02/06/2017 4:44PM

Grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny retired, will stand stud in Florida

Barbara D. Livingston
Uncle Vinny, who won the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes in 2015, has been retired.

Grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Stonewall’s Prestige Stallions in Ocala, Fla., for the 2017 breeding season at an advertised fee of $4,000.

The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo won two of 12 starts for earnings of $224,500, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes and third-place efforts in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and listed Long Branch Stakes. He was campaigned by Starlight Racing and trained by Todd Pletcher.

“Uncle Vinny provided our partners with many thrills during his racing career, and we are very encouraged by the Ocala breeders’ enthusiasm for our Sanford Stakes winner,” said Starlight Racing general partnership principal Jack Wolf.

Bred in Florida by Gilbert Campbell, Uncle Vinny is out of the stakes-winning Untuttable mare Arealhotlover, whose four runners are all winners, including stakes winner Legal Laura and stakes-placed Lu Lu Laura. His extended family features stakes winners Pleasant Dilemma, Lynn’s a Dream, Philadream, Fast Lisa, and Dances With Ashley.

Uncle Vinny will stand as property of Starlight Racing General Partnership.

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