From the Horseshoe Indianapolis Media Team / Tammy Knox:

Mr Chaos wreaks havoc in Harrison Handicap at Horseshoe Indianapolis

 

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Wednesday, June 5, 2024) – Mr Chaos proved to be a too tough to contain the field Wednesday, June 5 in the 21st running of the $100,000 William Henry Harrison Handicap. The Indiana sired gelding earned his fourth premier racing title at Horseshoe Indianapolis in the event.

Mr Chaos began from the center of the track with a plethora of horses seeking the top spot early in the six furlong race. It wasn’t until midway down the backstretch that horses began to back off with CJ’s Storm holding his own along the rail for Alberto Burgos and Pickle Feet gaining the advantage by a head for Santo Sanjur. Luckies Joy and Evin Roman joined the top two on the outside, leaving Mr Chaos on the outside behind him. Heading around the final turn, Orlando Mojica decided he had waited long enough on the horses in front of him and tipped Mr Chaos four wide coming out of the turn.

The move placed Mr Chaos in perfect positioning for the stretch drive. Once he was able to shake loose from the field, it was only Pickle Feet between horses and CJ’s Storm that stood in between him and the title. All three horses dug in gamely with Mr Chaos getting by late for the win by three-quarters of a length. Pickle Feet finished second by a neck over CJ’s Storm on the inside.

Mr Chaos paid $4.60 as the race favorite. The five-year-old son of Turbo Compressor is owned by Judy Dorris and Ken Sentel. He is a standout for Trainer Robert Dobbs Jr., who relocated to Indiana in recent years and maintains a stable of more than 20 on the backstretch of Horseshoe Indianapolis.

“He is a nice horse, and you can do anything you need to do with him,” said Mojica, who has three leading jockey titles to his credit at Horseshoe Indianapolis. “He can go to the lead, or he can come from behind. It started raining today during the race and I wanted to get him to the outside to keep the dirt out of his face. When it was time to move, I wanted to move him. He responded great. There was a lot of speed to keep up with the pace today.”

Mojica, a native of Puerto Rico, has ridden his entire career of more than 20 years in Indiana. He earned leading jockey titles from Hoosier Park and has three leading jockey titles to his credit at Horseshoe Indianapolis. The multiple Graded Stakes winning jockey has more than 2,700 career wins with more than $54 million accumulated in purse earnings.

Pairing up with Mr Chaos puts two veterans together for a lot of Mr Chaos’ success on the track. He now has nine wins and more than $587,000 in career earnings to move into fifth place on the list of all-time leading Indiana sired horses in state history. Mr Chaos was bred by Anthony Mathias and has spent his entire career with his current connections.

The 22nd season of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing extends through Thursday, Nov. 14. Racing is held Monday through Thursday at 2:10 p.m. All Quarter Horse dates are set for 10:45 a.m. Saturdays June 29, July 20, Aug. 10, Aug. 31, and Oct. 5. Indiana’s featured event, the Grade 3 $300,000 Indiana Derby is Saturday, July 6 with a first post time of 12 p.m. For more information on live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis, visit www.caesars.com/horseshoe-indianapolis/racing or find the track on Social Media @HSIndyRacing.

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