50TH STAKES WINNER FOR UNCLE MO
Prominent US stallion UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), whose high-class son ROYAL MO stands at Klawervlei, reached a significant milestone in his stud career this weekend, when his son MOON COLONY won the G2 Penn Mile at Penn National Race Course on Saturday.
In the process, Moon Colony became the 50th black type winner for his outstanding sire, who was Champion First Crop Sire and Leading Sire of 2YOs in the USA in 2015.
Now a winner of three of only seven starts, Moon Colony impressed with his one and a quarter length win in Saturday’s $500 000 contest, with his trainer Mark Casse commenting of the performance, “”You know what? He’s a pretty good horse. I thought his last race at Gulfstream was really good. We brought him home to our training center, and I saw a different horse. I thought he’d run really well.”
Moon Colony, who has now earned over $370 000 in prize money, is one of six stakes winners representing Uncle Mo, whose other notable runners in 2019 include the very classy 3yo GALILEAN and graded stakes winners EPICAL and LIFE’S A PARLAY.
Uncle Mo’s high class son ROYAL MO (below) ranked among the best of his generation at three, when he won the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and third to G1 standouts GORMLEY (Malibu Moon) and BATTLE OF MIDWAY (Smart Strike) in the G1 Santa Anita Derby.
Royal Mo was produced by the regally bred mare ROYAL IRISH LASS –a daughter of champion US sire SAINT BALLADO (Halo) and remarkable 19 time winner IRISH LINNET (Seattle Song).
Copy: Klawverlei Press Release