LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Uncle Mo could have been a Kentucky Derby Legend.
“When he won races, he didn’t just win them,” recalls Scott Calder of Coolmore America. “He blew the field away. “
Coming off a successful season as a two-year-old in which he won his first three starts, Uncle Mo was the early favorite to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby. But in the weeks leading up to the race, he developed a rare liver disease forcing him to miss the entire Triple Crown.
“He actually retired at the top of his group of sires that year,” said Calder. “He was the horse with the highest fee. “
That fee according reports was around $25,000. With his fee up to $75,000, it’s safe to say now, it was a bargain. At this year’s Derby, he’ll have sired at most three of the competitors.
“You have Outwork. You have Nyquist. And Mo Tom,” said Calder. “They all have very genuine chances in the race."
Obviously at Coolmore America, they are very excited about Uncle Mo’s Potential as a stud. After all, this is just his first class of off spring.
“To do that with your 1st crop of three year olds, you just have to think this guy is going to have a long and prosperous career as a stud.
Who knows, if one of his colts wins, maybe Uncle Mo will be a Derby legend after all.