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September 12, 2012

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Jackrabbit Fast Wins!

September 12, 2012 

Photo by Lindsay Simon

Winning is the icing on the cake for a horse and a group that’s on a mission—a mission to demonstrate that participating in the sport of Thoroughbred racing can be affordable and fun.

Facing a full field in Race 10 at Remington Park on September 12, Jackrabbit Fast (4YO Gelding by Aldebaran out of My Own Lovely Lee) went to the lead and never looked back.  “On paper, Jack’s times are a step faster than the rest of the field,” reports Fred Taylor, Mojo’s CEM.  “And, fortunately for us, that’s the way the race played out.”

From the start, Jackrabbit Fast was essentially locked into a match race with the #6 horse, and the two ran together ahead of the rest all the way to the wire.  Jackrabbit out lasted all others completing six and a half furlongs in a respectable 1:18 and change.  “The opening fractions were quick (22.2),” Fred explains.  “Though I knew Jackrabbit was in good shape, the only question in my mind was, could he hang on to out finish his rivals, as well as any closers in the final furlong, and he did!”  

Fred and Trainer JR Caldwell claimed Jackrabbit Fast early in the Spring Meet at Lone Star Park.  Since then (prior to tonight’s race), Jackrabbit had finished 2nd, 2nd, and 4th in a four-horse photo (respectively).  “All along, we knew this horse has the heart to win,” Fred cheerfully explains.  “And, after three very close races under the Mojo colors, I’m so proud that he got it done for us tonight!”

Jackrabbit is a gutsy horse that tries hard every time he steps foot on the racetrack.  Fred says, “I give a lot of credit to JR and his Team—they’ve provided an incredible amount of TLC to compliment Jack's efforts by getting him in tip-top shape, keeping him healthy, and finding the right spots to maximize his potential.  Their passion and good horsemanship makes for a winning combination.”

What’s next for Jackrabbit?  “Some well-earned R&R, of course,” Fred claims.  “We turned him around pretty quick for this race.  Plus, he’s already ran more this year than he has in previous years.  We’ll see how he’s feeling in a day or so, and then evaluate what’s best for him moving forward.”

Mojo Background

Mojo Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC (which conducts its horse racing operations as 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.  "We don’t pretend to be everything to everyone, and we aren’t trying to be like the ‘Big Boys’ racing syndicates,” Fred says.  "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.  By offering this type of service, we believe there can be win/win memories that will last a lifetime."."

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