Conquest Mo Money, a Grade 1-placed stakes winner, will begin his stallion career at McKenna Thoroughbreds in Taiban, N.M., for the 2019 breeding season.
The 5-year-old son of Uncle Mo was retired in November due to a nagging suspensory injury, finishing with a record of three wins in seven career starts for earnings of $510,580.
Bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, Conquest Mo Money was a $180,000 purchase by Conquest Stables out of the 2015 Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale. He was in light training as an unraced 2-year-old when Conquest Stables disbanded, and he sold to Tom and Sandy McKenna's Judge Lainer Racing for $8,500 at the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Placed in the barn of trainer Miguel Hernandez, Conquest Mo Money won his first three career starts. He debuted with a score in a one-mile maiden special weight race at Sunland Park, then followed up with an 11-length victory in the Riley Allison Stakes at the same track. The colt then took the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park by two lengths.
Conquest Mo Money then pointed toward the classic trail in earnest, finishing second in the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby, then venturing outward to run second again in the G1 Arkansas Derby. Those efforts led to a start in the 2017 Preakness Stakes.
Conquest Mo Money is out of the unraced Seeking the Gold mare Stirring. He is a half-brother to Nowhere to Hide, an earner of over $217,000 who ran in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. His extended family includes Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval, Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, G1 winner Brilliant Speed, and G2 winner Serenading.
Sandy McKenna said in a statement that Conquest Mo Money was fully booked for the 2019 breeding season.
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