Uncle Mo at Churchill Downs

Todd Pletcher-trained Uncle Mo has arrived at Churchill Downs, along with stablemate (and Kentucky Oaks probable favorite) R Heat Lightning. Assistant Michael McCarthy is seen here unloading Uncle Mo around noon yesterday.

The Tex Sutton plane carrying the two equine stars was delayed for 2 hours by a warning light that flashed on shortly after takeoff, forcing the pilot to divert to Dulles Intl. Airport near Washigton D.C. After a quick “layover” the horses arrived in Kentucky without further incident.

Uncle Mo

CREDIT: Reed Palmer Photography, Churchill Downs