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Mojo Purchases 3 Yearlings at Keeneland for New Group
"Mission accomplished," reports Mojo's CEM, Fred Taylor. "We stayed within our budget and purchased three solid yearlings for our new group that we expect will fit nicely into JR's (Mojo's Trainer, JR Caldwell) program."Going into the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the goal was to purchase two fillies and one colt for the new racing group Mojo is forming for next year's racing seasons. Mojo's purchase strategy was similiar to previous years with a few changes to fit the particular interests of the Captial Partners and the dynamic of the yearlings offered this year.
Take Charge Indy Filly out of Great Design (by Storm Cat)
This well-bred filly is by Take Charge Indy (son of leading sire A.P. Indy) who was a multiple graded stakes winner, and his first foals are yearlings in 2016--including this filly. Great Design was unraced; but she has produced six foals (including this filly), four are winners, two have won over $85,000 each.
Frost Giant Colt out of Sinister Quill
This colt also comes from the leading sires Storm Cat and Giant's Causeway lineage of stallions. Frost Giant was a graded stakes winner, he is the sire of five crops in New York which include 80 winners and stakes winnners. Sinister Quill was a stakes placed runner that won three races and over $175,000. This is the dam's second foal.
Bodemeister Filly out of Diamond Tags
This filly comes from the Unbriddled and Empire Maker lineage of classic stallions. Bodemeister was a multiple graded stakes winner, this is his second crop of yearlings, which has already produced a stakes winner. Diamond Tags was a winner of over $65,000 and she is the dam of two winners from three horses of racing age.
Mojo will follow the general development plan we use for our yearlings: Early break, time off, and racetrack preparation during 1Q next year.
“All three horses have been shipped to Texas,” Fred explains. “From there, they will start their initial schooling to be taught manners, how to take a saddle, rider, and learn basic directions (start, stop, turning, etc). After some time off around Christmas to let their bodies rest and bones set, then they’ll begin initial training for the racetrack (which includes starting to breeze, incremental workouts, and gate schooling).
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For more info about becoming part of a Mojo Racing Partners group, contact: Fred Taylor (214) 957-4090.