ROYAL MO HALF-BROTHER NOMINATED TO TRIPLE CROWN

07 February 2019
ROYAL MO HALF-BROTHER NOMINATED TO TRIPLE CROWN

NEW MEXICO (Malibu Moon), a half-brother to Klawervlei Stud’s well performed young stallion ROYAL MO, has been made eligible for this year’s Triple Crown, consisting of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, by the January 26th early nomination phase deadline.

The regally bred Chad Brown trained three-year-old New Mexico, as yet unraced, was produced by the well bred mare ROYAL IRISH LASS (Saint Ballado).

The latter is best known as the dam of the very talented former Triple Crown hopeful Royal Mo and the classy stakes winner TARA FROM THE CAPE (Leroidesanimaux).

Tara From The Cape, herself a former Breeders’ Cup contender, was in the news in Australia this weekend when her son LION’S HEAD won over 1400m at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.
New Mexico’s half-brother Royal Mo, a son of US champion and sire sensation UNCLE MO, was one of the best of his generation at three, when he won the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes and ran third to GORMLEY and BATTLE OF MIDWAY in the G1 Santa Anita Derby.

His sire Uncle Mo is no stranger to Triple Crown success, with Uncle Mo’s son NYQUIST having won the Kentucky Derby in 2016. To date, Uncle Mo is the sire of more than 70 stakes horses including the G1 winners OUTWORK, GOMO, MO TOWN, UNBRIDLED MO and DREAM TREE.

Royal Mo’s eagerly awaited first foals arrive this year.