When Uncle Mo cruised to a 14 ¼-length victory in his maiden last
August at Saratoga, I felt a little sorry for Dean and Patti Reeves.
They aren't connected to Uncle Mo, nor are they the type who would
generally inspire - or want - sympathy. They are unusually genial,
humble, stylish and successful.
It’s just that the fledgling owners, who bought their first racehorse
in 2007, had five horses in training last summer - and one was
a 2-year-old named Uncle Joe. A month before Uncle Mo turned heads,
Uncle Joe ran in a maiden race at the Spa..