First foal born for Uncle Lino

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Breaking, Breeding, PA Breeding, Pennsylvania

Uncle Lino. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From  a Northview Stallion Station release

Uncle Lino, a stakes-winning, Grade 1-placed track-record setter by Uncle Mo, sired his first reported foal February 7 when a filly was born at the Pennsylvania Division of Northview Stallion Station, near Peach Bottom, PA.

Bred by Daniel W. McConnell, Sr., a longtime client of Northview, the bay filly is out of Lucky Notion, a multiple allowance winner of $117,464 by Northview stallion, Great Notion. This is the mare’s fourth foal, she has had three foals to race, all winners, including 2017 2-year-old stakes winner, Prince Lucky. McConnell purchased a share in Uncle Lino when he first retired to stud.

“This filly possesses good balance and correctness like her sire,” said Paul O’Loughlin, bloodstock manager for Northview Stallion Station. The filly is believed to be the first foal from the 103 mares bred to Uncle Lino in his first season at stud, the highest number by any stallion standing in Pennsylvania.

Uncle Lino retired with six wins or placings in eight starts for earnings of $316,160. He set a track record winning the California Chrome S. at Los Alamitos at 3. Leading at every call, he completed the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:40.82, breaking the previous mark set by Dortmund. He finished second earlier in the year to Mor Spirit in the Robert B. Lewis S.-G3, and was third in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby to Exaggerator and Mor Spirit.

Uncle Lino will stand his second season in 2018 for a fee of $4,000 live foal at Northview PA.