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Uncle Mo Continues Keeneland Success with $775,000 Colt

Uncle Mo was again in demand on Monday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with his second session offerings topped by a $775,000 colt.

Purchased by BSW/Crow Bloodstock, the colt consigned by Mulholland Springs is a full brother to Uncle Mo’s Grade II winner Mopotism and out of a Bernardini half-sister to Grade II winner Songster. The colt bred by Frank Batten is out of young mare Peppy Rafaela, already the dam of two winners.

The yearling is bred on the same Uncle Mo x Bernardini cross as Grade I winner Mo Town and Grade II winner Modernist with 12 winners from 19 runners.

A full brother to Uncle Mo’s Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was the second most expensive of the session for the stallion when bringing $650,000 from Jamie McCalmont on behalf of M.V. Magnier.

Sold by breeder Hinkle Farm, the colt’s dam has three winners from four to race and is a half-sister to four stakes horses, including Grade III winner Seeking the Sky. The family is a proven producing family with Seeking The Sky the dam of two stakes winners including Grade I winner Sahara Sky with another sister producing stakes placed Seeking Toussaud.

McCalmont also purchased a $550,000 colt out of Red Sashay for Magnier from Paramount Sales. That colt is the second foal out of the stakes winner, who is dam to Grade III winner Shamaal Nibras and stakes winner New Edition. Bred by Mike Abraham, the colt has 20 stakes horses listed under his first three dams.

Among the other yearlings sold by Uncle Mo during the first book was a trio of yearlings bought by the Albaugh Family for between $400,000 and $600,000 with their colt purchased yesterday for $400,000 co-signed with Donegal.

That Brookdale Sales-consigned colt out of a stakes placed half-sister to two graded stakes winners from the family of three-time Grade I winner Peace Rules was bred by Uncle Mo’s racing owner Repole Stable.

Uncle Mo is having another fantastic year in 2020, leading all North American sires by number of graded stakes winners at 12 and graded stakes horses at 22 with nine stakes winners with eight stakes winners and 10 stakes performers in August alone.