Uncle Mo's Star Of Wonder Ascends To 'TDN Rising Stardom' On Debut At Churchill

MGISW Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) broke her maiden at first asking under the Twin Spires by just over three lengths and that is how her younger 3-year-old half-brother Star of Wonder (Uncle Mo--Starship Warpspeed, by Congrats) tackled a sloppy Sunday afternoon at Churchill Downs. For his efforts, the homebred rose into the 'TDN Rising Star' heavens. Well-backed as the 2-1 second choice here, he bided his time toward the back as the frontrunners set a hot pace of :22.65 for the first quarter mile and :45.35 for the initial half-mile. Keeping off...

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June 2 Insights: Uncle Mo Half to Shedaresthedevil Debuts at Churchill

8th-CD, $120k, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 4:22p.m. ET Debuting from the outside and underneath a set of spires where his half-sister won the nation's greatest race for fillies, STAR OF WONDER (Uncle Mo) will go to post for the WinStar and Siena Farm partnership. A half to the aforementioned GI Kentucky Oaks victress Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil), the colt is also a half-sibling to GSP Mojovation (Quality Road). This is the extended family of multiple Grade I-placed Crafty C. T. Brad Cox will send Star of Wonder out for the mile on the...

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Mating Plans, Presented by Spendthrift: Whisper Hill Farm

The TDN's popular annual series 'Mating Plans, presented by Spendthrift,' continues today in a conversation with Whisper Hill Farm's Mandy Pope.   Shedaresthedevil, 7, Daredevil—Starship Warpspeed, by Congrats. To be bred to Into Mischief. When we planned Shedaresthedevil's first mating, we chose Gun Runner because we loved the physical match and we also liked the Storm Cat and A.P. Indy in her pedigree for him.   She foaled January 29th, and the filly is everything that we had hoped and dreamed she could be! She is a big, strong chestnut filly...

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Uncle Mo Half to Shedaresthedevil Brings $2.5M from John Stewart

An Uncle Mo half-sister to MGISW Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) crossed the seven-figure threshold Tuesday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, fetching $2.5 million from Gavin O'Connor on behalf of John Stewart. The bay filly, consigned by Denali Stud, agent for WinStar Farm Bred & Raised, was bred by WinStar in Kentucky. The Apr. 4 filly joined a burgeoning list of top sellers by Coolmore America sire Uncle Mo, who had five of the top 11-priced yearlings Monday. Hip 337 is out of Starship Warpspeed (Congrats), who produced GSP Mojovation (Quality Road)...

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Eighty WinStar-Breds Head to Keeneland; `A Spectacular Crop,' Says Hanley

With just around 100 homebred yearlings every year, WinStar Farm puts a particular importance on the Keeneland September Sale, this year selling four-fifths of their annual crop over 12 days starting on Monday, September 11. That importance could be about to pay off, as by all accounts the 80-strong WinStar-breds entered in the sale are a particularly strong group this year. "For us, it's the most important sale," concedes WinStar's general manager David Hanley. "It's the sale that really represents the market for yearlings. You've got the biggest amount of...

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Fasig-Tipton Opens Nominations for 'Night of the Stars'

The Fasig-Tipton November Sale, also known as the 'Night of the Stars,' has officially opened nominations for the 2023 edition, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Nominations can be made by visiting "We advertise the Fasig-Tipton November Sale as the world's premier breeding stock event, and for good reason," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "It provides an atmosphere of electricity unlike any other Thoroughbred auction in the world, providing sellers with the strongest market for quality out there." The top-class sale is always...

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$5 Million, Again, for Shedaresthedevil

2020 GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) brought $5 million at Fasig-Tipton November 12 months ago when Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm partnered with her previous campaigners--Flurry Racing Stables and Qatar Racing. This time around, Pope went to the same price to buy out those partners and take home the $2,777,458 earner. Since last year's transaction, Shedaresthedevil took the GII Fleur de Lis S. amid placings in the GII Azeri S., GI La Troienne S. and GI Clement L. Hirsch S. She was consigned to the sale as a...

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Catalogue for Fasig-Tipton's The November Sale Online

A total of 299 main-catalogue entries--the largest in the history of the sale--have been taken for Fasig-Tipton's The November Sale, the auction house's boutique mixed sale, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky, Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 1 p.m., one hour earlier than last year's 2 p.m. start in order to accommodate the extra volume of offerings. "The Fasig-Tipton November Sale annually offers the highest concentration of quality breeding stock in the world, and this year's catalogue more than lives up to that billing," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr....

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Blue Stripe Runs Away From Shedaresthedevil in Clement Hirsch

Pozo de Luna's Blue Stripe (Arg) (Equal Stripes {Arg}), a Group 1 winner in her native country, scored her first top-level win in the big leagues of American racing Saturday, conquering odds-on defending champion Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) and three other rivals in Del Mar's GI Clement L. Hirsch S. The victory in the Win and You're In qualifier punched Blue Stripe's ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff. Annexing the G1 Criadores last May Hipodromo in Argentina for trainer Nicolas Martin Ferro, the bay was ambitiously spotted in the Distaff in...

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Big Day of Racing on 'Tap' Whitney Saturday

Hall of Famer Todd A. Pletcher, currently sitting in second place in the Saratoga trainer standings, will be locked and loaded in a pair of Grade I events at the Spa Saturday, led by the 'Win and You're In' GI Whitney S. With the unbeaten sensation and 'TDN Rising Star' Flightline (Tapit) awaiting the GI TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Sept. 3, a pair of New York-based heavyweights in the handicap division will throw down in the 12-race card's feature. The uber-talented 'TDN Rising Star' Life Is Good (Into...

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Shedaresthedevil Returns to Winning Ways in Fleur de Lis

Shedaresthedevil (Daredevil) returned to the scene of her greatest triumph for Saturday's GII Fleur de Lis S. and came home a winner for the first time since taking this venue's GIII Locust Grove S. in September. It was her sixth win from seven starts at Churchill Downs with one second. The slight second choice behind Pauline's Pearl (Tapit), who defeated her in the GI La Troienne S. May 6, Shedaresthedevil glided up to stalk from second as Super Quick (Super Saver) carved out early splits of :24.13 and :47.83. Turning...

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Life Is Good Headlines Star-Studded Saturday of Racing

Holiday weekends are often synonymous with exciting race cards and this Fourth of July weekend is no exception with a dozen graded events on tap Saturday that include some of racing's best. The highlight of the day's action is the return of 'TDN Rising Star' Life Is Good (Into Mischief), who is making his first start back since finishing fourth in the G1 Dubai World Cup Mar. 26 in Belmont's GII John A. Nerud S. A dominant winner of last year's GII Kelso H. and GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile...

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