Full-Brother To Nyquist To Enter Stud In California

An unnamed, unraced full-brother to champion and leading freshman sire Nyquist will enter stud in California after selling for $32,000 during Friday’s closing session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt was purchased as a stallion prospect by E.A.S. Equine Alliance, and breeder Debbie Barkley signed the ticket.

“I’ve got some very nice mares, and I intend to incorporate him into our breeding program,” Barkley said. “I’m excited to be able to have the opportunity to purchase a colt of this breeding quality and take him out to California.”

Bred in Kentucky by Hinkle Farms, the colt is out of the winning Forestry mare Seeking Gabrielle, whose four winners from five runners are headlined by the champion juvenile and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, a member of Darley‘s stallion roster who finished the 2020 season as North America’s leading freshman sire. His second dam is the Grade 2 winner Seeking Regina, who is the pivot point for runners including Grade 1 winner Sahara Sky and Grade 2 winner Seeking the Sky.

The colt was originally a $650,000 purchase by the Coolmore partnership at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, but a tendon injury put a halt to his racing career before it could begin.

Barkley said on Friday that she had not decided on a farm for the colt to stand, or a name for him. However, she felt confident that she had the had the right horse when those blanks were filled.

“He’s a really nice horse,” she said. “Really classy, a ton of quality. Everything you’d like to see in a nice racehorse. It’s just unfortunate the turn of events were such that he wasn’t able to move on with his racing career. I liked what I saw and was willing to go out out on a limb. Good things are going to happen, I have a good feeling.”

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