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PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 2:37 pm 
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For whatever reason the formatting on this made it too screwey to paste over here so here's the link to a story about Uncle Mo making a comeback:


http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/44258224/ns/sports/



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PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 2:52 pm 
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Indian Gaming laws are soooooooooo complex...a whole 'nuther wolrd in itself! Besides Gaming, we do Treaty Rights, Sovereign Immunity. Environmental, Realty, Contracts, etc. Inteerstingly enough the Tribe I work for contributes to EVERY race that us run at EMerald Downs through their Economic Development Fund. It's pretty cool. It is interesting that you go to Indian casinos and never see any of them...in our Casino they hire Native American Preference BEFORE going outside Tribal Members to do hiring. It is pretty cool that our Tribe is VERY successful and does an EXCELLENT job sustaining itself and its' members.



I am sure in your practice with all the foreclosures, short sales, and mortgage issues these days...the real estate law keeps you very busy!!



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AfleetTreet wrote:
(Courtesy of NTRA)



Look Who's Back
Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Summer, quite sadly, is entering the home stretch, but there are several reasons this weekend to revel in all of the glorious elements of August.


There’s the Travers on Saturday.


And then there's the Blind Luck-less Pacific Classic on Sunday.



Yet the race I'm most interested this weekend is the one that will bring back memories of the frigid days when we were waiting for show drifts taller than Yao Ming to melt away.



For all of racing's stars that will be on display in the Travers and Pacific Classic, it's Saturday's King's Bishop at Saratoga that may give us a superstar – again.



Both the Travers and Pacific Classic might help crown a champion down the road, but if Uncle Mo reverts to top form in the King's Bishop it will give the sport something it sees much more infrequently. It will once again have that charismatic, once-in-a-decade runner who can raise the level of excitement to a fever pitch for all of his races.



Looking at how this year's crop of 3-year-olds has fared, it was so much more exciting when we were comparing Uncle Mo to Secretariat than it was watching one unknown horse after another win a major 3-year-old stakes.



The joy disappeared after Uncle Mo lost in the Wood and he seemed like just another tease. Yet if it was indeed a liver ailment that slowed him, and not a lack of development, we might get a second chance to see just how good Uncle Mo can be and if he deserved all of the attention that was lavished on him.



At two, the Mike Repole-owned, Todd Pletcher-trained Uncle Mo was as good as any 2-year-old we've seen in decades. He was special and right now it's hard to associate that word with anyone in training on these shores. And perhaps Uncle Mo was more fact than fiction; more hype than reality. But at least right now, off some sharp works for Saturday's seven-furlong race, there's a reason to dream that Uncle Mo can live up to his lofty expectations and give us a star the sport can embrace.



“Uncle Mo right now is training 110 percent," Repole said at the post position draw for the Travers. "To be on the undercard of the Travers, that's pretty special. I say those four horses (Stay Thirsty, Shackleford, Coil, Ruler On Ice), the winner (of the Travers), they should be the leading 3-year-old, but if Uncle Mo comes out here and wins (the King's Bishop) by 12 lengths, then we're talking about Uncle Mo and the winner of (the Travers) being the top 3-year-old. I definitely think no matter what, he's the most talented 3-year-old. For Uncle Mo to right now just have only the Timely Writer on his résumé as the only victory he has this year, that's not going to get him top 3-year-old. If he wins the King's Bishop, and then we go either Jockey Club Gold Cup or Pennsylvania Derby, and there's a lot of ifs, and then we go Breeders' Cup Mile or Classic, and he just happens to be lucky and sweep that, then that's a pretty impressive résumé.”



On Saturday, a couple of pretty good horses are going to come out of the Travers and Pacific Classic. But there could be a great one in the King's Bishop. Soon we'll know.



And like the changing of the seasons that's only a month away, it's better to find out late than never.



And what are your thoughts? Which race are you looking forward to most this weekend? What do you expect from Uncle Mo?




this should be on the commidy thread makes me :lol:


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PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 2:56 pm 

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thiat artical is what i talking to mush press on a low leval race. come on 250,000 give me a break


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PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 2:57 pm 

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so he come back and win then it is all press to the BCC and then like always he is forgoten


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PostPosted: August 24th, 2011, 3:34 pm 

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AfleetTreet wrote:
Fred,
Indian Gaming laws are soooooooooo complex...a whole 'nuther wolrd in itself! Besides Gaming, we do Treaty Rights, Sovereign Immunity. Environmental, Realty, Contracts, etc. Inteerstingly enough the Tribe I work for contributes to EVERY race that us run at EMerald Downs through their Economic Development Fund. It's pretty cool. It is interesting that you go to Indian casinos and never see any of them...in our Casino they hire Native American Preference BEFORE going outside Tribal Members to do hiring. It is pretty cool that our Tribe is VERY successful and does an EXCELLENT job sustaining itself and its' members.



I am sure in your practice with all the foreclosures, short sales, and mortgage issues these days...the real estate law keeps you very busy!!






Treet...I had no idea you work with the Tribes up there... my husband's mom was Indian... do you do any work with the Stillaguamish Tribe? They have a huge casino (Arlington)...'Angel of the Winds" :D



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PostPosted: August 25th, 2011, 1:23 pm 

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hmmm really was mo forgotton hmmmm

for someone thats so forgotten hes getting more press than any horse this weekend

someone must think that this yrs crop is weak to even remotley think he still has a chance to have an eclipse award

yes they are big if's but you dont see any other 3yrold out there that wasnt in the tc given any chance to do something


don maybe you need to take the time to think before you speak


you may have forgotton this colt did demolish all comers last yr no matter how much you hate it He is a bc champion and ECLIPSE AWARD winner

with 3 different horses wining the tc and not one of them winning the HASKELL the division still is looking for a leader

if any 3 yrold and i mean any were to jump up and win 2 big races against the so called divison leaders they would make a strong case for 3 yrold eclipse

im not talking just uncle mo stay thirsty could do that as well


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PostPosted: August 25th, 2011, 1:29 pm 
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If Stay Thristy stays rolling on the path he is on you may be right about him. If he wins the Traver's on SAturday he will sure toss things in the air for sure...If Coil wins he will also do the same. Right now I think Coil and Stay Thirsty have an excellent shot at tackling the TC winning horses for that Eclipse. Then again, IF Shackleford manages a win he will put himself out front by a nose I think. Just my opinion. It's a lot to ask of Mo to do so much in such short of time after an illness BUT like Fdf said, if he is training half as good as it surely sounds like he is, he may be even better than he was before the Wood. According to workout reports on him he is training better than he ever has and some horses genuinely MISS training and running and it could be that Mo is one of those horses.



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Top 3 year old 2011
if Coil wins he is #1
if Shackleford wins he is #1
if Stay Thirsty wins he is #1
if Mo wins he is in top 10


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PostPosted: August 25th, 2011, 2:12 pm 

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oh i tottally agree all im saying is thats if the old mo returns saturday its no out of the realm of possabilty

my personal opionion is 80 percent of the public think they came up with something becausae he wasnt good enough or that somethinhg happened thats still going to hamper him

with the ra thing happening last yr they assume this is the same stuff

i just think the colt has always been talented and to me they wouldnt be saying hes 115 percent ready if it was some lingering issue they would leave themselves an out


weather could throw a wrench but im still excited


little fyi if he loses folks and we all know who will be the first to respond be aware im down at the lake this weekend and wont be back mon to respond SO im not hiding lol IF he wins the same holds true im down at the lake until mon

thought i would mention this to spare the board


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PostPosted: August 25th, 2011, 3:48 pm 
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Here Ya Go Born! Looks like someone else is thinking like you on Mo's return and his 'star power'! ENJOY!


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(Courtesy of Daily Racing Form)

Most riveting 3-year-old on Travers card remains Uncle Mo


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Steven Crist






Barbara D. Livingston

Uncle Mo's bandwagon emptied after the Wood Memorial, but it's revisionist history to deny he has talent.




A year ago, two of owner Mike Repole’s 2-year-olds scored lengthy maiden victories at Saratoga. Stay Thirsty won by 5 1/2 lengths on Aug. 14, and two weeks later on the Travers undercard, a first-time stater named Uncle Mo won by 14 1/4 lengths.
Exactly one year later, Repole’s colts are exactly where he could have only dreamed that his two maiden winners would be 12 months hence, the favorites in the two Grade 1 stakes races for 3-year-olds on the biggest day of the Saratoga meeting. For Repole, who stands up loudly and proudly for New York racing and will be Saratoga’s leading owner again this year, the dream has come true – but with one huge, topsy-turvy difference.
Uncle Mo, who went on to become the 2-year-old champion and fueled Triple Crown dreams, is on the Travers undercard again, trying to resurrect his career while returning in the $250,000 King’s Bishop. It’s Stay Thirsty who is in the main event, as the 5-2 morning-line favorite to win the $1 million Travers and assume the leadership of the nation’s 3-year-olds.
The story of 3-year-old successes who began the year as the second-stringer in their own stable is an old one. It played out several times for Woody Stephens, most notably with Devil’s Bag and Swale, and last year Todd Pletcher won his first Derby with Super Saver just two weeks after the far more talented Eskendereya was sidelined. Even before Pletcher’s current situation with Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo, it had been a recurring theme this year. Toby’s Corner, not Animal Kingdom, was Graham Motion’s main Derby hope in April, and Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice began the spring well behind Pants On Fire in Kelly Breen’s barn.
As a result, there’s now some revisionist thinking surrounding the two Travers Day favorites. Some pundits have suggested that maybe Stay Thirsty was really the better colt all along, and was unfairly slighted and overshadowed by his flashier and perhaps overhyped stablemate. The bandwagon for Uncle Mo, who won his first four starts as if he might be the next Seattle Slew, came to a crashing halt when he coughed up the lead as the 1-20 favorite in the Wood Memorial and ran a tiring third. He continued to train for the Kentucky Derby but not particularly well, and Repole finally and reluctantly took him out of training two days before the race.
Stay Thirsty was clearly no match for Uncle Mo last fall, finishing 14 1/2 lengths behind him in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He won the Gotham in his 3-year-old debut, but then was trounced in the Florida Derby and ran 12th behind Animal Kingdom in Kentucky. Then the light seemed to go on: Dismissed at 16-1 in the Belmont, Stay Thirsty stayed the trip and ran a close second in the slop to Ruler On Ice. He followed that up with a breakthrough performance winning the Jim Dandy here July 30 by four lengths, earning a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 106. That performance may make him the Travers favorite over the winners of the Preakness (Shackleford), Belmont (Ruler On Ice) and Haskell (Coil).
With Animal Kingdom sidelined for the year, a showdown among the Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, and Jim Dandy winners is as good as a Travers can get, and if one of those four favorites wins the Travers he can rightfully be called the leader of the 3-year-olds heading into the fall. In a year marked by upsets – a Triple Crown of 20-1, 12-1, and 24-1 winners and nine different winners of the nine Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-old males – it’s tempting to pick against all four, but I can’t come up with a plausible longshot. Malibu Glow and Raison d’Etat hold some promise down the road but have not been battle-tested against good horses yet.
It’s a fine summit meeting for pro-tem leadership of the division, but I won’t be the only one who will be just as intrigued, if not more so, to see what happens one race earlier in the King’s Bishop. Pletcher and Repole say that Uncle Mo is training like a champion again, and I don’t think we’ve seen a performance from any 3-year-old this year that was truly exceptional in the way that Uncle Mo’s 2-year-old triumphs were. Maybe he will never be that good again, and maybe he was never cut out to go classic distances, but one bad race in the Wood – and the possibility it really was the result of a subsequently-diagnosed liver illness – isn’t enough to say he’s done, much less that his 2-year-old dazzlers were mirages.
He’s a shaky 9-5 on the morning line for the King’s Bishop but I suspect he will be more like even money. He hasn’t won an important race since last November, but he’s still the most popular 3-year-old running at Saratoga on Saturday – and still eligible to be the best.



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I think even after his lay off, Mo should win this...it's a nice field, but not earth shattering :mrgreen: ...Flaspoint will gun to the lead and go as far as he can...if Johnny V can keep Mo from getting rank, he should be OK.


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PostPosted: August 27th, 2011, 2:31 pm 

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O M G!!! What a race!!! And I forgot to box the exacta!!


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