New Yorker Mike Repole arrived at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, with an entourage of 50 friends and family members. He had horses entered in each of the last five races, four of them in stakes.
Standing in the winner’s circle after Life’s a Parlay, co-owned by Repole and St. Elias Stable, won the Grade 3 Excelsior, Repole said that coming into the day, he’d have been happy to come away with one win.
And while he didn’t get to cash his five-race win-bet parlay, he did keep it going in the Grade II, $300,000 Gazelle, won by his homebred Always Shopping by 1 3/4 lengths with Manny Franco in the saddle.
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