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Repole brings energy to horse racing

Updated: November 3, 2010, 11:26 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One Sunday morning, long before daylight, a text message zips across the miles between New York City and Churchill Downs. It is the final workout day for many top Breeders' Cup contenders, and although Juvenile starters Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty are still fast asleep in their stalls, owner Mike Repole is wide awake.

"He started texting me around 5 o'clock this morning, on pins and needles waiting for the work … which was at 8:30," trainer Todd Pletcher deadpans ...

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