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Yaupon

Fastest G1 colt by sire of sires Uncle Mo

Uncle Mo – Modification, by Vindication
2017, Dark Bay, 16.2h | Entered Stud: 2022 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Won Saratoga’s prestigious $600,000 FOREGO S. (G1) in 1:21.74, defeating five G1 winners and earning a 103 Beyer.

At 3: Won each of his first four starts in 1:09 and change or faster to become the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint over older horses.

Captured the AMSTERDAM S. (G2) at Saratoga in 1:08.50 – defeating G1 winner Basin by two lengths – and the CHICK LANG (G3) by four lengths on Preakness Day in 1:09.10 [NSR], earning a 5 Ragozin in both.

Won a MdSpWt on debut at Churchill in 1:09.58, and a Saratoga Allowance race in 1:09.33 in his second start.

At 4: Multiple stakes wins including the LITE THE FUSE S. in 1:09.42 at Pimlico, giving him four stakes wins in 1:08 or 1:09 (set 6f fraction of 1:09.25 in winning the 7f Forego).

The only son of UNCLE MO with 4 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures on dirt: 103, 101, 101, 100 – more than champion Nyquist and equally as fast.

Regarded as one of the best sprinters of 2020 & 2021, winning six of eight starts and earning $703,264 – only Nyquist earned more among sons of Uncle Mo at stud.

A knockout physical, out of the G1-placed racemare & multiple graded stakes producer MODIFICATION.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 5 4 (2) 0 0 $308,264
4 3 2 (2) 0 0 $395,000
Totals 8 6 (4) 0 0 $703,264

Racing Highlights

Won at 3

  • Amsterdam S. at Saratoga (G2, 6f in 1:08.50, defeating Basin, Premier Star, Wondrwherecraigis, Long Weekend, Liam's Pride)
  • Chick Lang S. at Pimlico (G3, 6f in 1:09.10 NSR, defeating Double Crown, Relentless Dancer, Little Menace, Dreams Untold, Captain Bombastic, Pitching Ari, Arkaan, Lebda)
  • An allowance race at Saratoga (6f in 1:09.33, defeating Binkster, Blindwillie McTell, Cucina, etc.)
  • A maiden special weight race on debut at Churchill Downs (6f in 1:09.58, defeating Mountain Air, Savvy, Lucky Asset, etc.)

Won at 4

  • Forego S. at Saratoga (G1, 7f in 1:21.74, defeating Firenze Fire, Chance It, Mind Control, Whitmore, Mischevious Alex, Doubly Blessed, Lexitonian)
  • Lite the Fuse S. at Pimlico (6f in 1:09.42, defeating Laki, Chateau, Whiskey and You)

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EARNINGS
Only Nyquist earned more among Uncle Mo's sons at stud
BEYER
Equal to Nyquist as the fastest sons of Uncle Mo
WINS TURNING 1:08 OR 1:09
For 6 furlongs, incl. in 4 stakes wins

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 3-0-4-0-1 (8) DI = 1.67 CD = 0.50

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Yaupon

A brilliant multiple graded and grade one-winning sprinter, Yaupon is the fastest son of Uncle Mo, a Champion Two-Year-old, world-record breaking sire, and now a sire of sires.

Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line. On this cross, he and his sons already have nearly 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 both 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 Lion Heart and grandsire of Kantharos), and there are also stakes winners out of mares by Tactical Cat and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, 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 (both looking a very good fit here, with Dehere also being 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 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 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 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, Cross Traffic, 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, Grindstone, 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 (sire of Real Quiet and grandsire of Midnight Lute, who looks good here).  From the Crytpoclearance branch of Fappiano, Uncle Mo has Hot Springs out of a mare by Victory Gallop, additionally broodmare sire of graded stakes winner Keepmeinmind and this 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. His grade two winner Laoban is out of a mare 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). Distorted Humor is by Forty Niner, who is bred on a similar cross to the granddam of Yaupon and could also be brought in through Coronado’s Quest, Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Roar, Trippi and Twining.

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).

Out of mares from the A.P. Indy line, Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself; grade one winner Mo Town, and two other graded stakes winners out of mares by Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve), who is also broodmare sire of a grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Uncle Mo; graded stakes Miss Momentum out of mare by Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine) and stakes winner Uncle Brennie out of a mare by Malibu Moon. There is also a stakes winner from a daughter of Tapit (by Pulpit, also sire of Sky Mesa), and other sources of A.P. Indy include Congrats, Flatter, Jump Start, Golden Missile, Old Trieste and Stephen Got Even.

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). 

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.

Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by Orientate, and Indian Charlie has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Mt. Livermore, which also suggests mares by Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys. 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 2022 Breeding Analysis for Yaupon

A brilliant multiple graded and grade one-winning sprinter, Yaupon is the fastest son of Uncle Mo, a Champion Two-Year-old, world-record breaking sire, and now a sire of sires.

Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line. On this cross, he and his sons already have nearly 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 both 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 Lion Heart and grandsire of Kantharos), and there are also stakes winners out of mares by Tactical Cat and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, 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 (both looking a very good fit here, with Dehere also being 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 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 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 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, Cross Traffic, 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, Grindstone, 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 (sire of Real Quiet and grandsire of Midnight Lute, who looks good here).  From the Crytpoclearance branch of Fappiano, Uncle Mo has Hot Springs out of a mare by Victory Gallop, additionally broodmare sire of graded stakes winner Keepmeinmind and this 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. His grade two winner Laoban is out of a mare 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). Distorted Humor is by Forty Niner, who is bred on a similar cross to the granddam of Yaupon and could also be brought in through Coronado’s Quest, Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Roar, Trippi and Twining.

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).

Out of mares from the A.P. Indy line, Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself; grade one winner Mo Town, and two other graded stakes winners out of mares by Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve), who is also broodmare sire of a grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Uncle Mo; graded stakes Miss Momentum out of mare by Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine) and stakes winner Uncle Brennie out of a mare by Malibu Moon. There is also a stakes winner from a daughter of Tapit (by Pulpit, also sire of Sky Mesa), and other sources of A.P. Indy include Congrats, Flatter, Jump Start, Golden Missile, Old Trieste and Stephen Got Even.

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). 

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.

Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by Orientate, and Indian Charlie has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Mt. Livermore, which also suggests mares by Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys. 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

VideosPhotosWalking Video
Yaupon | 2021 Forego-G1
Yaupon | 2021 Light the Fuse S.
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2
Yaupon | 2020 Chick Lang G2
Yaupon | 2021 Forego-G1 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2021 Forego-G1 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 Amsterdam-G2 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon | 2020 at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Yaupon Walking Video