Uncle Mo Colt Tops Third Session of Kentucky October Yearlings Sale
A colt by champion sire Uncle Mo topped the third session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale Wednesday in Lexington, KY.
A son of record-breaking Champion Freshman Sire of 2015 proved most popular on Wednesday, fetching a top price of $600,000 from Donato Lanni, agent (video). The dark bay or brown colt was offered as Hip 1131 by Lane's End, agent. The session topper is a half-brother to English stakes winner Wind Fire (Distorted Humor) out of a winning full sister to Grade 1 winner Majestic Warrior and stakes winner and multiple stakes producer Crystal Current. Hip 1131 was bred in Kentucky by Kinsman Farm.
The second-highest price of the day was paid for a colt by Leading Sire Into Mischief, purchased by Spendthrift Farm from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent (video). Offered as Hip 1147, the bay colt is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner Yara, dam of undefeated two-year-old stakes winner of 2020 Moon Swag. Hip 1147 was bred in Florida by Bulldog Racing & Gabriel Duignan.
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.
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.
The Kentucky October Yearlings sale resumes Thursday, October 29 at 10 AM.
Results are available online.