After watching Stay Thirsty breeze five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company with a stablemate at Palm Meadows the morning of March 27, trainer Todd Pletcher will likely make an equipment change for the April 2 Florida Derby.
Featuring an interview with George Bolton, co-owner of The Factor. Watch Video
The addition of The Factor and some juggling highlight this week's Dozen. Read Blog
The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
The purse for this year's renamed Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) has been increased to $1 million through a presenting sponsorship from Resorts World New York to the New York Racing Association.
Comparisons to Uncle Mo can be made to Seattle Slew...and Chief's Crown. Read Blog
Racing from Dubai, Australia and horses like Uncle Mo and Tackleberry. View Slideshow
There are changes in this week's Derby Dozen. A few new and a few moved, as we welcome Premier Pegasus and Silver Medallion to the mix. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Repole Stable's unbeaten champion Uncle Mo (#23), an easy winner in his 2011 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes, emerged as the favorite in the second of three pools of Churchill Downs' 2011 KDFW.
There is a possibility that the Derby favorite may stay in Florida instead of going to the Wood. Read Blog
The 2010 Champion 2yo looks to rebound in the Derby. Read More
Champion Uncle Mo turned away a challenge from Rattlesnake Bridge and pulled away in the stretch to post an easy 3 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park in his 3-year-old debut.
On the eve of his seasonal debut, unbeaten champion Uncle Mo emerged over the inexperienced Runflatout as the narrow choice in the March 11 first day of Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Will Brethren put away a seemingly overmatched field and continue his ascent to the top of the division? Who will shoot to the top of the class in California? And will Uncle Mo begin his season in style? Read Blog
Uncle Mo is going to be an overwhelming favorite no matter who he faces in the Timely Writer tomorrow at Gulfstream. However, the ways things are looking now, the undefeated champion may have to face even less than expected.
Jason, Tom and Rich handicap the San Felipe (gr. II), Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) and the Timely Writer S. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo will make his season debut against five in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
Part II in an ongoing blog series authored by Mike Repole, owner of Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo. Read Blog
Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.
Although some question the decision to use the March 12 Timely Writer Stakes as Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, owner Mike Repole feels the one-mile ungraded race is the right vehicle for last year's champion.
Yes, it's easy to knock Stay Thirsty's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) victory. He time was slow, his Beyer figure was low, he wasn't beating a strong field. Read Blog
Only slight movement this week with Stay Thirsty moving up to #3. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Juvenile champion Uncle Mo put in a half-mile move in :48 4/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher March 6 in preparation for his fast-approaching 3-year-old debut at Gulfsteam Park.
The Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List includes all 3-year-oldscolts, geldings and fillies who were made eligible for this year's Triple Crown at $600 per horse when the early nomination period closed Jan. 22.
Soldat, Uncle Mo, Little Mike and international racing! View Slideshow
Uncle Mo, winner of the 2010 Gray Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), topped week one of the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 3-year-old poll, which covers racing performances through Feb. 27.
Soldat moves up to #3 and Gourmet Dinner is added to Top 12. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo and his Derby-nominated stablemate Stay Thirsty were part of a busy morning for trainer Todd Pletcher Feb. 27 at Palm Meadows Training Center.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin gives both sides of the Uncle Mo decision. Read Blog
Todd Pletcher said Feb. 23 there were a combination of factors that led him to choose the Timley Writer Stakes as the season's debut for star 3-year-old Uncle Mo.
Mucho Macho Man moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
- By Steve Haskin
Mucho moves up and a new horse is added. Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
The connections of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo announced Feb. 22 his debut will be the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
"All Others" is the choice over champion Uncle Mo during three strong days of betting in Churchill Downs' first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool of 2011.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager provides fans with opportunities to wager on potential contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.
Repole Stable's Triple Crown contenders Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty breezed at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida Feb. 20.
Uncle Mo was the favored individual horse at 7-2 heading after the second day of betting in the three-day Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool
The mutuel field, or "All Others" (#24), was a strong even-money favorite after the first of three days of betting in the opening pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager on Feb. 18.
All others and Uncle Mo are getting heavily bet so far. Read Blog
Mike Repole confirmed Feb. 16 that he and trainer Todd Pletcher are considering the newly-written Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park for champion Uncle Mo when he makes his 3-year-old debut.
Repole Stable's Uncle Mo, is a strong individual favorite in the first of three betting pools in Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Steve Haskin continues his 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail with the Derby Dozen. There are a few changes this week, including a tie for position 12! Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Farm Read Blog
Undefeated Uncle Mo tops the graded stakes earnings list for 3-year-olds that will likely determine the participants in the field for the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby.
Unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and Eclipse Award winner Uncle Mo is among the 364 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that have been nominated early to 2011 Triple Crown series.
Mike Repole's undefeated 2-year-old champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo breezed a half mile Feb. 13 in :47.45 at Palm Meadows in Florida.
Should Brethren run big in the $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 12 at Tampa Bay Downs, the WinStar Farm homebred is sure to join the mix as a serious Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender.
As part of special series leading up to the Triple Crown, Mike Repole, owner of undefeated champion Uncle Mo, has agreed to author an exclusive guest blog for Triple Crown Talk. Read Blog
Detractors will remind us that he's made just three career starts, but his talent is unquestionable. A TrueNicks pedigree profile. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin continues his 2011 Kentucky Derby Trail with the ever popular Derby Dozen. There has already been a change from last week's list! Rank your own Derby Dozen list from Steve's choices! Presented by Pauls Mill Farm Read Blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent 2-year-old champion Uncle Mo through an easy four-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows Sunday, Feb. 6, the colt's second work since winning the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill.
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