Mojo News and Notes

October 2008

  • SB Holds On
  • Saint Brigid is set to race at Keeneland
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Saint Brigid Tires But Holds On

October 10, 2008

Mojo Racing Partners sent their two-year old Filly, Saint Brigid, to the post for her second race on Thursday, October 9.  On a glorious Fall day at Keeneland Race Course, Saint Brigid was entered in Race #1.  She was sent out of Post Position Seven, and ran with 11 other horses that were entered in the race.

Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor

According to Mojo Managing Partner, Fred Taylor, this was a test for their Filly:  “We want to run SB over the grass; but there aren’t any turf races being offered right now for which she would be competitive.  That said, she’s in terrific condition, and we didn’t want to waste her fitness.  So, this race offered a good opportunity to see how Brigid would perform on a bigger stage, before a larger crowd, over a different surface, and at a longer distance.”

Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor
Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor

Like her daddy (Chapel Royal), Saint Brigid was off and running with early speed.  She pressed the pace from the start; held her ground into the far turn; and though she started to tire at the top of the stretch, SB held on gamely in the final furlong to finish sixth best.

"I thought she'd run like she did in her last race at Kentucky Downs—you know, stalk the front runners, then go after them in the end," said Mojo Trainer, John Good.  "I'm a little disappointed with the way she got worked up out there.  So, I have to teach her to relax and come from off the pace."

Photo by Fred Taylor Photo by Fred Taylor

Jockey, Orlando Mojica, was called on to ride Brigid (he was aboard for her first race); unfortunately, Mojo had to switch gears at the last minute when an interstate traffic jam prevented the Orlando from making it to the track.  After the race, SB’s new rider, Shaun Bridgmohan, said, “She was restless with the outrider.  I tried to get her to settle; but she wouldn’t rate when the gates opened.”

“SB is a young Filly,” Fred said.  “She’s a May foal that had only one race under her belt.  Though her immaturity got the best of her today, I believe she got some good experience from this race.  Couple that with the adjustments that I’m confident John will make; and I think she’ll run a lot better her next time out—hopefully, we’ll draw into a nice turf race.”

Reflecting on the big picture, “You have to keep these things in perspective,” Fred explained.  “Racing at Keeneland is a privilege no matter what level you compete; and it’s an honor to able to be able to find a spot to race during their Fall Meet.  From that point of view, I’m happy for our Partnership.  We’ll count our blessings that our Runner came out of the race in good shape so we can keep moving forward with our turf plans.”

 Click on the links below to view the video clips...

SB Video 1

SB Video 2

Saint Brigid Entered to run at Keeneland

Time to get the Mojo Workin'!

October 5, 2008

SB has been training well since her debut race in September, and our Trainer says she's ready to face tougher competition.  As such, Saint Brigid is entered to run at Keeneland on Thursday, October 9!

The race conditions:  Race 1 - $21,000 purse.  Maiden/Claiming for Fillies Two Years Old at seven furlongs over the Polytrack racecourse.   Post position 7.

Kee Overnight - 9 OCT 08

“She's really been training well, looks fantastic, feels good; and while I think she'll be better suited for the turf (given her pedigree), this is the best race in the condition books until another over two-year old grass race comes available (November)," said Trainer John Good.  "She'll have the same rider, Orlando Mojica, as in her first race; and I'm confident we'll be very competative at this level."

Being able to race at Keeneland during their Fall Meet is an honor (it is the elite racing venue at this time of the year); and all Mojo Partners are looking forward to enjoying this exciting racing/ownership opportunity!