Mojo News and Notes

April 2008

  • Mojo Race Result
  • Racetime At Keeneland
  • Springtime At Keeneland
Current Events
Mojo Race Result

We had an unexpected result in Hollywood's second race—coming down the stretch, HP "bled" (for those who are unaware, this means some of the blood vessels in his lungs ruptured as he was exerting himself on the track)—which, of course, caused him to not be able to properly breath.

Our horse was in top condition going in (he's never looked better!) and he had the disposition of a champion in the paddock.  He was calm and collected during the post parade, and he walked right into the gate as if he's done it a 1000 times before.  He broke well and started to settle in nicely behind the pack down the backstretch.  
Circling around the far turn for home, Jockey Corey Lanerie positioned Woodrow along the rail to strike.  At the eight pole (a furlong to the finish) when the rider urged Hollywood to kick it in high gear, his condition unfortunately flared up and The Man was unable to make his move.  Rather than stress HP, his rider professionally “wrapped up” the horse at the 16 pole to avoid causing further injury.  "I was sitting on a ton of horse;" Corey said after the race, "but when I called on him, he was unable to go."

Hollywood cooled out fine, and he was given medication to treat the ailment and prevent infection.  Early next week, he will be sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for a comprehensive evaluation to try to figure out what's causing the problem.  From that point forward, we'll see if the condition can be overcome and go from there.

I think it's worth noting that the issue is not with the horse's mind or will to race—he's proven to us that he wants to run and to compete.  Woody has a condition, and we have to hope it can be cured in order to continue his racing career.

Keeneland Race Pics

Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor
Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor
Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor
Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor

Racetime At Keeneland!

Hollywood Pegasus has been officially entered in Race #9 (The Calumet) at Keeneland on Thursday, April 17, 2008!

KEE Overnight - April 17 Race 9
KEE Conditions - April 17 Race 9
Woodrow will be ridden by Corey Lanerie.  Corey is a Louisiana native and a regular rider at the Fair Grounds.  In 2008, his record is 42-47-42 that translates into a 12% win (37% in the money).    

Our Trainer reports that HP is in great shape, and though he thinks The Man wants more distance, the competition will be an excellent test for our plans this summer.  John said, "I expect him to have a good race this time out.”

Springtime At Keeneland

All systems are “go!” for Hollywood, and we are waiting to see if he gets entered to run at Keeneland.  The Man has been training exceptionally well, and we hope he'll have an opportunity to show his stuff in the days ahead!  Please stay tuned to learn more about HP's upcoming race.

Sister Brigid is terrific.  She's getting bigger, stronger, and faster each day.  In May, our Patroness will wrap up her schooling at Diamond D, and make the trip to the Bluegrass State.