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The Horse of the Month : Mojo's Pristina


Mojo’s Pristina is the first foal of our stallion Mikimoto’s Mojo out of Silver Patina by Friend’s Lake. She won a maiden special weight race, at 2 years old, hand ridden to victory by Carlos Marrero.. She was the first winner for our stallion and Maple Valley Farm LLC… Since she was the first winner for our stallion I was interviewed by the Mid-Atlantic magazine. The interviewer said since you have foaled for the last 20 years you probably don’t remember foaling Pristina. I answered, “Oh but I do”…Silver Patina was the first mare bred to our stallion and this was Miki and Patina’s first foal… I remember Pristina was foaled in the small barn, in the first stall on the right at 10 minutes to 12 midnight on February 11, 2011…The song “The Rhythm of Love” was on the radio when she took her first breathe…I know that because that almost became her name…She was a very smart little filly…Funny the things you remember even after foaling over 250 mares over the years…

Mojo’s Pristina is one special girl… She is a huge fan of Peppermints only because she was spoiled by Michael Furr and Linda Sours, who’s farm she lived at for the first 3 month of her life while we delivered a record 48 foals that year…

She was a tough filly on the track and a puzzle to figure out… I was at my wits end...She was three and back home after more poor results on the track… She was putting down good numbers in the morning, very, very easily…but the results in the races at night were very different. …</