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All eyes will be on Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 12, when Uncle Mo is scheduled to make his highly anticipated three year old debut going a mile in the Timely Writer Stakes.Read More
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  • annmatt · With the question marks noted in this assessment, even if he won the Derby or the Preakness, how does anybody get to the Belmont with this horse? How did he come to be at the top of everyone's list? I'm such a greenie, so am curious and am learning! Just don't get how his race in the Juvenile gets him all this hype, or that there is such high expectations for this horse. He's won some money, mostly I guess from the Juvenile, so he definitely gets to run in the KY Derby. His next race will be at 1 1/8, so again, no indication if he has the stamina, but at least we get to see him around two turns. I guess April separates the men from the boys! · 1128 days ago ·
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  • catmom01 · U-Tube has all 4 of Mo's races. He does take off. There is not to much to look for this year in the KD. I like Norman A real well and he is a closer. I may just watch the races and see what is up without blowing money! · 1103 days ago ·
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Is it fair to be comparing a horse who has made only three lifetime starts to one of the greatest horses in racing history? Probably not, but let's see how they stack up so far...Read More
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  • Lisa GStanley · JO Tobin beat Seattle Slew. Although my heart is forever with JO, I think Uncle Mo is the next colt to surprise us all. · 1110 days ago ·
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  • footlick · JO Tobin would have beaten almost anybody that day. Even if Slew was at the top of his game, he might not have beaten JO Tobin. He ran an incredible race. · 1109 days ago ·
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? Borrowing the catchphrase of one of my favorite sportscasters, Warner Wolf, “Let’s go the videotape!”Read More
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  • railbird33 · Ann, you're dead on! The BC Juvenile isn't a good predictor of Derby success, in that one one- Street Sense has been successful in 25 previous champions. Also, although the last four Derby winners had two 3YO starts - that REALLY bucks history in that less than ten KY Derby winners have won on two 3 YO starts in 136 tries, and some really good horses: Point Given, Curlin, Afeet Alex, Lucking at Lucky weren't fit. I don't see a triple crown winner this year. Based on Uncle Mo's 89 Beyers in his only 3YO start- he'll have to be a super-improved horse in a twenty horse field at a mile & a quarter. I'm looking else-where. · 1118 days ago ·
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  • tstoztr1 · Uncle Mo didn't break a sweat getting an 89 Beyer in the TW. Most of this year's Derby contenders are going all out to earn in the 90s. I think we'll see Mo run a low 100s in the Wood and Johnny V won't even use the whip. The key to winning the Derby is having your horse peak at the right time. I think Mo is a lock, just like Big Brown was. · 1116 days ago ·
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Think Uncle Mo Mania is a phenomenon that can only be found in racing’s hotbeds? Think again! Just look what’s happening in Quad Cities, Iowa. Horse Racing Nation asked the community for a video cheering Uncle Mo onto victory in his three-year-old debut, the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park l...Read More
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  • Andrew C.Demsky · Great job, and congratulations! A thoroughly enjoyable display of abundant emotion and body language! · 1122 days ago ·
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  • arazi · Great stuff! That's what horse racing is about - getting fired up! · 1122 days ago ·
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The Timely Writer pace was the slowest of all preps to date while the San Felipe was the quickest. Did Mo get enough? Did the San Felipe's hot pace flatter Premier Pegasus? Read More
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  • annmatt · I love your site...it's a great learning tool for me, and I discover ew gems every time I stop by. Love the pedigree analysis, breaking dow the plusses and minuses of each horse, then re-watching some of the videos of the races...reall great....thanks! · 1127 days ago ·
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  • mshutty · Good point, Brian. The Factor and Sway Away are the marquee names in the race but "Gusto", "Alex" and others make this a pretty deep Derby prep field. annmatt, glad you like our site! Keep coming back for more great new content. Please tell a thousand friends about us! :) · 1127 days ago ·
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There were two races in Florida Saturday that served as preps for the 2011 Kentucky Derby, or at least that is what the connections of the winners are hoping, and the two stakes races provided decidedly different results. In South Florida, it was all about Uncle Mo. The hype machine has been turned ...Read More
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  • icyhotboo · Brethren was never able to relax in that race ,natually he was worn out.I don't know about a big comeback but I feel it's to early to write him of a a top contender. His next start should offer very good odds and this horse is better than one bounce shows,if indeed it was a bounce and not the normal for him. · 1127 days ago ·
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  • zatt · I too believe Brethren is better than that, but ... a Derby winner? No. · 1127 days ago ·
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Uncle Mo went wire-to-wire over four overmatched rivals in Saturday’s Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · maybe he has a problem not known to the public,I don't know just throwing it out there · 1129 days ago ·
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  • blooy · that 89 was all it took to slap that crew around, i see no problem. · 1129 days ago ·
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This is it! Spring Fever collides with Derby Fever this Saturday. Find out which of the three preps HRN puts on top.Read More
  • medlocke · I could be wrong? Lord knows I have been plenty of times. But from what I've seen on conventional dirt thus far out of Uncle Mo, I just really don't see him getting a real stiff test until the premier Derby prep's like the Florida, Arkansas, and Santa Anita Derbies come along. Whichever one Pletcher decides to send Uncle Mo to? My gut says if he send's Uncle Mo to any of the afore mentioned? It will likely be the Florida Derby. Which I believe may very well turn out to be the most competitive this year of all the Kentucky Derby prep's. JMO. · 1131 days ago ·
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  • mshutty · medlocke...Uncle Mo is confirmed for the Wood Memorial. Owner Mike Repole wants to win at his boyhood home track stating it's almost as important to him as winning the Kentucky Derby. · 1131 days ago ·
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After four months off, Uncle Mo is back in the entry box! The Timely Writer Stakes it is.As owner of the Kentucky Derby favorite, I'm not surprised that every decision I make is second-guessed by fans and media; it comes with the territory. Mo would have been 1-9 whether he went in the Tim...Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Wednesday, March 9)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   It was a light day on the Derby works front. The fields were drawn for the Timely Writer, Tampa Bay Derby, and San Felipe. 2-year-old champ Uncle Mo will be the overwhelming choice against...Read More
Mike Repole joked that trainer Todd Pletcher plans on declaring the owner of unbeaten champion Uncle Mo as a dependent “because I call him so much.” Tuesday it was Repole answering the questions on a national conference call in which he reflected on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Uncle Mo’s pending 3...Read More
This whole Timely Writer/Tampa Bay Derby thing has me a little befuddled. It seemed simple a month ago. Uncle Mo was heading to Tampa, and Dialed In was going to run in the 9 furlong Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park as a prep for the Florida Derby. Since I am heading to Tampa Bay Downs for th...Read More
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  • footlick · They want 9 furlongs and are willing to run against older horses. Always a crap shoot for a 3 yr old to run against older, more experienced this early in the year. But the main thing was they wanted 9 furlongs. When Gulfstream accommodated Uncle Mo and shortened the Timely Writer and changed the date, it screwed them up. · 1139 days ago ·
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  • KyOaksRunner · It's good to see Dialed In is getting his race, however weak it may be, but I'm personally more concerned with why Pletcher wants to give Uncle Mo such a soft debut with only one more start until the Derby. · 1139 days ago ·
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Nick Zito is running out of options for his unbeaten star, Dialed In. A meeting with either Brethren of Uncle Mo could soon be in the cards.Read More
Uncle Mo heads a list of 36 nominations for Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Timely Writer, to be run at one mile on Saturday, March 12. Other notable nominations include Dialed In, Bowman's Causeway and Stay Thirsty. Read More
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  • ajump08 · If the race were to fill Pletcher would have to put in half of the entries. Cal Nation should run here after his allowance race didn't fill for saturday. Zito could enter Dialed In. Pletcher has Dance City. Thats four possible, and besides Uncle Mo they are all very "tentative". I Expect Uncle Mo to be cross-entered at Tampa. · 1140 days ago ·
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  • RaTalk_Girl · I was all ready to attend the Tampa Bay Derby to get another glimps of Uncle Mo and was really mad to hear that he would be going to this thrown together stakes instead. The only positive for me is that hopefully this will get Zito to send Dialed In to Tampa. · 1140 days ago ·
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Gulfstream Park racing secretary Dan Bork has written a one-mile overnight handicap for 3-year-olds to be run here March 12. The race, called the Timely Writer, will offer a $100,000 purse and will carry no conditions, which makes it open to all 3-year-olds, including reigning division leader and Ec...Read More
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  • bstaubs22 · It's a good idea by GP management, but I thought I heard Pletcher say that he would not want to start Mo back around 1-turn. If Mo is only going to have two starts, wouldn't you want both around 2 turns? Winstar may prefer to race at Tampa again and this may be strictly a move from Todd to try and make everything work out. · 1154 days ago ·
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  • aj.mindiola · Plether better hope this race doesnt come back and bite him...what if Uncle Mo gets upset in a non graded race what then? · 1146 days ago ·
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Todd Pletcher, who along with owner Mike Repole announced that early Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo would be pointed for the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes, said Feb. 23 there were a combination of factors that led them to choose that race as the season's debut for ...Read More
Isn't naming a stakes after Timely Writer like naming a regatta after the Titanic? If you were superstitious, and who in racing isn't, would you jump into a race named for a horse who after winning the 1982 Flamingo and Florida Derby nearly died from severe colic? And if you were superstit...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details01/01/14GP91 mileD03 MGulfstream Park DerbyGeneral A RodWildcat RedEast Hall1:35.84
View Details01/01/13GP91 mileD03 MGulfstream Park DerbyItsmyluckydaySr. QuisqueyanoUndrafted1:34.39
View DetailsView Video01/01/12GP101 1/16 mD03 MGulfstream Park DerbyReveronCasual TrickKing Kid1:44.74
View DetailsView Video03/12/11GP81 mileD03 MTimely WriterUncle MoRattlesnake BridgeGallant Dreams1:36.56