The first foals of Coolmore Stud shuttlers Uncle Mo, Cape Blanco and Canford Cliffs are arriving in Kentucky and Ireland.
Justice Farm welcomed a filly by Eclipse Award winner Uncle Mo out of the Unbridled’s Son mare Erica’s Melody. “She’s a very nice, correct filly with plenty of leg and quality,” Greg Justice said. “She is of good size and was just what I was hoping for.”
Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) covered 211 mares in 2012.
Based nearby Coolmore’s Ashford Stud operation in Lexington, Justice will breed Erica’s Melody back to Bernardini sire Stay Thirsty who enters stud this year.
Cape Blanco’s first reported offspring is a filly out of Sigatoo (Black Minnaloushe). The newborn was foaled at Brandywine Farm in Kentucky. “She’s a fantastic filly,” Brandywine’s Pam Robinson said. “She is knockout gorgeous and a well-balanced, strong little athlete. I will be breeding back to Cape Blanco.”
Cape Blanco (Galileo) was North America’s busiest stallion last year covering 220 mares. Coolmore shuttles him to Cambridge Stud in NZ.
The first foal of five-time Group 1 winner Canford Cliffs was born at Lynn Lodge Stud in Co. Westmeath. His colt is out from Exceed And Excel winner Smartest.
Canford Cliffs covered 184 mares during his first year at Coolmore’s Irish headquarters. “His colt is a really good, strong type with plenty of quality and a great colour,” Lynn Lodge’s Eddie O’Leary said.
Canford Cliffs (Tagula) was a G1 winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes, Lockinge Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes. His last run came in the Sussex Stakes where he was beaten by Frankel.