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Shez for You Wins and Embodies the Mojo Concept!


June 24, 2016 

Mojo's 2YO Filly, Shez for You (by Macho Uno out of Shebelongstoyou) wins in her third start--a 5-furlong maiden special race at Lone Star Park (LS) on Friday, June 24.

“It was an ideal effort by our Filly,” exclaimed Fred Taylor, Mojo’s CEM.  “Outstanding start, comfortable run sitting off the pace, and a strong finish.”

Race Recap    

Shez for You was as cool as the other side of the pillow in the gate while waiting for the other runners to load.  Jockey Lindey Wade and Shez for You were quick from the gate and up to the front of the pack along the backstretch.  Around the far turn, the Mojo Filly was sitting off the pace and biding her time waiting to make a move.  At the top of the stretch, Lindey called on Shez for You to go to work and at the eight pole the Filly was all business with her eyes on the only horse with a short lead.  At the 16 pole, Shez for You pulled away and kicked clear to win the race by 2 and ¾ lengths.  The Filly galloped out strong around the Clubhouse turn.

“She did everything I asked her to do,” Lindey reported.  “Very professional out of the gate and down the backside.  Around the far turn, she got a litte comfortable with herself—she was in control, not under pressure, but started looking around—so, I had to get her mind back on her business.  By the time we reached the top of the stretch, she was focused and ready to strike. Then, when I asked her to go, she took off just like you would want.”

When asked if she had anything left: “Oh, yeh!” Lindey exclaimed.  “There’s plenty more.  She’s having fun out there and she’ll do well going longer—she should be nicely suited for two turns.”

Back at the barn, Shez for You was in good spirits, alert, and with a healthy appetite.

"All the credit goes to JR (Caldwell - Mojo's Trainer), his Team, and our rider for taking good care of her each day and in her first three races," Fred explains.  "Shez for You's effort in this race was the culmination of proper care, training, temperament, racing experience, and riding form."

“Everything came together as we planned for her, and I like the way she’s developing,” JR said.  “She trains like a perfect student; enjoys what she’s doing; doesn’t have any issues; has handled the pressure of the competition in her previous races; is relaxed and not bothered coming from off the rail or pace; and continues to show us that she has more to give.  My Team has taken good care of her so she can do what she does best.”

Shez for You Embodies the Mojo Concept

“Her purchase, her development, her potential, and her collective results (from 3 races) are the living results of the Mojo Concept,” Fred says. 

Shez for You was purchased with the residual funds from Mojo’s 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale budget and she became the third horse in the Mojo Trio.  

Fred explains, “At the time, after we bought the first two horses, JR said: You know what we’re missing?”  And, Capital Partner Evelyn Middleton replied:  A Filly.  I said: Well, you know, we have money left over… Then Evelyn immediately said: Guys, go get us a Filly!” 

Mojo’s decision to buy Shez for You wasn’t pre-planned, it wasn’t meticulously formulated, and it wasn’t based on in depth pedigree analysis.  It was based on fun!  And, it was also predicated with the best intentions of providing the Mojo Partners in this group with more than one opportunity to also have fun.  

“We stuck to our budget and we were confident our decision could serve our collective Mojo Group well in the future,” Fred says.  “What this little Filly is doing for us is truly wonderful, and I’m looking forward to watching her continued development.”

Next Steps?

“Now that we know what this Filly can do and will likely be able to do in the future, I’m looking at the rest of the year in terms of the number of races and best spots to run in,” JR explained.  “Right now, we’re still pointing toward the TTA Futurity on the 9th, but I'm keeping our options open for a a race that will fit her running style."

 So, stay tuned for upcoming racing info about the Mojo Filly, as well as more exciting news on our other Mojo Runners!

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Mojo Background

Mojo Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC (which conducts its racing operations as Mojo Racing Partners) is based in Fort Worth, TX and was formed in 2006.  Since then, Mojo has raced at Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, Indiana Downs, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Lone Star Park, Oaklawn Park, Remington Park, and Turfway Park.  Mojo’s on a mission to give people affordable and fun opportunities to participate in the exciting sport of Thoroughbred racing.