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June 9, 2012

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Mojo Race Recap: Jackrabbit Runs Well and Finishes 2nd!

June 9, 2012 

Photo by Fred Taylor

If you like action, excitement, and entertainment, then Mojo delivered all of that on Friday night at Lone Star Park!  The weather was perfect, the place was packed, and Jackrabbit Fast ran a thrilling race that culminated in stretch duel in the final furlong.

“There was great energy at the track last night,” reports Fred Taylor, Mojo’s Managing Partner.  “Mother Nature treated us right; the place was packed; lots of Mojo Partners, family, and friends were on hand; and our horse ran a good race for us.”

Going seven furlongs over a fast track, Jackrabbit Fast contested the frontrunner (and morning line co-favorite) through the first half of the race; took the lead at the ¼ pole and into the stretch; led to the final 16th; and got caught at the wire to finish second by a head.

“It was a thrilling race, and I’m impressed with the way Jackrabbit ran,” Fred explains.  “The plan was to try to have him stalk the pace for most of the race; conserve some energy; and pour it on down the stretch.”  

Jackrabbit Fast had been off for several weeks, and he was ready to run.  “After the start, Bryan (Jockey) tried to keep Jackrabbit from gunning it without breaking the horse’s stride.  So, when Jackrabbit was ding-donging with the leader down the backside, I was interested to see if he was going to have anything left coming home,” Fred explains.  

Jackrabbit kept on going.  “Around the turn, Jackrabbit didn’t give in.  And, at the top of the stretch, he stayed in front of his rivals—at that point, it looked like he had the race in hand with a furlong to go.  Then he started looking around, and was weaving.  There was a big concert stage (which usually isn’t there) set up right next to the rail at the 16 pole, and that could have distracted him.  That’s the funny thing about horse racing—unfamiliar stuff out there can make a horse lose focus.”  

At the finish, Jackrabbit got caught and lost by a half of a length.  “Tough beat for sure.  That little distraction in the stretch probably cost him a step, and he ended up getting beat in the final jump at the wire.  Nevertheless, it was a great race for us; I’m proud of the way Jackrabbit ran; and my hat’s off to the winning connections—their horse ran well too.”

How did Jackrabbit come out of the race?  “He’s in good shape and was his usual self back in the barn—soaking up the attention!  His head was up; he was munching on the hay ball; and he didn’t have any outstanding issues.”

So, what’s next for Jackrabbit Fast?  “JR said he’s going to do a little work to try to get Jackrabbit to settle a bit more at the beginning of a race.  We know JR’s going to do what’s right for the horse without doing too much.  And, we’ll be looking for a good spot for Jackrabbit to run again at the end of June.”

Mojo Background

Mojo Racing Partners was founded in 2006 to
 prove that having fun; enjoying all the aspects of ownership; and upholding the highest standards in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry can be done for a fraction of the cost.  Mojo (the entity) is based in Fort Worth, TX; and our Runners have also raced in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. 

Mojo is forming a new general partnership to claim and run a thoroughbred racehorse--the new general partnership will offer 4% shares for $500 (each).  There are no monthly fees once the subscription price is paid.  The only things each person may have to pay based on their vested percentage are any additional medical, insurance (if purchased), and expenses incurred related to racing this horse (not to exceed the value of the horse) that aren't covered by any purse money earned.  You can pay with cash, certified check, or credit card.  Visit Become A Partner to learn more about this opportunity.

"We don’t pretend to be everything to everyone, and we aren’t trying to compete against the ‘Big Boys’ racing syndicates,” says Fred Taylor, Mojo’s Managing Partner.  “We want to give people an easy, affordable, fun, and low risk (financially) alternative to experience this great sport.  And, our Concept and Mission are designed to, first, provide the best care for our horses—before, during, and after their racing careers; set a good example for the industry; and provide a unique/educational experience for our Partners.  By offering this type of service, we believe there can be win/win memories that will last a lifetime."

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