Mike Repole raised a glass of champagne and toasted his latest Kentucky Derby contender, Stay Thirsty.
"To have one horse for the Derby is unimaginable, to have two is unimaginable, a miracle," the colt's owner said to a party of 40 friends and family members after Stay Thirsty's victory in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct over the weekend. "This doesn't come along very often, so let's all enjoy the ride."
Repole has been doing just that for weeks with unbeaten Uncle Mo, who remains No. 1 in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 Derby list. Stay Thirsty, who has been running in his stablemate's shadow, moves in for the first time at No. 6.