‘Conflict Of Interest’: Repole Buys Out WinStar’s Interest In Noble Indy Ahead Of Dwyer

by | 07.05.2018 | 6:18pm
Florent Geroux breezes Noble Indy at Churchill on April 27

Owner Mike Repole has bought WinStar Farm out of their interest in 3-year-old colt Noble Indy ahead of Saturday's Grade 3 Dwyer, according to the Daily Racing Form.

Repole, who expressed frustration at Javier Castellano's ride of the colt in the Belmont, speculating the horse's trip ultimately benefitted WinStar runner and Triple Crown winner Justify. Repole characterized WinStar's partial ownership of Noble Indy as a “conflict of interest” to writer Dave Grening.

“With the success that Elliott and WinStar and his partners have had with Justify – who is the top 3-year-old not only of this crop but one of the top 3-year-olds of all time – to own another 3-year-old in partnership with somebody else could be a little bit of a conflict of interest,” Repole told Grening.

He remains in partnership with Vinnie Viola on Vino Rosso, who finished fourth in the Belmont.

John Velazquez has been named to replaced Castellano on Noble Indy this weekend.

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