Meet Uncle Vinny
A Bloodline of Winners
Sired by the incomparable Uncle Mo, out of a Stakes placed and stake-producing dam that produced 1-grade stakes winner, 1 stakes winner, and 1 stake placed out of six runners.
Uncle Vinny embodies early speed, and it showed by winning the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes, going six furlongs and placing in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes going seven furlongs, both as a 2-year-old
Uncle Vinny won his two-year-old racing debut at Belmont by 4.5 lengths in :58 3/5, drawing off down the lane
Uncle Vinny brings precocious speed and class to the Southwest Region market. He is Uncle Mo’s first graded stakes winner.
Uncle Mo has proven himself to be a sire of sires and Uncle Vinny certainly belongs with the other Mo’s. Uncle Vinny is the only son of Uncle Mo at Stud whose Average Earnings Index (AEI) is higher than the Comparable Index (CI) of the mares he has bred. Uncle Vinny improves his mares!
Uncle Vinny was bred by long-time Florida horseman Gilbert G. Campbell and was an exciting member of Uncle Mo’s first crop, selling at the Keeneland September auction for $175,000, well above his sire’s yearling average. The bay colt campaigned in Starlight Racing silks under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher.
Sent off as the favorite in his May debut at Belmont Park, Uncle Vinny dazzled by 4 1/2 lengths in :58.70.
Next out, Uncle Vinny placed sixth in the 5 1/2 furlong Tremont Stakes, after being slammed between opponents and having to check sharply on the backstretch, losing position.
Uncle Vinny captured the Sanford Stakes (G3) in his next outing, defeating eventual Iroquois Stakes (G3) winner Cocked and Loaded. Uncle Vinny placed third in the Hopeful (G1) after a wide trip.
As a three-year-old, Uncle Vinny was second in an allowance race then placed third in the 1 1/16 mile Long Branch Stakes. Cutting back in distance in the Amsterdam Stakes (G2), Uncle Vinny had a wide trip at the back of the pack and improved to fourth place. He retired with a 12-2-1-2- ($224,500) record.
Uncle Vinny continues the very important sire line of Caro. Imported by Spendthrift Farm in 1997, Caro spent a decade as a successful sire and damsire. His daughter Winning Colors was only the third filly to win the Kentucky Derby (G1).
During his ten year tenure at Spendthrift, other notable sons and daughters include 1989 Canadian Triple Crown winner With Approval, 1985 Champion Turf Male Cozzene, multiple Grade I winner Dr. Carter, 1991 Irish Champion Stayer Turgeon, and 1990 Arlington Million (G1) winner Golden Pheasant. He also sired Trolley Song, dam of multiple Grade 1 winner and successful sire Unbridled’s Song.
Uncle Vinny is a direct descendant of Caro through the longest branch of Caro’s male line, that of Siberian Express. The best son produced by Siberian Express was the Irish-bred In Excess, who was a multiple Grade 1 winning handicap horse in the U.S. In Excess became a cornerstone of the modern breeding program in California.
In Excess’ most accomplished son on and off the track was Indian Charlie. Under the care of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Indian Charlie raced only once as a two-year-old but accomplished much in his short career at three. The very talented Indian Charlie captured two allowance races before a 2 1/4 length triumph in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) over his stablemate and eventual Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Real Quiet. Indian Charlie was in the running in the stretch of the Kentucky Derby and finished third. He was injured during a workout and retired to stud in 1999.
During his stud career, Indian Charlie was a sire of champions and was among the leading sires of his generation.
Indian Charlie’s most successful son by far is Uncle Mo. The 2010 Champion two-year-old colt recorded the highest speed figures of his generation as a two and three-year-old. He has continued his winning ways at stud, instilling both precocious speed and classic stamina to his offspring.
Uncle Vinny is the third foal produced by Arealhotlover, and her second black-type stakes winner. Bred and raced by Campbell, Arealhotlover also produced stakes winner Legal Laura (by Wildcat Heir) and stakes-placed Lu Lu Laura (Circular Quay).
Come take advantage of this impressive bloodline and breed MO stakes winners in the Southwest Region.
- Uncle Vinny has produced 85% winners from his first three crops.
- Stud fee is 2500.00
- Special incentives to multiple mares, blacktype mares and those mares that match up well with g1goldmine and pedigrees360.