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Sound of Fury Hits the Board in 3rd Start

July 2, 2016 

Sound of Fury (by Broken Vow out of La Concerto) ran for the third time in a 5 furlong maiden claiming race at Lone Star Park (LS) on Saturday, July 2.

“Sound of Fury stepped up,” said Fred Taylor, Mojo’s CEM.  “We needed him to show us he has an interest in racing, and I think we saw that tonight.”

Coming off a lack-luster last-place finish in his previous race preceded by a 7th place finish in his debut, there were questions brewing insofar as whether Sound of Fury wanted to be a racehorse.

“In the last two months, the horse has changed a lot,” Fred explains.  “In particular, he has gotten a bigger: he’s grown taller, longer, and more muscular—he’s turning into a nice dark bay with a deep chest and big rear end; but his racing mind hadn’t caught up with the changes of his body.  So, in spite of his previous race results, we’ve been patient with him hoping there would come a time when the light bulb would come on in his mind and he would get into racing.”

Race Recap

From the start, Sound of Fury was alert—he came out of the gate well and was up with the pace.  Around the turn, he opened his stride and was biding his time behind two other frontrunners.  At the top of the stretch, Sound of Fury dug in.  Between the 8 and 16 poles, he caught the horse that was backing out of race, and though he got a little leg weary before the wire, Sound of Fury held on to finish a solid 3rd.

“He did good,” Jockey Iram Diego noted.  “He broke well, stayed with the pace, and hung in there from the top of the stretch.  He got a little tired at the 16 pole; but he never gave up.  He should move forward from this race.”

“I feel good about the way he ran,” Fred says.  “There are lots of positives in this race that we haven’t seen previously; but, most importantly, it looks like he wants to compete and has the ability to stay in a race with a large field of runners at this level.”

“We’ve been hoping it’s just a matter of time before he figures out what he needs to do,” explains JR Caldwell, Mojo’s Trainer.  “Sometimes a little drop in class and a different level of competition is all it takes for a horse to gain the confidence needed to apply himself.”

So, what’s next for Sound of Fury?

“The challenge going forward is to see if JR’s Team can motivate the horse to improve upon this effort,” Fred points out.  “It’s a balancing act between growth and mental development that they have to manage, and it’s fun to watch when the horse is equally interested in participating.”

We’re coming up on a break between the Lone Star Park and Remington Park meets,” Fred explains.  “This will give JR and his Team time to work on the horse’s fundamentals, strength, and stamina.”   

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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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, Prairie Meadows, 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.