GISW Mo Forza to Miss BC Mile


Mo Forza | Benoit

Mo Forza (Uncle Mo) will miss the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland Nov. 7 due to a minor issue, according to Peter Miller Saturday.

“If all goes well, we’ll run in the Breeders’ Cup next year at Del Mar,” the trainer said. “What happened is just bad timing. I think he’s the best turf miler in the world and I’m disappointed he won’t be able to prove it this year.”

Mo Forza is co-owned by Onofrio Pecoraro, who races as OG Boss, and by the estate of former trainer Barry Abrams, who died Oct. 9 after a 15-year battle with cancer. Abrams, who campaigned as Bardy Farm, also bred Mo Forza.

“This horse kept Barry going,” Miller said. “It gave him something to look forward to. It meant a lot to Barry and meant a lot to me, so we were crossing our fingers and hoping he could ‘Win One for The Gipper.'”

A four-year-old, who has a 6-3-1 record from 12 starts with earnings of $734,460, won six of his last seven races, including last fall’s GI Hollywood Derby and the Oct. 3 GII City of Hope Mile at Santa Anita in his most recent outing.

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