Introducing the first and only son of UNCLE MO in Florida: UNCLE VINNY, a Grade 3 winner and earner of $222,500. Bloodstock analyst Alan Porter recently commented on UNCLE MO as “the hottest young sire in the U.S.”UNCLE MO sired champion two-year-old and Kentucky Derby-G1 winner NYQUIST from his first crop. From his first two crops, 3 and 4-year-olds of 2017, UNCLE MO has sired 24 black type winners, 13 graded. Sire of a $1.3-million 2-year-old from his second crop, UNCLE MO has led his peers every year at stud and finished third behind top older sires TAPIT and CURLIN on the 2016 General Sire List.
Race and (Stakes) Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 5 2(1) 0 1(1)
3 6 0 1 1(1)
4 1 0 0 0
Totals 12 2(1) 1 2(2)
A Starlight Racing $175,000 yearling purchase UNCLE VINNY won his two-year-old racing debut at Belmont in May by 4 ½ lengths in :58 3/5, drawing off down the lane. UNCLE VINNY would go on to win Saratoga’s Sanford S.-G3 and finish 3rd in the Hopeful S.-G1, defeating eventual multiple graded stakes winner TOM’S READY.
At 3, UNCLE VINNY ran twice at Monmouth finishing 2nd in an allowance race and 3rd in the Long Branch S. On the board in Saratoga’s Amsterdam S.-G2, UNCLE VINNY retired in 2017 after making one start at 4. Trainer Todd Pletcher spoke recently about UNCLE VINNY, “he was well balanced, correct and very precocious, as well as demonstrating a good turn of foot.”
By Champion two-year-old and champion sire UNCLE MO, UNCLE VINNY is one of 13 graded stakes winners by his young sire.
Out of the stakes winning mare AREALHOTLOVER , by UNTUTTABLE, UNCLE VINNY is a half-brother to stakes winner LEGAL LAURA ($217,450), and Desert Vixen S. runner-up Lu Lu Laura. Second dam HOT ROD HELEN is a half-sister to PLEASANT DILEMMA ($262,296), LYNN’S A DREAM ($225,301) PHILADREAM ($139,245, sire).
In partnership with Starlight Racing UNCLE VINNY will be standing for $4,000 S&N with special consideration given to approved mares.
Uncle Mo–Arealhotlover, by Untuttable
2017 Fee: $4,000