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Mo Town Colt

    • Athletic colt from first crop of grade 1 winner

    • Heading to Asmussen’s Keeneland barn soon

    • Bred on same cross as Derby winner Nyquist

This colt is from the first crop of the precocious, talented, and versatile son of Uncle Mo, Mo Town. After debuting at Saratoga, Mo Town broke his maiden second time out as a 2-year-old before going on to win the Remsen Stakes (G2) on dirt at 2 and the Hollywood Derby (G1) on turf at 3.

Bred on a similar cross to Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, the colt is from the family of the breed-shaping sire Storm Cat.

In a few weeks, he’ll join Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s Keeneland string. Steve has trained countless grade 1 horses including Curlin, Gun Runner, Rachel Alexandra, Untapable, Echo Zulu, Jackie’s Warrior, and Midnight Bisou amongst many, many others. Steve became North America’s all-time winningest trainer this past summer.

This colt sold early on Day 1 of the OBS March Sale, while many buyers were taking a wait-and-see approach to the market. His 77 Breeze Fig is very strong and he worked an eighth of a mile “the right way.”

“This horse has Steve written all over him,” said bloodstock agent David Ingordo. “He’s a very good mover and could be a pretty precocious two-year-old. He’s very athletic but still has plenty of room to develop. I think he handled the rigors of the sale as good as any horse on the grounds.”

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2023.

 

Trainer: Steve Asmussen

  • Two-time Eclipse Award winner for leading trainer and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • Won 3 Triple Crown races and 5 Breeders’ Cup races. Top horses include Champs Curlin, Rachel Alexandra, Gun Runner, Echo Zulu, Kodiak Kowboy, My Miss Aurelia, Untapable.
  • Broke the All-Time North American win record this summer and won 5 Grade 1 races at Saratoga.

This horse has Steve written all over him. He’s a very good mover and could be a pretty precocious two-year-old. He’s very athletic but still has plenty of room to develop. I think he handled the rigors of the sale as good as any horse on the grounds.

David Ingordo

Mo Town Colt Info


  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen
  • Sire: Mo Town
  • Dam: Pardonmecomingthru
  • Broodmare Sire: Chatain
  • Birth Date: April 20, 2020
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 4.33
  • Center of distribution: 1.00
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Work Time: 10.1
  • Stride Length: 25.14

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