McGraths believe in Mojo and clean up top awards at shows

TYNDALE clydesdale horse breeders Cathy and Tony McGrath have their Mojo working for them.

In the past two weekends their champion four-year-old stallion Mojo has cleaned up the top awards at the Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby shows.

Mrs McGrath, said Mojo, or Sarjon Park Majestic as he appears in the show program, won the Supreme All Breeds and Supreme Stallion of the Show awards.

The McGraths have 13 clydsedales on their stud, Grathbrae, including a three-quarter brother to Mojo and seven brood mares.

"All seven all breeds judges made him top score," Mrs McGrath said.

"It's many, many years since a Clydie stallion has won all the major awards at a show, let alone two in two weeks."

Although delighted, the couple are not surprised as they knew they had a special horse in Mojo and have spared no expense in developing him.

"We bought him from Young as a 12-week-old colt four years ago," Mrs McGrath said.

Last year the McGraths shipped him to Melbourne, where the trainer of the Carlton Brewery draught horse team, John Patterson, broke in their young star.

"He spent three months walking around the streets of Flemington and Melbourne dealing with the trams and traffic," Mrs McGrath said.

Mojo spent the next six months in a paddock at Young before returning to Grathbrae in April to prepare for these shows.

He is an important part of the McGraths plans to improve the gene pool of clydesdales.

"He has overseas breeding lines and the mares we're putting him to also have overseas lines," Mrs McGrath said. The couple believe a narrow gene pool may be responsible for some of the breeding problems which afflict the breed.

Topics:  clydesdales

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