Get MO for your money
- #1 Most Popular NY Sire in 2017 by number of mares bred with 122
- Winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes G2, defeating G1 Belmont Stakes winner Creator, undefeated 2YO GSW Moyahmen & MGSW Destin.
- 2nd in G3 Gotham, 3rd in G3 Sham, 4th in G1 Bluegrass Stakes, retired with earnings of $526,250
- By Uncle Mo, a brilliant undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, and now a world record-breaking sire sensation.
- Out of Chattertown, a stakes-placed daughter of Champion Sprinter Speightstown and 3/4 sister to MG1SW I’M A CHATTERBOX ($2.3M)
- A joint venture with Southern Equine, Sequel, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and Woodford Thoroughbreds
- First foals arrive in 2018
2013, Foaled in Kentucky
|Uncle Mo||Indian Charlie||In Excess|
|Chatter Chatter||Lost Soldier|
Dosage (1-3-4-0-0) -- DI: 3.0 -- CD: 0.63
Laoban was a wire-to-wire winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) over a top-class field. He is by Uncle Mo, a brilliant undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, and now a world record-breaking sire sensation. His dam, Chattertown, a stakes placed daughter of Champion Sprinter Speightstown, is a three-quarters sister to multiple grade one winner I’m A Chatterbox, and similarly-bred to hot young Speightstown stallion, Munnings.
Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line. Laoban does have a cross of Storm Cat, but this will be in the fifth generation of his foals, and so this would not preclude crossing Laoban back over mares from this line. In addition to a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Storm Cat himself, Uncle Mo has two graded stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, out of mares by Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat and Shackleford). Uncle Mo stakes winner, Thrilled, is out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (who can be found through First Samurai, Eskendereya, Frost Giant – bred on a reverse cross to Speightstown, the broodmare sire of Laoban – and Giant Surprise), and Uncle Mo stakes winner Clipthecouponannie is out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway. Uncle Mo is also sire of stakes winner Mo d’Amour out of a mare by Scat Daddy (a son of Johannesburg, and a grandson of Hennessy, also sire of Henny Hughes). Uncle Mo is a son of Indian Charlie, and there is also an Indian Charlie line grade one winner out of a mare by Stormy Atlantic. There are also Indian Charlie line stakes winners out of mares by Cat Thief and Lion Hearted. This also suggests trying mares by Stormin Fever (bred on the same cross as Stormy Atlantic), Tale of the Cat (and his son, Lion Heart), Storm Boot, Storm Creek, Sea of Secrets, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Harlan’s Holiday, Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Sir Cat, High Yield, Tactical Cat and Tabasco Cat.
From another branch of Northern Dancer, Uncle Mo has sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Deputy Minister, and stakes winner Mo Dont No out of a mare by Deputy Minister son, Defrere, a brother to Dehere (both looking a very good fit here, with Dehere also being sire of Graeme Hall). Looking at Uncle Mo’s sire, Indian Charlie and other sons, we also see a graded winner out of a mare by Touch Gold. The Deputy Minister line can also be brought in through Silver Deputy (who should do very well here, and who is also sire of Posse), French Deputy, Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), 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). 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 can also be brought in through Broken Vow, Grindstone, Birdstone (who looks interesting here), Red Bullet (broodmare sire of an Indian Charlie line stakes winner) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Songandaprayer, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Rockport Harbor, Political Force, Even The Score, Dunkirk, Half Ours, Buddha and Eurosilver). From other branches of Fappiano, Uncle Mo is sire of graded stakes winner Mo Tom out of a mare by Rubiano, 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 other branches of Mr. Prospector – the sire of Fappiano – Uncle Mo 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. Uncle Mo grade one winner Dream Tree is out of a mare by Afleet Alex, and he also has a stakes winner by that horse’s sire, Northern Afleet. Northern Afleet is bred on very similar lines to Kingmambo, and out of a mare by that horse’s son, Lemon Drop Kid, Uncle Mo is sire of stakes winner Mo Maverick.
Laoban is out of a mare by Speightstown, a son of Gone West, and Uncle Mo appears to have a very strong affinity for Gone West line mares, as he is also sire of grade one winner Gomo and graded stakes winner Lost Raven out of mares by Gone West son, Elusive Quality. There are already 16 stakes winners with inbreeding to Gone West, three by sons of Speightstown, so it should be worth trying this duplication through daughters of Elusive Quality and his 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. It could even be interesting to try mares by Munnings, a son of Speightstown with a similar pedigree to the dam of Laoban.
Uncle Mo is sire of graded winner Mo Green out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Two Punch, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Two Punch son, Smoke Glacken; a stakes winner out of a mare Seeking the Gold, the sire of Cape Town, Mutakkdim and Petionville; and a stakes winner out of a mare by Crafty Prospector (sire of Robyn Dancer and Prospectors Gamble). Indian Charlie also sire multiple Eclipse Award winning Champion Indian Blessing out of a mare by Flying Chevron (by Mr. Prospector son, Carson City, who is himself broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Indian Charlie, and who could be brought through City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day).
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 graded winner Mopotism out of mares by Bernardini, stakes winner Uncle Brennie out of a mare by Malibu Moon and stakes winner Miss Momentum out of a mares by Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In). This would suggest trying mares by such as Pulpit (sire of Tapit and Sky Mesa, who would both be very interesting here), Congrats and Flatter – all bred like Malibu as well as other A.P. Indy sons, Jump Start (who gives inbreeding to Storm Cat), Golden Missile, Old Trieste and Stephen Got Even.
Uncle Mo sired stakes winner My Aunt Mo out of a mare by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful and Colonel John) and stakes winner Forevamo out of a mare by Slew Gin Fizz, both from the Relaunch line that might also be brought in through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), Skywalker, Bertrando and Officer.
Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by Dynaformer, a son of Roberto, a cross that has also produced a graded stakes winner for Indian Charlie. Roberto is a Hail to Reason son, and Indian Charlie has crossed very well over mares from the line of Hail to Reason son, Halo, including Champion Roxy Music 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). From the same line daughters of More Than Ready could also be considered.
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), and this is a strain that might work well here.
Prepared by Alan Porter, Pedigree Consultants
Won at 3
G2 Jim Dandy S.
(9f, D, defeating Governor Malibu, Destin, Mohaymen, Race Me Home (IRE), Creator).
2nd at 3
G3 Gotham S.
(8.5f, D, to Shagaf, defeating Adventist, Sunny Ridge, Conquest Big E, Rally Cry, Vincento).
3rd at 3
G3 Sham S.
SANTA ANITA PARK
(8f, D, to Collected, Let's Meet in Rio, defeating Found Money, I'malreadythere, Semper Fortis, Rare Candy, Sorryaboutnothing).
Photography by Barbara Livingston.