Mojo Runner Race Results
Not In My Court Finishes Fourth in Debut!
November 15, 2007
It was quite blustery at race time—there were even snow flurries falling while we were standing in the paddock before the call to the post.
ran a game race: In typical fashion, Courtney was reluctant to load; but once
in, she broke well. Halfway down the backstretch, she was sittin' chilly
on the rail in third. The front runners put up a wicked pace that was no
match for our gal. Into the far turn, Court started drifting back; but
here's where it gets interesting. At the 1/4 pole, the Lil' Deb rallied, and into
the stretch, she made her move. At the 3/16 pole, she got bumped while darting toward the center of the track. And, unexpectedly, Courtney dug in and came
running. By the time she hit the 1/16 pole, she started passing
horses. Though unable to catch the top three, at the wire, our Gal
did finish fourth (and in the money). Her late kick and determination
were things you don't see when the horses are in training, and it's really
amazing to see it come out during a race.
I am very proud of what our Partnership accomplished with this Filly, and it feels really good to know that we gave Courtney a lot of TLC; surrounded her with some of the best services available; and put her in a position to have a Hell of a chance to be a competitive Runner.
Race Replay (you have to have realPlayer to watch the video)
Postcards from the Bluegrass State
from My Old Kentucky Home
morning, race day is finally here!
from HighPointe Farm and Training Center
The perfect word that describes the farm and our Runners.
from the Third Floor Clubhouse at Churchill Downs
Flipping to the race review
section of the program for tomorrow's race, here's what Churchill Downs track handicapper, Jill Byrne, has to say
about Race #3:
from the Churchill Backside
just left the Racing Office at Churchill Downs. The walls are covered w/
framed black-and-white photos of past Champions—one of which is Courtney's
Grand Daddy, Seattle Slew, working out on the Churchill backside. It was
an amazing site to be surrounded by such nostalgic racing history. And,
to see the legendary heritage of our Gal, well, it stopped me in my tracks and
took my breath away for just a minute.
It's warm and overcast here today; but a cold front is supposed to move in tonight—which should give our Lil' Deb an extra boost of energy.
Stay tuned! There's more good Mojo to come.
It's Race Time!
November 11, 2007
Mojo Filly, Not In My Court, has been
officially entered in Race #3 at Churchill Downs on
will be ridden by local rider Miguel Mena. Miguel was the leading rider
of the 2007 Summer Meet at Ellis Park (
Our Trainer reports that Courtney is working very good—in her last breeze (Saturday, November 10), she worked five furlongs in 1:02.4. John said, “Everything is fine; she’s getting fit; she knows her job; and she should be competitive her first time out.”
HP and Sister Brigid
November 11, 2007
Woody will be getting back to training the second week in November. Because
of Woodrow’s time off (we had him gelded because he was starting
to get too big for his own good), he’ll likely run at
On Thursday, November 1, our Patron Saint was introduced to the saddle for the very first time. I’m happy to report that she was very receptive; carried a wonderful disposition throughout; and is very classy in her demeanor.
You can watch a few videos of the saddle introduction by visiting Saint Brigid's Profile page.For those who are interested in becoming a Mojo Racing Partner, we encourage you to review our Current Offering page. We look forward to helping you get your Mojo Workin’!