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Mike Repole’s Pleasant Surprise

Mike Repole seems to like pretty much everything about horse racing. Growing up in Queens, New York and hanging out at Aqueduct Racetrack, he absorbed the flavor of the track, reveling in its grittiness and its beauty, its excitement and its challenges. Now an owner and a breeder, his enthusiasm is undiminished, perhaps heightened by…

Overanalyze takes the Remsen

Thoroughbred owner Mike Repole is no stranger to the Kentucky Derby trail, having brought Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty to Churchill Downs to run for the roses in 2011. He’s also no stranger to Derby disappointment: Uncle Mo scratched the day before the race and Stay Thirsty finished 12th. So when his 2-year-old Overanalyze won…