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Uncle Mo, Justify Colts Land Close to the Prime at $400K


Among the many best-sellers supplied throughout Fasig-Tipton’s The July Sale, its chosen yearlings sale July 9, was a pair of $400,000 colts by confirmed sires Uncle Mo   and Justify  .

Meg Dumaine’s Humorous Farm, which bred, raised, and consigned the Uncle Mo colt cataloged as Hip 135 was assured he can be nicely obtained by patrons.

“I purchased the mare as broodmare prospect and she or he is beautiful,” she mentioned of Conquest Superstep, a stakes-placed daughter of Tremendous Saver that Dumaine purchased for $150,000 in the course of the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Inventory Sale. “She is likely one of the most lovely horses conformationally. This colt will not be as fairly as stretchy as she is however this colt appears to be like like her. She stamps her infants.

“I knew everyone would love him as a result of he’s lovely. Judging the market, although, is not possible,” she continued. “However we have been assured the reserve would not matter and there have been no less than two those who cherished him and we have been proper.”

April Mayberry, with Mayberry Farm in Florida, cherished the colt probably the most and mentioned his remaining value was the place she anticipated it might land.

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April Mayberry

“It is a lovely colt, well-balanced and a pleasant manner about him,” she mentioned. “There actually wasn’t a lot to not like about him.”

Mayberry mentioned she purchased the colt for a shopper who will take him to the races. 

“He appears to be like like he’ll be early to me however with our shopper’s program, he may not be early,” she mentioned. “It’s going to depend upon the place he’s on the finish of our program. The horse tells you what to do.”

Mayberry additionally mentioned she is a giant fan of Ashford Stud’s main sire Uncle Mo. 

“They’re pretty horses which might be good. They need to have an excellent mind to be an excellent racehorse, on prime of the flexibility,” she mentioned. “They’re good to work with, and they’re normally good-looking horses as nicely.”

Conquest Superstep has already produced three winners from three to race, with two of them having been winners at 2. The mare’s 3-year-old filly by Ghostzapper  , named Pula, broke her maiden final November at Churchill Downs the place she beat future grade 3 winner Lemon Muffin .

Humorous Farm offered two different horses in the course of the July sale, together with $200,000 American Pharoah   colt (Hip 218) to coach Kenny McPeek; and, a $200,000 High quality Street   colt (Hip 253) offered to Columbine Secure.

Gainesway consigned the opposite $400,000 yearling, a chestnut colt (Hip 168) by Ashford’s Triple Crown winner and main third-crop sire Justify. 

Hip 168, 2024 Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale
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The Justify colt consigned as Hip 168

Golden Star Farm purchased the colt that was bred by Thor-Bred Stables in Kentucky out of the Indygo Shiner mare Indygita, who’s a half sister to grade 3-placed stakes winner Lemoona (Lemon Drop Child). 

Mickey Gonzalez, a retired actual property developer, owns Golden Star Farm, which is northwest of Ocala, Fla. He declined to touch upon his buy of Hip 168 after signing the ticket. He was not executed along with his purchases, nonetheless, and picked out a $150,000 Sensible Joke   colt from the Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Providers consignment as nicely.

Brian Graves, with Gainesway, mentioned the Justify colt was one recognized early on as an excellent match for the Fasig-Tipton July sale.

“I say this about quite a lot of the horse we choose, however for a choose sale you desire a horse with a pleasant neck and shoulder and loads of hip and stability and proper by way of the legs. He had all of that,” he mentioned. “Justify is also main the way in which in changing into a prime stallion and doing it on each side of The Pond. It was good timing to have a horse like him within the sale. We thought he can be among the many horse that will prime the sale.”

To face out in July, Graves mentioned a horse must be “fast-looking and early-looking.”

“And sire energy is king,” he added.

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