Mojo Runner Race Results
Hollywood Pegasus Finishes Fourth in Debut!
February 9, 2007
Runner finishes “in the money.”
Be sure to visit HP's Profile Page to watch the race replay and the behind the scenes video clips on race day.
HP did all we could ask in his first time out. He broke well; settled nicely back behind the pack; and came runnin' in the final furlong. A very professional effort for a rookie--just as you would expect with his pedigree. His rider said, "The kickback bothered him a little, and so he had to go wide (five horses, actually) into the stretch (as such, Woody ended up running a longer race)." Hollywood was making up ground throughout the entire race; he passed three horses down the stretch; and looks to want more distance.
Woody's obviously a little "green" (e.g., he switched leads late and ducked in slightly at the top of the stretch); but our Trainer said he'll work out those kinks in time for HP's upcoming races. The Man was eager to run; he wasn't rattled by the competition; and he was breathing easy when his tack was taken off.This race turned out to be the fastest run on the card for the day. HP came out of it feeling good, and seems to be fine shape. Our Trainer is pleased with Woody's performance, and if all goes well, we hope to see him back on the track in a few weeks--maybe at a mile. As such, the table is set to move forward.
Until then, cheers to all for a great day of racing and good Mojo--we are very proud of The Man!
Mojo Postcards from My Old Kentucky Home
Race Day Report
February 9 -
The sun's risin' and the Mojo's workin'--it's a great day for a race!
Feeling good today--it's quite pleasant in the Bluegrass State this morning. The temperature is in the 50's, and the skies are blue.
It's going to be a good race; and HP will make a solid case for himself on the
track. Our Trainer feels good about The Man's fitness, and likes his
competitive chances. John said this is probably one of the best fields of maidens
that Turfway has put together thus far for this Meet. We couldn't ask for better
conditions to test HP because it's possible you'll see many of these horses again
throughout the year in other stakes and allowance races. So, now, it's up to Woodrow to give
the handicappers something great to talk about in the days ahead.
February 8 -
having lunch at the legendary Wagner's Pharmacy (across the street from
Churchill Downs). It's an old school, working pharmacy that has all the
traditional fixin's--soda fountains, grill, etc. Track workers,
trainers, owners, and racing fans alike come here to have breakfast and
lunch. The walls are covered in
I stopped in to pick up a copy of the Daily Racing Form (DRF) in order to get the published word on The Man and his race tomorrow. The morningline for HP is 20-1; but don't let that get you down. Our Trainer called to tell me The Man is fired up and ready to go!
Woodrow is going to be matched up against some impressive competition--in
fact, there are horses that have raced before; and there are horses entered that were purchased for:
$75k, $90K, $100K, $275K, etc. So, "this ain't no chump race,"
and Woody will have to be on his "A" game to be competitive and to
prove out the Mojo Mission. For whatever it's worth, two of the DRF's
handicappers have HP in their top three.
It's Race Time!
Mojo's Leading Dude, Hollywood Pegasus, has been officially entered in Race #12 at Turfway Park on
February 9, 2008
Woodrow will be ridden by local Victor Lebron. Victor is one of the leading riders at Turfway Park
Our Trainer reports that The Man is in top form—in his last breeze (Sunday, February 3), he worked five furlongs in 1:01.6. John said, “The horse is ready. He's strutting around, feeling like King Kong. He should be competitive his first time out.”