Uncle Mo

Bloodlines: Plenty Of Momentum For Uncle Mo

Uncle Mo’s offspring earned more headlines than money over the weekend with victories by Miss Mo Mentum in the Grade 3 Trillium Stakes at Woodbine and by King for a Day in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth. The latter race, in particular, made headlines across all media because a son from the fourth of […]

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Miss Mo Mentum Accelerates To Trillium Victory

Returning to the scene of her Selene Stakes victory last spring, the Mark Casse-trained filly Miss Mo Mentum accelerated off the final turn in Sunday’s $125,000 Trillium Stakes to earn another Grade 3 title at Woodbine Racetrack. With Jerome Lermyte aboard in the 1-1/16-mile fillies and mares feature, Miss Mo Mentum settled inside mid-pack. Meanwhile, […]

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King For A Day Runs Down Maximum Security In Pegasus Stakes

The first-place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby was favored at 1-9 on the tote board in Sunday’s $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, but Maximum Security could not deliver and failed to cross the wire first for the first time in his career. Instead, Red Oak Stable homebred King For A Day ran down the favorite in […]

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$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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Wesley Ward Trainees Top Friday’s Tremont

A talented field of eight juveniles is set to compete in the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park. The Tremont is part of the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which begins June 6 and concludes with the 151st running of the Grade 1, […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Prominent Horseman James ‘J.J.’ Crupi Dies At 79

James “J.J.” Crupi, a longtime trainer and consignor through his Florida-based New Castle Farm, died Thursday in Maryland at age 79 after a long-running battle with various health issues. In the business until the end, Crupi was on the grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale during the auction’s opening session on Monday, […]

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Street Sense Colt Brings $500,000 To Top Active First Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Paul Fireman has seen good fortune in the Baltimore area, having sent Senior Investment to a third-place finish in the 2017 Preakness Stakes. He left his mark on the city’s Thoroughbred industry again on Monday, buying a $500,000 Street Sense colt through trainer Kenny McPeek at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The bay […]

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King For A Day’s Sir Barton Win Kicks Off Stakes Action On Preakness Undercard

Red Oak Stable’s homebred King For A Day got Preakness day off to a formful start on Saturday at Pimlico, cruising to a 2 1/2-length win at odds of 2-5. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher, completed 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:41.40. […]

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Full Field Of 14 Entered For Pimlico Special, Now Run At 1 1/4 Miles

The historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), lengthened this year to 1 ¼ miles for the first time in history, drew the biggest field since its revival in 1988 as 14 were entered for Friday’s race at Pimlico Race Course. The 49th running of the Pimlico Special, on the eve of the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), […]

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