Uncle Mo

Looking back at the racing career of Uncle Mo.

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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.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Leaving the others behind in the Champagne.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Cover Boy

Photo: The Blood-horse

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,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Uncle Mo was sent to Florida to prepare for his 3-year-old campaign.

Photo: Joseph Diorio

Bathtime!

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.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Uncle Mo was on the lead early in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) on April 9 at Aqueduct, but finished third.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Despite this setback, Uncle Mo was favored in the week before the Kentucky Derby.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

However, on May 6, Todd Pletcher (left) and Mike Repole announced that he was scratched from the Derby.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Uncle Mo was diagnosed with cholangiohepatitis, a disease that affects the liver, and was sent to WinStar Farm to recuperate.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

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.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

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).

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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!

Photo: Adam Coglianese

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