King’s Bishop Stakes

Zipse: Which Uncle Mo will show?

Zipse At The Track offers a point-counterpoint on what the future holds for Uncle Mo, as he comes back to the races in Saturday’s King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.  Laura Pugh of Dead Heat Debates argues that Uncle Mo has shown nothing but the qualities of a champion, even in defeat: “Special horses do special […]

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Uncle Mo 9-5 favorite against seven rivals in King’s Bishop

Press ReleaseOne year after his auspicious winning debut on Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course, Uncle Mo will attempt to steal the limelight once again when he makes his first start in more than four months in Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop, the featured undercard race preceding the Travers. Owned by Mike Repole, […]

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Summer at Saratoga: Travers, King’s Bishop and Repole

Press Release The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET on NBC with coverage of the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers and the Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop. COMMENTATORS: Saturday’s coverage will be hosted by […]

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Repole confident in Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty for Travers weekend

In a media teleconference Tuesday, owner Mike Repole said Uncle Mo has never looked better and is ready to roll in this weekend’s King’s Bishop Stakes at seven furlongs.  Repole said the Indian Charlie colt has recovered fully from a liver problem that may have been behind Uncle Mo getting derailed from the Triple Crown […]

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Baffert: Del Mar instead of Saratoga for The Factor

There won’t be a showdown between Uncle Mo and The Factor in this weekend’s King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.  While Uncle Mo is set for his comeback in the King’s Bishop, The Factor will make his first start since April in Sunday’s Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert announced.   Like the […]

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Uncle Mo shifts work to Sunday, records 5-furlong bullet

The work was originally scheduled for Monday morning at the Spa, but trainer Todd Pletcher called an audible in response to a rain forecast, working Uncle Mo Sunday morning in company with Turbo Compressor instead. With John Velazquez up, Uncle Mo was timed in a bullet 1:00.34, according to Dave Litfin of Daily Racing Form. […]

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Video: Uncle Mo making case for King’s Bishop start

Uncle Mo continued to progress toward an anticipated start in the Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop, working five furlongs shortly after 6 a.m. in 1:02 4/5 under exercise rider Patty Krotenko. With trainer Todd Pletcher looking on from the grandstand, Uncle Mo backed up to the mile pole accompanied by a stable pony, and after […]

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The Factor returns to workouts, could face Uncle Mo in King’s Bishop

Promising three-year-old The Factor returned to the track Tuesday at Del Mar with his first official work since May 10.  Trainer Bob Baffert hopes the War Front colt might be ready for a start in the King’s Bishop August 27 at Saratoga, where he could face Uncle Mo, who’s also been on the mend and […]

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J P’s Gusto back on track with Red Legend stakes victory

J P’s Gusto’s win in the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town Saturday may have provided his ticket to the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at Saratoga in August, writes Tom LaMarra in the Blood-Horse. “We knew what kind of horse he is,” (trainer Mike Hushion’s assistant Juan) Vazquez said. “He has got speed, and […]

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