Breeders’ Cup Classic aspirant Uncle Mo will stand at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud at the end of his racing career.
The 2010 unbeaten American champion juvenile was favourite for this year’s Kentucky Derby, but missed the entire Triple Crown program after suffering an illness.
Todd Pletcher’s colt returned from a near five-month lay-off in August, when second in a Saratoga Grade One, before winning at Belmont Park at the start of the month.
A deal has now been agreed for Uncle Mo, who is owned by Repole Stud, to stand at the American arm of the Coolmore operation in Versailles, Kentucky.
“We’ll see what happens in the Classic and then Todd and I will sit down with the Coolmore team and we’ll decide where to go from there,” Mike Repole, spokesman for his owners, said.
Ashford Stud manager Dermot Ryan said: “Todd Pletcher said he’s never had a horse as good as Uncle Mo, so that’s good enough for me.
“He’s also a magnificent-looking horse by a very good sire, so we’re really looking forward to having him when the time comes for him to retire.”
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