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The $100 Million Superhorse Powering This Year's Kentucky Derby

  • A fleeting star on the racetrack hits it big in breeding shed
  • “He would have been American Pharoah before American Pharoah”
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The $100 Million Superhorse Powering the Kentucky Derby

In the Queens accent that coats every word Mike Repole rattles off, horse isn’t so much horse as it is hawse. So big horse, by extension, is big hawse.

A decade into his foray in the thoroughbred industry, Repole -- serial entrepreneur, die-hard New York Mets fan and life-long railbird -- has a big hawse on his hands. A very big hawse. His name is Uncle Mo. A brilliant, albeit somewhat fragile, star on the racetrack, Mo is quickly making an even greater splash in the breeding shed and putting his stamp on this year’s Kentucky Derby.