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Mojo Racing Partners launches their 2013 Lone Star Park (LS) campaign with a run away win!
Facing 11 other horses in Race 1 at LS on May 9, Pelham (4YO Gelding by Proud Citizen out of Model Performer by Theatrical) had a good/clean start from Post Position 12 and was hustled toward the front of the pack going around the clubhouse turn by Jockey Alfredo Contreras. Kept four wide down the back stretch, Pelham stalked the front runners to the half mile pole. Going into the far turn, Contreras called on Pelham to make his move. At the quarter pole, Pelham began to pull a way. Intro the stretch he took command of the race and opened up on the field in the final furlong. At the wire, Pelham won by 3 1/4 decisive lengths.
“On paper, Pelham was a step faster than the rest of the field,” reports Fred Taylor, Mojo’s CEM. “But, we weren't sure how the muddy track was going to affect his performance. As it turned out, thankfully, the conditions weren't a factor. JR had Pelham ready to go, and Contreras masterfully delivered the perfect ride!”
Pelham has won two races and finished third out of six races in 2013. And, he's finished on the board in seven out of 12 lifetime starts. Fred says, “All the credit goes to our Trainer, JR Caldwell and his Team—they do a fantastic job getting the horses under their care in top form, and Pelham's performance is a living example of that.”
What’s next for Pelham? “We’ll see how he’s feeling in a day or so, and then evaluate what’s best for him moving forward,” Fred explains. "This race was our kickoff at the Lone Star Park. So, if all's well, you'll see Pelham again, and several of our other runners under the Mojo colors on a regular basis through out this meet."
Mojo's on a mission to provide Smart, Affordable, Fun, and Educational (SAFE) opportunities to participate in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Pelham is one of the horses that's bundled in a two-horse racing package in which a person can own a 4% share for $500 during the Lone Star Meet.
"We want to help folks get involved involved as new owners (not just spectators),” Fred explains. “By offering two horses, it’s twice the fun and provides more options to have a better ownership experience at the races!”
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