Uncle Mo Paddock

Uncle Mo Offerings Popular at OBS Spring

D.J. Stable and Robert Cotran purchased the most expensive Uncle Mo offering of the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale when going to $685,000 to purchase a colt out of America.

Consigned by Paul Sharp and bred by Bobby Flay Thoroughbreds, he is a half-brother to Grade III winner First Captain and out of the Grade III winner and multiple Grade I-placed America. America is a half-sister to the dam of Grade I winner Paris Lights and out of the stakes placed Lacadena.

Third dam Butterfly Blue comes from a top family as a half-sister to Grade II winner and bluehen broodmare Better Than Honour among others.

Justin Casse purchased a $600,000 filly for M.V. Magnier during the first session of the sale.

Breezing in :20.3 last week, the Alpha Delta Stables-bred filly is a half-sister to the stakes placed American West and Grade I-placed Be You. The duo are two of three winners from three to race out of Grade III winner Jacaranda.

That mare is one of three stakes winners from five to race out of the Grade III-placed Baffled. Baffled also produced multiple Grade I winner Constitution and Grade III winner Boynton.

Each of the filly’s first four dams have produced runners with Grade I form. Third dam Surf Club produced Grade I winner Emcee and stakes winning fourth dam Horns Gray produced Grade I winner Awesome Humor.

A Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds consigned colt was bought by Rohan Crichton for $410,000.

The second-to-last offering by Uncle Mo at the sale, the Newstead Corp-bred is a half-brother to Canadian champion and multiple Grade III winner Souper Escape and a full brother to four-time winner Cash in a Flash. Souper Escape is one of five winners from seven to race out of Grade I winner Cry and Catch Me.

That mare is a half-sister to Grade I winner Certify with that mare producing multiple stakes winner Law of Peace. The duo is out of the stakes winning Please Sign In with Cry and Catch Me a fifth generation stakes producer with all those dams producing at least one stakes winner.

Uncle Mo’s juveniles have averaged over $350,000 this year with the group selling for up to $750,000 in 2024.