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Racing Debut for Sound of Fury and Left Coast Dreams
Two of the Mojo Trio, Sound of Fury (by Broken Vow out of La Concerto) and Left Coast Dreams (by Haynesfield out of LA Dreamin), ran for the first time in a 4.5 furlong maiden special race at Lone Star Park (LS) on Sunday, May 15.
“Debuts are tough,” said Fred Taylor, Mojo’s
CEM. “There are lots of unpredictable
possibilities, and it’s important not to lose sight of the potential no matter
the outcome of the first race.”
The day started with confusion in the silks room about the colors for our riders, and it was too late to correct the problem before the call for riders up. Then another horse got spooked in the saddling paddock, dumped its rider, flipped over, and thankfully was caught before running freely. The horse was scratched from the race, and the remaining seven made their way to the track.
"That could’ve turned out bad for anyone in the paddock,” Fred continued. “It wasn’t our horse; but it was our Trainer, JR Caldwell, who reacted quickly and grabbed the reigns before the horse took off toward the owners’ area. We all have to count our blessings that no one was injured."
Once on the race track, the Mojo Runners warmed up just fine; entered the gate smoothly; and settled nicely while waiting for the others to load. After the gates opened, the race itself yielded mixed/bitter-sweet results for our horses.
Left Coast Dreams started alertly and was up with the pace down the backstretch. Sound of Fury came out hesitantly and was slow to get into the race (a very green start). Into and around the turn, Left Coast Dreams was digging in, making up ground, and was in 3rd at the top of the stretch. Meanwhile, Sound of Fury dropped back, was toiling, and simply didn’t have a shot this afternoon. With a furlong to go, Left Coast Dreams held 3rd and it was only at the 16th pole that he began to get a little leg weary, was caught by two closers, and passed right before wire to finish 5th. Sound of Fury simply wasn’t a factor today and finished in 7th.
I’m pleased with the way Left Coast Dreams ran,” JR said. “And, I’m not concerned about Sound of Fury—he just hasn’t figured out it’s time to be a racehorse. We’ll do some things to try to help turn on the lightbulb for him, and Left Coast Dreams will do better as the racing distance gets longer.”
Both horses returned to the barn in good form, and they picked up some important experience from this race. Those are small; but important accomplishments. Horses mature and come into their own at different paces, and these Mojo Runners will have more to offer in the coming months.
So, stay tuned for upcoming racing info about Sound of Fury and Left Coast Dreams, as well as more exciting news on our other Mojo Runners!
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