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Uncle Charming First Winner for Uncle Vinny

Uncle Vinny stands at Equistar Training and Breeding in Pennsylvania.

Uncle Vinny

Uncle Vinny

Serita Hult

Mila Mullens and Blazing Meadows Farm's Uncle Charming provided Equistar Training and Breeding's Uncle Vinny  with his first winner in gate-to-wire fashion May 4 at Belterra Park.

The 3-year-old gelding trained by Timothy Hamm broke on top under Santiago Gonzalez and fended off a late challenger to win by half a length in Race 6, a one-mile maiden claiming event. He completed the distance on a sloppy main track in 1:41.43.

Uncle Charming was bred in Florida by Good Beginnings Farm out of the Personal First mare Charming Peggy.

Uncle Vinny, a 7-year-old son of Uncle Mo , was bred in Florida by Gilbert Campbell and produced from the stakes-winning Untuttable mare Arealhotlover and is a half brother to stakes winner Legal Laura.

He was a $175,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase by Starlight Racing from the Summerfield consignment and trained by Todd Pletcher. At 2 he won the Sandford Stakes (G3) and also placed third in the Hopeful Stakes (G1) during the Saratoga Race Course meet. He added more black type at 3 when third in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park. In 12 career starts, Uncle Vinny compiled a 2-1-2 record and earned $224,500. 

Uncle Vinny began his stud career in Florida in 2017 before moving to Pennsylvania for the 2020 season. He stands this year at Equistar for $2,500.