Uncle Mo

MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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Bast Grinds Down Comical To Win Chandelier

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is now the all-time leading graded stakes winner in North America, following his 661st graded victory aboard Bast in Friday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita. The previous record was held by Jerry Bailey. “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for […]

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Baffert-Trained Bast A Standout For ‘Win And You’re In’ Chandelier

Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s main track. A bay daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast, who was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut, romped by 8 ¾ lengths in the Grade I, […]

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Famished: Maiden Winner’s ‘Sustained Finish’ Puts Champagne On The Table

Following a maiden victory at second asking on Saturday, trainer John Kimmel is considering the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne on October 5 at Belmont Park for Famished, who graduated at second asking going seven furlongs over the Saratoga main track. Owned by Tobey Morton, the Ontario-bred son of Uncle Mo was third in his career […]

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Moon Colony Drops Back To A Mile In Hall Of Fame Stakes

John Oxley’s graded stakes-winner Moon Colony will look to capitalize on a distance cutback in Friday’s Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for 3-year-olds at one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. The Mark Casse-trained bay Uncle Mo colt set the pace last out in the Grade 1 […]

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King For A Day ‘Doing Excellent,’ Poised For Haskell Rematch With Maximum Security

As a fast-rising star in the 3-year-old ranks, King for a Day has earned a shot at proving himself on a bigger stage, trainer Todd Pletcher said. That stage appears as if it will be the July 20 TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, which would set up a second showdown with Maximum Security. It […]

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22 Additional Entries Cataloged For Fasig-Tipton’s July Horses Of Racing Age Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued an additional 22 entries to the July Selected Horses of Racing Age, increasing the size of the catalogue to 190 entries. These new entries are catalogued as hips 569-590, and may now be viewed online. This latest group of entries includes two impressive recent winners: MORE ROSES (Hip 569): Undefeated three-year-old daughter […]

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Belmont Derby: Turf ‘Should Suit’ Plus Que Parfait, Moon Colony ‘Doing Extremely Well’

Trainer Brendan Walsh will be racing Plus Que Parfait back on turf in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, which is the headlining event for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, July 6. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Point of Entry made his career debut on grass when third behind multiple graded-stakes […]

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Penn Mile Winner Moon Colony On Target For Belmont Derby

John Oxley’s Moon Colony is continuing to train for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational following a victory in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 1. The Belmont Derby is the first leg of the Turf Triple, showcasing 3-year-old turf runners, with the 10-furlong contest slated for Saturday, July 6 as part […]

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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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