A one-horse race

Irish bloodstock empire Coolmore is sitting on a handsome stake in Uncle Mo - a superhorse powering this year’s Kentucky Derby

8th May, 2016
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Uncle Mo’s stud fee could double to $150,000 (€130,000) over the next year, say industry experts

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 lifelong railbird – has a big hawse on his hands. A very big hawse. His name is Uncle Mo. A brilliant, albeit somewhat fragile, star...

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