Conquest Mo Money
Uncle Mo Stirring
5-3-2-0 $508,900
Just days after running second in the April 15 Arkansas Derby (G1), the connections for Conquest Mo Money decided to skip the first leg of the Triple Crown and head straight to the Preakness, calling it the best interest of their horse.
A multiple stakes-winning son of popular and successful young sire Uncle Mo, Conquest Mo Money came up a half-length short of 2016 champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire in Hot Springs, despite breaking from Post 11.
It was the second straight runner-up finish for the bay New York-bred colt, who suffered his first career loss March 26 in the Sunland Derby (G3), beaten 3 ¾ lengths by Kentucky Derby contender Hence.
Conquest Mo Money won his first three lifetime starts, all at Sunland, including back-to-back victories in the Riley Allison Stakes and Mine That Bird Derby, named for the upset winner of the 2009 Derby that finished second by a length behind filly Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness.
Other Derby horses he beat in Arkansas were Lookin At Lee, Sonneteer and Untrapped. At Sunland Conquest Mo Money has twice beaten Irap, another Derby horse that broke his maiden winning the Blue Grass (G2).