Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie - Playa Maya by Arch). 8 starts, 5 wins, 1 second, 1 third, earnings of $1,606,000. 2010 Champion 2-year-old colt.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Uncle Mo made his debut on August 28, 2010 at Saratoga, winning by an impressive 14 1/4 lengths.
Photo: Adam Coglianese
He was 1-5 in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I), and didn't disappoint, winning by 4 3/4 lengths.
Leaving the others behind in the Champagne.
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Prepping for the 2010 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Uncle Mo sat off the early pace in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and then exploded,
to cruise to a 4 1/4 length win,
Photo: Dave Harmon
making him the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
Photo: Mark Mahan
Owner Mike Repole and Trainer Todd Pletcher share a hug after the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Photo: Crawford Ifland
And there was much rejoicing in the Breeders' Cup Winner's Circle.
Uncle Mo was sent to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old campaign.
Photo: Joseph DiOrio
He made his three-year-old debut in the Timely Writer at Gulfstream Park, winning by 3 3/4 lengths to remain perfect.
Uncle Mo was on the lead early in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) on April 9 at Aqueduct, but finished third.
Despite this setback, Uncle Mo was favored in the week before the Kentucky Derby.
However, on May 6, Todd Pletcher (left) and Mike Repole announced that he was scratched from the Derby.
Uncle Mo was diagnosed with cholangiohepatitis, a disease that affects the liver, and was sent to WinStar Farm to recuperate.
Uncle Mo returned to action in the King's Bishop (gr. I) at Saratoga on August 27, where he was just nipped at the wire by future Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Caleb's Posse.
He seemed to be back to his old self in the Kelso (gr. II) at Belmont Park on October 1, winning the mile race by 3 lengths in 1:33.82.
Uncle Mo and John Velazquez, the only jockey to ride Uncle Mo, after victory in the Kelso.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
After his Kelso triumph, Uncle Mo was pointed to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
He was the morning-line favorite in the Classic, and was involved early (center #12, blue and orange silks), but faded, and finished 10th.
Photo: Courtney V. Bearse
Thanks for the memories, Uncle Mo, and good luck in your new career!
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