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A to Z horses – Uncle Mo Unbridled


Retired from racing at four, Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie x Playa Maya by Arch) is already displaying his potential as a Thoroughbred stud.

The Kentucky-bred bay boy is already projecting 2013 progeny totaling over 50.
As a racer, Uncle Mo proved his prowess early under jockey John Velazquez, winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the Eclipse Award for Champion Two-Year-Old in 2010.

Taking the Wood Memorial in 2011, he was a favorite for the Kentucky Derby until trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Mike Repole (of Repole Stables) scratched him for illness.
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In eight starts, Uncle Mo racked up five wins, as well as a second and a third.

Uncle Mo is now standing at stud at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, although he is set to move to Australia in a few months. His 2012 stud fees are set at $35,000.

In addition to Uncle Mo, Coolmore’s American stud roster includes Cape Blanco, Dunkirk, Fusiachi Pegasus, Giant’s Causeway, Henrythenavigator, Lookin At Lucky, Majestic Warrior, Munnings, Scat Daddy, Tale Of The Cat, and Thunder Gulch.

Coolmore Australia already lists Uncle Mo, along with such studs as Choisir, Duke Of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Encosta De Lago, Excellent Art, Fastnet Rock, Haradasun, Henrythenavigator, High Chaparral, Lookin At Lucky, Musir, Oratorio, So You Think, Spinning World, Starspangledbanner, and Zoffany.



I had the pleasure of visiting with this handsome horse in Pletcher’s backstretch barn at Louisville’s Churchill Downs after the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Mo’s truly a charmer, so we can hardly wait to see what his babies look like next spring.
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