Trio of Million Dollar Mares for Uncle Mo
It was multiple million-dollar offerings for Uncle Mo on Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale when his filly topped the weanling session as one of three seven-figure daughters for the top stallion.
Carrying her second foal by Tiz The Law, Donna Veloce was his top priced horse when Jamie McCalmont went to $1.9 million on behalf of M.V. Magnier. Also having a filly by Justify who sold earlier in the sale, Donna Veloce was a successful racemare with a Grade III victory and two Grade I placings on her resume.
She is a half-sister to stakes-placed Orinoco River and out of a half-sister to the stakes winning Great War Eagle in addition to the stakes producing Encore. Donna Veloce’s third dam is the Grade I winner Shared Interest, who produced her Grade I winning second dam Cash Run in addition to Grade I winner Forestry.
Purchased by David Redvers for $1.45 million from the Hunter Valley Farm consignment, Family Way was a Grade III winner and multiple Grade I-placed mare and received an update when her Justify half-brother Just For Sul broke his maiden weeks before the sale.
Family Way is out of a winning half-sister to multiple Grade I winner Caravaggio and Grade II winner My Jen. Her dam Susie’s Baby is herself a daughter of stakes winner Mekko Hokte with each of the four dams on the page producing stakes performers and daughters who produced stakes performers.
Before Bellafina nearly topped the sale late in the session while carrying a foal by Tiz The Law, her Uncle Mo daughter offered by Eaton Sales was the weanling session topper when Paramount Bloodstock went to $1.35 million for her.
Bellafina herself is a triple Grade I winning full sister to multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Diamond King. There stakes winners under two of the three mares on this page with the only non-stakes producer being Bellafina herself – this is her first foal.
Uncle Mo also had a daughter sell for $400,000 while Shadai Farm went to $625,000 to secure Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Sally’s Curlin carrying her first foal on a March 22 cover.