The owner of Uncle Mo, winner of the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I), is donating a portion of the colt’s earnings from the World Championship race to support five equine retirement organizations.
According to a release from owner Mike Repole on behalf of Uncle Mo, a total of $50,000 will be donated to Old Friends, Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Turning For Home, Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, and The Exceller Fund.
“There are so many wonderful charities throughout our industry and so many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly for the welfare of our equine friends and I commend them all,” Repole said in the release. “It is my hope that other Breeders’ Cup winners and top stakes winners follow suit and continue to donate to their favorite horse charities.”
“We cannot thank Uncle Mo and Repole Stable enough for supporting the more than 1,200 retired thoroughbred racehorses in our care,” said Diana Pikulski, executive director of Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. “Mike Repole is one of those conscientious, outgoing, compassionate owners who always puts what is in the best interest of the horse first and foremost.”
“This money will be used for continued care of more than 100 Thoroughbreds we have retired in three states,” said Old Friends president and founder Michael Blowen. “Uncle Mo’s generosity is helping to assure the safe retirement of runners less fortunate than himself."