lipizzaner was asked to pick up his pace by Ryan Moore with two furlongs left to run.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained juvenile dug deeper to take the lead just outside the final furlong marker and started pulling away near the end as he crossed the line 1¼ lengths in front.
Raced by the Coolmore partners, Lipizzaner was bred by the Irish Lights Syndicate and sold at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearlings Sale for $650,00 to Ben McElroy from the Eaton Sales consignment.
The colt is a half-brother to Group II winner and Group I-placed Omei Sword, who sold for $1.7 million at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale with the pair two of three winners from three to run out of Group I winner Irish Lights.
Irish Lights is also a full sister to Listed placed Movie Role with her half-sister producing Group III-placed Vanuatu. The family also includes Japanese champion Asia Express.
Irish Lights foaled a colt by Uncle Mo in 2019 and visited Triple Crown winner Justify this year.
A top sire year in and year out, Uncle Mo leads North American stallions by graded stakes winners with 13 and graded stakes horses with 26. In all, Uncle Mo has sired 20 stakes winners and 35 stakes horses in 2020.