Outwork's first winner Garoppolo at Belmont Park - NYRA photo
WinStar Farm’s Outwork, a Grade 1 winner by Uncle Mo, sired his first winner when Garoppolo won a 5 ½-furlong maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Friday, July 3.
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With Luis Saez riding for trainer Kelly Breen, Garoppolo broke alertly and tracked the early pace from third down the backstretch. He ranged up strongly three-wide on the far turn, assumed command in deep stretch and forged clear late to post a determined one-length victory in his second career start.
Owned by Mr. Amore Stable, Garoppolo was bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds. The bay colt, a $125,000 OBS March graduate, is out the multiple stakes-placed Cuvee mare Romantic Cuvee and hails from the family of multiple Graded stakes winner and near-millionaire Senor Swinger.
“We believe the sky is the limit for Outwork,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar’s president, CEO, and racing manager. “He has always reminded us of his sire, Uncle Mo, and we’re excited to see that he is passing on the speed and precociousness that his sire line is known for.”
Outwork became Uncle Mo’s first winner as a 2-year-old when he won his 2015 Keeneland career debut at 4 ½ furlongs. Outwork registered his biggest career victory in 2016, winning the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct for owner-breeder Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher. Outwork retired with earnings of $701,800, having finished first or second in four of five lifetime starts.
The first Grade 1-winning son of Uncle Mo to retire to stud, Outwork is produced from the Grade 1-placed Empire Maker mare Nonna Mia, a three-quarter sister to multiple Grade 2 winner and sire Cairo Prince.
For more information about Outwork, contact Sean Tugel, Liam O’Rourke, or Chris Knehr at (859) 873-1717.