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…

The Saga of Saginaw

Between August 15, 2009 and March 8, 2012, Saginaw won seven races. He raced 22 times, most of them for the man who bred him, Ted Taylor, earning $277,690, mostly in optional claimers. By pretty much any measure, he was a racing success. Last year, though, Saginaw became a star. In March 2012, Drawing Away…