Tying for the overall session lead with a colt by Mendelssohn and one other horse, Uncle Mo’s daughter Sex Symbol (3f Uncle Mo x Icon Project, by Empire Maker) sold for $300,000 at the Keeneland November Sale on Thursday.
Purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the Bluewater Sales consignment, the filly is out of Grade I winner Icon Project, whose foals include the Grade II-winning Fashion Business. Stakes form runs throughout Sex Symbol’s page with her granddam the Grade I-winning La Gueriere, who is also the dam of Grade II winner Lasting Approval.
La Gueriere is also the granddam of Uncle Mo’s Grade II-winning studmate Munnings with horses out of Sex Symbol’s third dam including Grade I winner Al Mamoon and Grade III winner Lost Soldier. Others descending from that third dam – Lady Winborne – also include three-time Group I winner Circus Maximus, Grade I winner Honor In War, and Grade I winner Delectation.
“Physically, she checked all of the boxes,” Green Lantern Stables’ Patrick Masson told Thoroughbred Daily News. “I like the cross of Uncle Mo over Empire Maker. The mother has the same breeding as Pioneerof the Nile and the pedigree goes back to the foundation mare La Troienne–and that was all very attractive to us. (Icon Project) was a dirt mare, even though she was able to run on turf in England. She has produced a turf horse, but it’s mostly a dirt pedigree and that’s what we are gearing towards now.”
In foal to City of Light, Sex Symbol looks to carry on the early success of Uncle Mo’s daughters with their first 20 runners yielding three stakes horses and the stakes winning Bank On Shea.