It is safe to say that never before have three consecutive graded stakes on a single card - at a mile, 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares, and 1 1/4 miles - produced the three favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Havre de Grace vs. Flat Out in the Breeders' Cup Classic and if Uncle Mo delivered his needed dynamite performance. view video
Uncle Mo repelled a bid from Jackson Bend just beyond the quarter-pole and put his rival away in the $200,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 1 at Belmont Park to win by three lengths.
The $200,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) field was reduced to only four with the scratch of Sangaree Sept. 30.
Several top 3-year-olds face older horses in huge weekend of racing. read blog
Uncle Mo will face older horses for the first time and tangle with the red-hot Jackson Bend in the $200,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), one of six graded stakes at Belmont Park Oct. 1.
With owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher watching, 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo blazed four furlongs in a bullet :46.57 over Belmont Park's training track for his next start in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II).
Mike Repole's dynamic duo both drill over Belmont Park's main track for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Jon and Joel recap the Super Derby, and reveal the Dirt Mile Top 5. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out both of his star Mike Repole-owned 3-year-olds for Sunday workouts, Sept. 11, as they prepare for their next assignments.
- By Steve Haskin
Uncle Mo, after nearly winning the grade I King's Bishop off a four-month layoff and a severe, lingering illness, should be at least given the opportunity to strive for greatness. read blog
The brilliant 3-year-olds both ran huge in their comebacks last weekend read blog
Exciting finishes from Saratoga, Del Mar, Calder and France! view slideshow
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Aug. 29 that Travers (gr. I) winner Stay Thirsty would most likely head to the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and Uncle Mo's options include the Kelso (gr. II) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).
- By Vic Zast
Owner hints of early retirement of Uncle Mo at post-Travers press conference read blog
Todd Pletcher said Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo were doing fine the day after their strong runs in the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes, respectively, but that Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion sustained a minor injury.
Caleb's Posse came roaring down the lane and edged champion Uncle Mo by the narrowest of margins to win a thrilling edition of the $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
The top spot is on the line in the 3YO division. read blog
Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga. watch video
All eyes will be on champion Uncle Mo when he makes his comeback in the $250,000 Foxwood's King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27, but unlike his season debut that was light on talent, he will have to be at his best at Saratoga.
Stay Thirsty, the potential Travers (gr. I) favorite, is coming off a dominating Jim Dandy (gr. II) victory while Uncle Mo makes his much-anticipated comeback in the Foxwoods King's Bishop (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice are among nine horses listed as at probable starters in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 Saratoga.
Repole Stable's Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty worked well at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 21 and remain on target for their respective starts in the Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes and Travers Stakes (both gr. I) Aug. 27.
The Travers, King's Bishop, and Pacific Classic could be must-see races. read blog
Champion Uncle Mo, a leading candidate for the Foxwoods King's Bishop (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 27, had his penultimate breeze for his return to the races, zipping five furlongs in a bullet 1:00.34.
With jockey John Velazquez aboard, Uncle Mo worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 1/5 Aug. 9 at Saratoga as preparations continue for his scheduled return in the Foxwood King's Bishop (gr. I) later this month.
Repole Stable's Uncle Mo continued to progress toward an anticipated start in the Aug. 27 Foxwoods King's Bishop (gr. I) at Saratoga, working five furlongs shortly after 6 a.m. Aug. 3 in 1:02 4/5.
- By Vic Zast
Young crowd jams the track on College Day. read blog
Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old colt, breezed four furlongs in :50 2/5 over the Oklahoma Training Track July 28 at Saratoga
Overdriven follows Uncle Mo as a standout 2-year-old for owner Mike Repole. The Tale of the Cat colt's pedigree offers many clues to how he'll develop as a runner.
Two-time graded stakes winner The Factor, sidelined since May with an ankle injury, returned with his first breeze July 26 at Del Mar.
Uncle Mo took the first steps toward a return to racing Friday, July 22 at Saratoga when he breezed three furlongs in a move that trainer Todd Pletcher called "perfect."
Uncle Mo, expected to depart WinStar Farm July 11 to join trainer Todd Pletcher's string at Saratoga Race Course, could make his return to the races in the Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27.
Jason Shandler provides updates on all 3YOs that won graded stakes this season. read blog
Video footage of Uncle Mo at WinStar Farm on June 7, 2011. Watch Video
Photos and video from Jason Shandler's visit with Uncle Mo at Winstar Farm. read blog
Uncle Mo, the champion 2-year-old male of 2010, continues to exhibit positive signs of improving health and is on target to resume light training in about 10 days, WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden said June 7.
After seven weeks of extensive testing, it has been determined that 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo has an inflamed liver.
Mike Repole wraps up his Uncle Mo diary, and gives an update on the champion's health. Read Blog
Repole Stables' Uncle Mo, scratched from the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was shipped May 9 from Churchill Downs to WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., for continued treatment.
The morning after saddling Animal Kingdom to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Graham Motion was still trying to absorb the overwhelming feelings associated with winning America's biggest race.
Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live, one hour chat Saturday at Noon EDT. Be ready to talk Derby and anything else that's on your mind. Read Transcript!
Juvenile champion Uncle Mo, the second choice on the morning line, was officially scratched out of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Mike Repole and Todd Pletcher explain the scratching of Uncle Mo. Watch Video
Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole explain why Uncle Mo was scratched from the 2011 Kentucky Derby. Watch Video
Ever since the four final major preps produced significant upsets, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has painted a murky and muddled picture.
Jason, Tom, Evan, and James Scully preview the 2011 Kentucky Derby, and give their picks. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks. Watch Video
A visual look at the field for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. View Slideshow
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including Uncle Mo, Master of Hounds, and the sun. Watch Video
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