Whitmore: Part Of The Moquett Family

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Lots of people consider their pets part of their families. And while a racehorse might not exactly fit into the category of “pet,” that doesn’t change how trainer Ron Moquett and his family feel about Whitmore, the seven-year-old gelding that will make his 35th start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes.

“My kids call him their brother,” said Moquett by phone this week. “He’s the really good brother, the really successful brother.”

Younger children often know how hard it is to follow in their older siblings’ footsteps. But when that includes a multi-millionaire whose footsteps are made my horseshoes, how do you compete?

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