Runners Tune UP
April 22, 2007
Our Filly is doing very well. She worked five 16ths in :31.1 (that’s two furlongs and a 16th in just over a half minute). The times at Diamond D are going to seem slow (compared to the race track); but you have to keep in mind that the training track is purposely kept deeper—which will produce slower fractions. That’s okay because what is given up in time is gained in safety and fitness.
Scooter reports that Courtney is very smart and working just as good as (and in some cases, better than) the present company in training at the Ranch. He said she’s holding up well and should be ready to go to the track by mid-May.
On Friday, April 27, Courtney will breeze three 8ths (three furlongs), and the following Friday (Kentucky Oaks Day), she’ll begin her gate schooling.
After a nice hiatus in his personal paddock, it’s almost time to get the Mojo Man back in action—Bret wants to freshen him up before it gets too hot. As such, it looks like Woody will resume training and then gate schooling the first week in June. From there, Scooter will tell me when he’s ready; then Bret and I will look at the calendar to see which meet offers the best fit for the Big Man’s first test of the track.
Note: I only plan to run Woody once or twice as a Two-Year-Old.
Also Note: I would like to give Woody his first test on
the Polytrack surface; and as such, Arlington
Easter at Diamond D
April 7, 2007
Even though it was a bit chilly outside, the barn was nice and toasty. Here are a few photos taken the day before Easter of Woody in his paddock and Courtney in her stall:
Mojo's New Runner
April 3, 2007
I am very pleased to announce that a beautiful Bay Filly named Not In My Court (a.k.a. Courtney) has been added to our Mojo Stable. She was born on
Our filly’s pedigree
is quite impressive. Her daddy (sire) is
Not In My Court’s momma is Overcame It All. Her family is equally impressive. Rahy is our Runner's grand-sire on the dam’s side, and Courtney's great grandsire (on the dam's side) is Blushing Groom. Both were successful racers and are/were (respectfully) prolific stallions. Not In My Court's great grand-dam, Love Smitten, also produced Swain—a European champion that gave Silver Charm a run for his money in the 1998 Dubai World Cup and again in the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic. NIMC is also inbred to Hail To Reason on both sides of her family.
Not In My Court was first
sold at the 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. After completing her initial race training,
she was sold again (a.k.a. “Pinhooked”) at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Texas
Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale—where Mojo Racing Partners happily made the
purchase. We’ve sent her to Diamond D
Ranch to get freshened up and undergo gate schooling to get her ready for the
Spring/Summer Meet at
Below are a few pics that were taken after she passed through the sales ring at the TX 2YO In Training Sale.
If all goes well, and she remains fit/sound, Not In My Court will be sent to our Trainer, Bret Calhoun, the first week in May.
You can read more about our new Runner by visiting Not In My Court's profile page. Here’s to keeping our Mojo workin’!
2YO In Training Sale Update
April 2, 2007
I spent the afternoon on the backside at
You may ask yourself: Why only six? While I'd like to have a Mojo Runner that we all can have a good time with during the Spring/Summer meet, I also want one that has good confirmation; will hold up; and stands a chance to compete. This filly will be the first actual Mojo Runner to hit the track. I won't settle for any horse because I want one that will represent the cause, and uphold the brand name. As such, if it doesn't happen this time, then so be it.