Owner Mike Repole has no intention of being a flash in the pan in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. At a Sunday news conference at Churchill downs, Repole, who owns Derby contenders Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, talked about his significant investment in the sport ($3-3.5 million a year on horses) and his commitment to sticking with the game.
“If Uncle Mo doesn't win anything or wins the Triple Crown… I want to be in this game for the next 60 years,” said Repole. “I don't want to be one of those guys who comes in and spends $10 million and finds out that it would have been cheaper and more exciting to buy a yacht. My CFO can't stand this sport…but I have the final say.”
“I always tell people about how blessed I am, but to honest with you, to win is important and I'm the most competitive guy in the world. I want to win this race, but if these two horses get to start in the race, I'm going to be a happy guy.”
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