First Mo Town Foal a New York-Bred


Mo Town | Sarah Andrew

A colt out of Dark Dolores (Strong Hope) became the first foal sired by Coolmore’s Mo Town (Uncle Mo–Grazie Mille, by Bernardini) when he hit the ground Jan. 14 at Stonegate Stables in New York.

The 13-year-old Dark Dolores is a daughter of Esprit d’Escalier (Diesis {GB}), the dam of GSW & MGISP Gastronomical (Sunshine Forever) and SW/GSP Spanish John (Dynaformer). She is also a half-sister to the dams of three other black-type performers.

“Conformationally, this colt is a great representation for the young sire Mo Town,” said Bill Johnson of Stonegate Stables. “He exudes class and strength and very much looks like he follows the sire lines of Uncle Mo and Indian Charlie. We are excited to have foaled the first Mo Town colt in New York.”

The versatile Mo Town won the GII Remsen S. over the Aqueduct main track at two and became a leading turf horse of his generation when stamping his authority on the 2017 GI Hollywood Derby.


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