Uncle Mo’s Bast Sells for $4.2 Million
It was a big night for two Ashford stallions when Uncle Mo’s three-time Grade I winner Bast (3f Uncle Mo x Laffina, by Arch) set off fireworks selling for $4.2 million in foal to Triple Crown winner Justify at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales for owner Baoma Corporation, Spendthrift Farm bought the bay late in the session as the fourth most expensive of the night.
“When you see that kind catalogued, you hope you come out here and you’re not disappointed,” Spendthrift Farm’s Ned Toffey told Thoroughbred Daily News. “When you see her, you’re certainly not disappointed–she’s just a big, impressive filly. She’s just a superstar; the talent, plus the pedigree, and in foal to a heck of a horse, so we’re excited. [Justify’s] a wonderful sire–or we think he can be a wonderful sire, I should say. If you can get a chance to get a mare in foal to a horse like that, that’s always exciting.”
Winning three of her five starts and finishing third in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies as a juvenile last year, Bast ended her career on a high note with an impressive 1 ¾ length Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes victory in January.
The only runner out of her Arch dam Laffina, the filly’s dam is a half-sister to five stakes horses including Grade II winner Mananan Mclir, and stakes winners Big Sur and Charming N Lovable. Charming N Lovable is also the dam of Grade I winner Fault while another half-sister is the dam is Grade II winner Fioretti.
Laffina returned to Uncle Mo this year.
Bast is one of 22 stakes winners and 14 graded stakes winners for Uncle Mo in 2020 alone, the most graded stakes winners of any North American stallion. A leading sire year in and year out, Uncle Mo also has 38 stakes horses in 2020.