Uncle Mo Colt Tops Third Session of Kentucky October Yearlings Sale

October 29, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hip 1131, a colt by champion sire Uncle Mo, sold for $600,000 during the third session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The colt was purchased by Donato Lanni, agent from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent.

An Eclipse Champion on the track, Uncle Mo was record-breaking Champion Freshman Sire of 2015. Sire of 25 stakes winners in his first crop – including Eclipse Champion Nyquist and Grade 1 winners Unbridled Mo, Outwork, and Gomo – Uncle Mo is currently responsible for Grade 1 winner Mo Forzo and undefeated Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Yaupon.

This colt is a half-brother to four winners from as many to race out of the winning A.P. Indy mare A. P. Dream. Those winners include Wind Fire (Distorted Humor), a multiple Group 2 placed stakes winner in England. Second dam is multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire Dream Supreme, making this colt’s dam a full sister to Hopeful S. (G1) winner and sire Majestic Warrior and to stakes winner Crystal Current, as well as a half-sister to stakes winner Evolutionist. This is the immediate family of champion Kung Fu Mambo (ARG) and Grade 1 winners Spinning Round and Sweet Sorrel.

Hip 1131 was bred in Kentucky by Kinsman Farm. (video)

Hip 1147, a colt by Leading Sire Into Mischief, sold for $475,000 during the third session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The bay colt was purchased by Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.

Into Mischief, Leading Sire of 2019, is defending his title in 2020 with the likes of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic, multiple Grade 1 winner Gamine, and recent Frizette S. (G1) winner Dayoutoftheoffice. He is also the sire in 2020 of graded stakes winning colts Mutasaabeq, Bemma’s Boy, Cool Arrow, Mischievous Alex, and Sombeyay.

This colt is out of the Gilded Time mare Ashlee’s Lady, who is already the dam of five winners from six to race. Those include Grade 2 winner Yara (Put It Back), herself the dam of undefeated stakes winning juvenile filly of this year Moon Swag. Ashlee’s Lady is also dam of Petunia Face (Congrats), who has produced three winners to date, including champion Derek Adrian and Grade 1 placed winner Jalen Journey. The immediate family includes champion Serenading, as well as Grade 1 winners Healthy Addiction, Sweet Addiction, and Brilliant Speed.

Hip 1147 was bred in Florida by Bulldog Racing & Gabriel Duignan. (video)

Nine other yearlings sold for $200,000 or more during the sale’s third session, including:

Hip 844, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen, sold for $315,000 to Trade Winds Farm from the consignment of Hunter Valley Farm, agent. A half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Got Stormy, Hip 844 was bred in Kentucky by Mt. Joy Stables, People McLean, Marc McLean, & Pope McLean Jr. The colt was a $145,000 selected weanling purchase by Redly Bloodstock at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale, where he was consigned by Pope McLean, agent.

Hip 1040, a filly by successful young sire Maclean’s Music, sold for $280,000 to JCM Racing from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent. A half-sister to four winners from the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor, Hip 1040 was bred in Kentucky by Athens Woods LLC.

Hip 1079, a filly by More Than Ready, sold for $270,000 during the third session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The dark bay or brown filly was purchased by What Time is It Racing, Oracle Bloodstock, agent from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent.

More Than Ready has sired three Grade 1 winners to date in 2020, including females Rushing Fall and Uni (GB). He is also sire this year of Grade/Group 2 winning fillies Vernazza (NZ) and Selflessly.

This filly is the second foal out of the Bernardini mare Zondaq, a half-sister to six winners, including Grade 2 winners Discreet Dancer and Travelin Man. Zondaq is also a half-sister to stakes winner Sweet N Discreet, herself the dam of Grade 2 winner/Grade 1 placed Sweet Melania. This is the immediate family of Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise; Horse of the Year and successful sire A.P. Indy; champion Wolfhound; and Grade/Group 1 winners Summer Squall, Duke of Marmalade (IRE), and Ruler of the World. Hip 1079 was bred in Kentucky by Kinnickinnic Stables.

Wednesday’s session saw 237 yearlings change hands for a total of $9,062,300. The average was $38,238 and the median was $17,000. Through three days of selling, 726 yearlings have sold for $25,452,500, good for an average of $35,059. The three-day median is $15,000.

Results are available online.

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Photos: Left to right: Hip 1113 and Hip 1147.

courtesy of Fasig-Tipton

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