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Volume 23 No. 17
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Mike Repole, Owner, Repole Stable

Photo: getty images
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Mike Repole grew up in Queens going to the races at Aqueduct. After founding Vitaminwater, BodyArmor and other successful companies, Repole has been able to dive into his passion of buying, breeding and racing horses. The billionaire horse owner is outspoken on the business model of horse racing, saying among other things that purses must be increased. This year, he co-owns two Kentucky Derby starters Vino Rosso and Noble Indy, which will mark Repole’s fourth appearance in the Kentucky Derby in eight years.