In the Queens accent that coats every word Mike Repole rattles off, horse isn’t so much horse as it is hawse. So big horse, by extension, is big hawse.
A decade into his foray in the thoroughbred industry, Repole — serial entrepreneur, die-hard New York Mets fan and life-long railbird — has a big hawse on his hands. A very big hawse. His name is Uncle Mo. A brilliant, albeit somewhat fragile, star on the racetrack, Mo is quickly making an even greater splash in the breeding shed and putting his stamp on this year’s Kentucky Derby.