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Mo Donegal

Mo Donegal

GSW at 2, Classic Winner at 3 by Uncle Mo

$20,000 S&N
Uncle Mo – Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit
2019, Bay , 16.2h | Entered Stud: 2023 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Joined Nyquist ($55,000 fee) as the only classic-winning sons of emerging sire of sires UNCLE MO.

At 3: Dominant 3-length winner of the $1,500,000 Belmont Stakes (G1) in 2022 as the favorite, defeating champion 3yo filly pro tem Nest-G1, Kentucky Derby champ Rich Strike-G1, and GSWs Skippylongstocking, We The People, etc.

At 3: Fast winner of the $750,000 Wood Memorial S. (G2) in 1:47.96, defeating Early Voting-G1, winner of the Preakness in his next start, as well as GSWs Skippylongstocking, Morello, etc.

1:47.96 winning time in the 1 1/8-mile Wood Memorial was the fastest time in the storied Kentucky Derby prep race since Bellamy Road in 2005; faster than Vino Rosso, Tapit, Empire Maker, Unbridled’s Song, etc.

“he gave me the biggest thrill of my life, winning the Belmont Stakes. Mo Donegal is a beautiful son of Uncle Mo, and he beat some of the best” -Mike Repole

6 1/2 Ragozin – only Epicenter (6 1/4) & Taiba (5 3/4) ran faster among all 3-year-olds around two turns the first half of the year in 2022.

At 2: Won the $250,000 Remsen Stakes-G2 at Aqueduct, defeating Zandon-G1 to close out his juvenile campaign as one of the winter book favorites for the 2022 Kentucky Derby; Broke his maiden around one turn at Belmont in his previous start.

Earned $1,511,800 – joined Nyquist as Uncle Mo’s only millionaire sons on dirt, earning more than Yaupon, Laoban, etc.

Out of the PULPIT mare Callingmissbrown and hailing from a brilliant & active family; Half-sister PRANK was a TDN Rising Star and one of the most impressive 2yo debut winners at Saratoga in 2022, and 2nd dam ISLAND SAND won the Acorn-G1 at three, etc.

“one of (Uncle Mo’s) best sons. Mo Donegal showed immense talent from the first time we breezed him at two, and he’s always been a very classy, good-minded, good-looking colt” -Todd Pletcher



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 (1) 2 (1) 0 1 $197,800
3 4 (4) 2 (2) 0 1 (1) $1,314,000
Totals 7 (5) 4 (3) 0 2 (1) $1,511,800

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct ($250,000, G2, 9f by a nose, defeating Zandon, Midnight Chrome, Mr Jefferson, Eloquist, Who Hoo Thats Me, Fromanothamutha, Judge Davis)
  • Maiden Special Weight at Belmont (8.5f by 1 1/2 lengths, defeating Fromanothamutha, Life It Great, etc.)

Won at 3

  • Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park ($1,500,000, G1, 12f in 2:28.28, by 3 lengths, defeating Nest, Skippylongstocking, We the People, Creative Minister, Rich Strike, Barber Road, Golden Glider)
  • Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct ($750,000, G2, 9f in 1:47.96, by a neck, defeating Early Voting, Skippylongstocking, A. P.'s Secret, Barese, Morello, Long Term, Golden Code)

3rd at 3

  • Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream (G3, 8.5f, to White Abarrio, Simplification, defeating Galt, Cajun's Magic, Spin Wheel, Tiz the Bomb, Giant Game, Eloquist)

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YEARS
1:47.96 - fastest Wood Memorial since 2005
RAGOZIN
Only Epicenter & Taiba ran faster among two-turn 3yos the first half of 2022
CLASSIC WINNERS
Joined Nyquist as the only classic winners by emerging sire of sires Uncle Mo

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 2-6-8-0-0 (16) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.63

Alan Porter’s 2023 Breeding Analysis for Mo Donegal

A graded stakes winner at two, and a classic winner at three, Mo Donegal is one the most outstanding sons of sire of sires, Uncle Mo.

Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line.  On this cross, he and his sons already have more than 20 stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, out of a mare by Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat). Uncle Mo stakes winner, Thrilled, is out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (sire of Eskendereya, Shamardal, Giant Gizmo – all broodmare sires of Uncle Mo graded stakes winners – First Samurai, Creative Cause, Not This Time and Carpe Diem). His stakes winner Clipthecouponannie is out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway, and he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by After Market, who is bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway and Freud. The Hennessy branch has worked under Uncle Mo via Henny Hughes, Cactus Ridge and Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg). Uncle Mo’s multiple graded winner Envoutante is out of a mare by Bluegrass Cat, graded stakes winner Life’s A Parlay is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (sire of Tale of Ekati, already broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo line stakes winner, and Lion Heart and grandsire of Kantharos). Tale of the Cat is particularly interesting here as his dam is a sister to the dam of Pulpit, the broodmare sire of of Mo Donegal. There are also stakes winners out of mares by Tactical Cat and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief – himself already broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner – Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby). This also suggests trying mares by Stormy Atlantic, Cat Thief, Lion Hearted, Stormin Fever, Storm Boot, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Sir Cat, High Yield and Tabasco Cat.  

From another branch of Northern Dancer, Uncle Mo has sired graded stakes winner Epical out of a mare by Deputy Minister. From sons of that horse, he has stakes winner Mo Dont No out of a mare by Defrere, a brother to Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall) and stakes winner King For a Day out of a mare by French Deputy. Uncle Mo’s sire, Indian Charlie and sons have also been represented by a graded winner out of a mare by Touch Gold. The Deputy Minister line can also be brought in through Silver Deputy (also sire of Posse), Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Paynter, Oxbow and Awesome of Course), Salt Lake, Forest Camp and Deputy Commander.

Uncle Mo has already shown an extremely strong affinity for mares from the Fappiano line. He has grade one winner Outwork out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister, grandsire of Cairo Prince). His graded stakes winner Unbridled Mo is out of a mare by Empire Maker’s sire, Unbridled, and his two-year-old graded winner Uncle Vinny is out of a mare by Unbridled son, Untuttable. Unbridled’s son, Unbridled’s Song is broodmare sire of Uncle Mo graded winners Gulfport, Girl Daddy and Uncle Chuck, and Unbridled’s Song is also sire of Midshipman – broodmare sire of Uncle Mo grade one winner Golden Pal – Songandaprayer, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Rockport Harbor, Political Force, Even The Score, Dunkirk, Half Ours, Buddha and Eurosilver. Unbridled can also be brought in through Broken Vow, Birdstone and Red Bullet. 

From other branches of Fappiano, Uncle Mo is sire of graded stakes winner Mo Tom out of a mare by Rubiano (whose son Burning Roma is broodmare sire of a stakes winner by a son of Uncle Mo, also suggesting Too Much Bling), and Indian Charlie sired graded winner Two Trail Sioux out of a mare by Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute, who looks good here).  From the Crytpoclearance branch of Fappiano, Uncle Mo has graded stakes winner Hot Springs out of a mare by Victory Gallop, which also suggests trying Candy Ride daughters. There is also a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Fappiano son, Desert God.

From other branches of Mr. Prospector – the sire of Fappiano – Uncle Mo has done very well with mares from the Gone West line. He is sire of graded winner Rally Cry from a mare by Gone West himself, and has grade one winner Gomo and graded stakes winner Lost Raven out of mares by Gone West son, Elusive Quality. He has two graded winners, including Laoban out of mares by Speightstown (sire of Munnings). It might also be worth trying mares by Elusive Quality sons, Smarty Jones and Quality Road, as well as mares by other Gone West line stallions such as Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley and Proud Citizen.

Uncle Mo also has graded stakes winner Front Pocket Money out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus (sire of Roman Ruler), a horse bred on similar lines to Distorted Humor (sire of Jimmy Creed, Maclean’s Music, Flower Alley, Sharp Humor and Drosselmeyer).

Uncle Mo’s 2022 graded stakes winning two-year-old, Mo Strike, is out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky, English Channel and Square Eddie, the broodmare sire of of an Uncle Mo graded stakes winner). Uncle Mo has graded winner Moon Colony out of a mare by Carson City, the sire of Flying Chevron (broodmare sire of a champion by Uncle Mo’s sire, Indian Charlie), City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day. There is also an Uncle Mo stakes winner out of a mare by Smoke Glacken, as well as graded winner Mo’ Green, out of mare by that horse’s sire, Two Punch. Stakes-winning and grade one-placed Conquest Mo Money is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold (the sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town).

Uncle Mo has done well with mares from the Sadler’s Wells branch of Northern Dancer. His graded winner Donna Veloce is out of a mare by Montjeu and stakes winner Galilean out of a mare by El Prado (sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy – himself broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner – and Artie Schiller), both by Sadler’s Wells. Another branch of Northern Dancer to succeed under Uncle Mo is that of Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union), who supplied the dam of graded winner King Guillermo.

Uncle Mo sired stakes winner Forevamo out of a mare by Slew Gin Fizz, a son of Relaunch, a line that might be brought in through Tiznow, the broodmare sire of Uncle Mo stakes winner My Aunt Mo (sire of Tiz Wonderful and Colonel John), Skywalker, Bertrando, Officer and Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back). This is a branch of In Reality, and there is an Uncle Mo stakes winner out of a mare by Successful Appeal, from the Valid Appeal branch.

Uncle Mo has two stakes winners, one graded, out of mares by Dynaformer, a son of Roberto.  Roberto is a Hail to Reason son, and out of mares from the line of Hail to Reason son, Halo, Uncle Mo has graded stakes winner Royal Mo out of a mare by Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Sweetsouthernsaint, Yankee Victor and Captain Bodgit), a brother to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo), and a grade one winner by a son of Uncle Mo out of a mare by More Than Ready.

Mo Donegal is out of a mare by Pulpit, a son of A.P. Indy. It might be worth experimenting by crossing him back over mares by sons or grandsons of A.P. Indy. Out of mares from the A.P Indy line, Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself, particularly through ones bred on a similar cross to Pulpit, such as Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine) and broodmare sire of Uncle Mo line Champion Vequist; Malibu Moon, the broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner; Congrats and Flatter. It would also be worth considering daughters of Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve), who is broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Uncle Mo, and Jump Start.

There is also a graded stakes winner by Indian Charlie out of a mare by Holy Bull (sire of Macho Uno and Flashy Bull).

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2023 Breeding Analysis for Mo Donegal

A graded stakes winner at two, and a classic winner at three, Mo Donegal is one the most outstanding sons of sire of sires, Uncle Mo.

Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line.  On this cross, he and his sons already have more than 20 stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, out of a mare by Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat). Uncle Mo stakes winner, Thrilled, is out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (sire of Eskendereya, Shamardal, Giant Gizmo – all broodmare sires of Uncle Mo graded stakes winners – First Samurai, Creative Cause, Not This Time and Carpe Diem). His stakes winner Clipthecouponannie is out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway, and he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by After Market, who is bred on the same cross as Giant’s Causeway and Freud. The Hennessy branch has worked under Uncle Mo via Henny Hughes, Cactus Ridge and Scat Daddy (by Johannesburg). Uncle Mo’s multiple graded winner Envoutante is out of a mare by Bluegrass Cat, graded stakes winner Life’s A Parlay is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (sire of Tale of Ekati, already broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo line stakes winner, and Lion Heart and grandsire of Kantharos). Tale of the Cat is particularly interesting here as his dam is a sister to the dam of Pulpit, the broodmare sire of of Mo Donegal. There are also stakes winners out of mares by Tactical Cat and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief – himself already broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner – Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby). This also suggests trying mares by Stormy Atlantic, Cat Thief, Lion Hearted, Stormin Fever, Storm Boot, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Sir Cat, High Yield and Tabasco Cat.  

From another branch of Northern Dancer, Uncle Mo has sired graded stakes winner Epical out of a mare by Deputy Minister. From sons of that horse, he has stakes winner Mo Dont No out of a mare by Defrere, a brother to Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall) and stakes winner King For a Day out of a mare by French Deputy. Uncle Mo’s sire, Indian Charlie and sons have also been represented by a graded winner out of a mare by Touch Gold. The Deputy Minister line can also be brought in through Silver Deputy (also sire of Posse), Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Paynter, Oxbow and Awesome of Course), Salt Lake, Forest Camp and Deputy Commander.

Uncle Mo has already shown an extremely strong affinity for mares from the Fappiano line. He has grade one winner Outwork out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister, grandsire of Cairo Prince). His graded stakes winner Unbridled Mo is out of a mare by Empire Maker’s sire, Unbridled, and his two-year-old graded winner Uncle Vinny is out of a mare by Unbridled son, Untuttable. Unbridled’s son, Unbridled’s Song is broodmare sire of Uncle Mo graded winners Gulfport, Girl Daddy and Uncle Chuck, and Unbridled’s Song is also sire of Midshipman – broodmare sire of Uncle Mo grade one winner Golden Pal – Songandaprayer, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Rockport Harbor, Political Force, Even The Score, Dunkirk, Half Ours, Buddha and Eurosilver. Unbridled can also be brought in through Broken Vow, Birdstone and Red Bullet. 

From other branches of Fappiano, Uncle Mo is sire of graded stakes winner Mo Tom out of a mare by Rubiano (whose son Burning Roma is broodmare sire of a stakes winner by a son of Uncle Mo, also suggesting Too Much Bling), and Indian Charlie sired graded winner Two Trail Sioux out of a mare by Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute, who looks good here).  From the Crytpoclearance branch of Fappiano, Uncle Mo has graded stakes winner Hot Springs out of a mare by Victory Gallop, which also suggests trying Candy Ride daughters. There is also a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Fappiano son, Desert God.

From other branches of Mr. Prospector – the sire of Fappiano – Uncle Mo has done very well with mares from the Gone West line. He is sire of graded winner Rally Cry from a mare by Gone West himself, and has grade one winner Gomo and graded stakes winner Lost Raven out of mares by Gone West son, Elusive Quality. He has two graded winners, including Laoban out of mares by Speightstown (sire of Munnings). It might also be worth trying mares by Elusive Quality sons, Smarty Jones and Quality Road, as well as mares by other Gone West line stallions such as Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley and Proud Citizen.

Uncle Mo also has graded stakes winner Front Pocket Money out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus (sire of Roman Ruler), a horse bred on similar lines to Distorted Humor (sire of Jimmy Creed, Maclean’s Music, Flower Alley, Sharp Humor and Drosselmeyer).

Uncle Mo’s 2022 graded stakes winning two-year-old, Mo Strike, is out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky, English Channel and Square Eddie, the broodmare sire of of an Uncle Mo graded stakes winner). Uncle Mo has graded winner Moon Colony out of a mare by Carson City, the sire of Flying Chevron (broodmare sire of a champion by Uncle Mo’s sire, Indian Charlie), City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day. There is also an Uncle Mo stakes winner out of a mare by Smoke Glacken, as well as graded winner Mo’ Green, out of mare by that horse’s sire, Two Punch. Stakes-winning and grade one-placed Conquest Mo Money is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold (the sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town).

Uncle Mo has done well with mares from the Sadler’s Wells branch of Northern Dancer. His graded winner Donna Veloce is out of a mare by Montjeu and stakes winner Galilean out of a mare by El Prado (sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy – himself broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner – and Artie Schiller), both by Sadler’s Wells. Another branch of Northern Dancer to succeed under Uncle Mo is that of Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union), who supplied the dam of graded winner King Guillermo.

Uncle Mo sired stakes winner Forevamo out of a mare by Slew Gin Fizz, a son of Relaunch, a line that might be brought in through Tiznow, the broodmare sire of Uncle Mo stakes winner My Aunt Mo (sire of Tiz Wonderful and Colonel John), Skywalker, Bertrando, Officer and Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back). This is a branch of In Reality, and there is an Uncle Mo stakes winner out of a mare by Successful Appeal, from the Valid Appeal branch.

Uncle Mo has two stakes winners, one graded, out of mares by Dynaformer, a son of Roberto.  Roberto is a Hail to Reason son, and out of mares from the line of Hail to Reason son, Halo, Uncle Mo has graded stakes winner Royal Mo out of a mare by Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Sweetsouthernsaint, Yankee Victor and Captain Bodgit), a brother to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo), and a grade one winner by a son of Uncle Mo out of a mare by More Than Ready.

Mo Donegal is out of a mare by Pulpit, a son of A.P. Indy. It might be worth experimenting by crossing him back over mares by sons or grandsons of A.P. Indy. Out of mares from the A.P Indy line, Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself, particularly through ones bred on a similar cross to Pulpit, such as Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine) and broodmare sire of Uncle Mo line Champion Vequist; Malibu Moon, the broodmare sire of an Uncle Mo stakes winner; Congrats and Flatter. It would also be worth considering daughters of Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve), who is broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Uncle Mo, and Jump Start.

There is also a graded stakes winner by Indian Charlie out of a mare by Holy Bull (sire of Macho Uno and Flashy Bull).

Media

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Mo Donegal | 2022 Wood Memorial Stakes-G2, shown defeating Early Voting | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Wood Memorial Stakes-G2, shown defeating Early Voting | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Wood Memorial Stakes-G2, shown defeating Early Voting | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Wood Memorial Stakes-G2, shown defeating Early Voting | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 post parade | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 post parade | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 carnations | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2022 Belmont Stakes-G1 carnations | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2021 Remsen Stakes-G2, shown defeating Zandon | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2021 Remsen Stakes-G2, shown defeating Zandon | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2021 Remsen Stakes-G2, shown defeating Zandon | NYRA photo
Mo Donegal | 2021 Remsen Stakes-G2, shown defeating Zandon | NYRA photo