Mo Town Follows Sire’s Footsteps at Keeneland
First crop sire Mo Town followed in sire Uncle Mo’s footsteps on Wednesday when scoring his first career winner at Keeneland after Mr. Gordy (2c Mo Town x Sky Trail, by Congrats) powered home to a 1 ¾ length win for trainer John Hancock.
Coming exactly 10 days before Uncle Mo registered his own first winner back in 2015, Mo Town saw Mr. Gordy go straight to the lead in the 4 ½ furlong race and never look back. The bay kept over a length on the field at every stage to win on debut.
Purchased by racing owner Randle Glosson as a yearling, Mr. Gordy was bred by Jamie Valenzuela in Kentucky.
Mr. Gordy is a grandson of the stakes winning Starry Pursuit and the first foal out of his winning dam. Starry Pursuit is far from the only stakes performer on his page with four of his first five dams performing or producing at the stakes level.
By an Uncle Mo son and out of an A.P. Indy granddaughter, Mr. Gordy is bred on the same cross as champions Vequist and Gretzky The Great and eight other stakes performers. Uncle Mo himself has five graded stakes winners out of A.P. Indy granddaughters.
Mo Town’s first crop has been well received by buyers with his juveniles averaging $143,453 with a colt selling for $546,080 at a 2-year-old sale only a few weeks ago