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Big showdown expected @ Aug 4 races

-Wrol Up, Town Hall & Chilean Boy of Tortola face off against St Moose of STX & Break Up The Game of STT in Premier’s Cup
Come Tuesday August 4, 2015, Ellis Thomas Downs is set for a showdown when the Premier’s Cup is run at the Festival Races, featuring Wrol Up, Town Hall, Chilean Boy of Tortola and St Moose of St Croix and Break Up The Game out of St Thomas, USVI. Wrol Up and Town Hall are pictured left and right respectively. Photo: VINO/File
Chilean Boy on track. Photo: VINO/File
Chilean Boy on track. Photo: VINO/File
Town Hall owned by Family Affair Racing Stables during a previous race. Photo: VINO/File
Town Hall owned by Family Affair Racing Stables during a previous race. Photo: VINO/File
Break Up The Game leading a previous race. Photo: VINO/File
Break Up The Game leading a previous race. Photo: VINO/File
St Moose during a race earlier in the year. Photo: VINO/File
St Moose during a race earlier in the year. Photo: VINO/File
Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Esther N. Fraser said that there is a lot for the fans on Tuesday. Photo: Provided
Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Esther N. Fraser said that there is a lot for the fans on Tuesday. Photo: Provided
Violet 'Letty' Hodge is confident of her horses in the races. Photo: VINO/File
Violet 'Letty' Hodge is confident of her horses in the races. Photo: VINO/File
Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables said that it is the intention to have Chilean Boy emerge the Premier’s Cup as winner and he is confident this can happen. Photo: VINO/File
Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables said that it is the intention to have Chilean Boy emerge the Premier’s Cup as winner and he is confident this can happen. Photo: VINO/File
Speaking on behalf of The Boys Stables, Enos Z. Aaron said that Apollo Sky has been given a rest for this race meet due to a small injury. Photo: VINO/File
Speaking on behalf of The Boys Stables, Enos Z. Aaron said that Apollo Sky has been given a rest for this race meet due to a small injury. Photo: VINO/File
The race card for the August 4, 2015 races. Photo: Provided
The race card for the August 4, 2015 races. Photo: Provided
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Ellis Thomas Downs is set for a showdown on August 4, 2015 when the Premier’s Cup is run at the Festival Races, featuring Wrol Up, Town Hall, Chilean Boy of Tortola and St Moose of St Croix and Break Up The Game out of St Thomas, USVI.

Race one of the card will see L&B Thunder of L&B Racing Stables, Power Ten of Zion Stables, Orithyia of Thomasville Stables, Motions for Appeal of Case Closed Stables and Trust Me out of St Croix owned by Elvis Davis coming together.

Race two will feature Meddling Birdie of Mission House Stables, Funny Accommodation of VI Stanz Stables out of St Thomas, Sin Mirar Atras of The Boys Stables, Southern Dunn of Thomasville Stables and D’Pretender out of St Croix and owned by David Brewster.

Race three will see Unguided Missile, owned by Kaj Mercer Jr. of St Thomas, coming up against Yes By Eric of The Boys Stables, Coupon of Brothers Stables of St Thomas, Buy Buy Buy, owned by Jarrel ‘Jay Jay’ Rhymer, and Bar Magic and Little Bart of St Thomas and St Croix respectively.

Race four will be a three horse race among Scripture & Verse of BMX Stables of St Croix, Bitter Sweet Dream of L&B Racing Stables and Yourluckytohaveme owned by J. Withey of St Croix.

Race five will feature My Pal Shawn of Family Affair Stables making its debut, Luxury Appeal of One Time for One Time Stables, Star Ship Titan of Strictly Business Stables and Great Friends Rule, making its debut from St Thomas for BW Stables.

Race seven will see Trading Secrets of Family Affair Stables coming up against How’s A Wynner of No Limit Stables, Pumped Up Kicks of Brothers Stables of St Thomas and Prince of Speed of Case Closed Stables.

Apollo Sky resting up

Speaking on behalf of The Boys Stables, Enos Z. Aaron said that Apollo Sky has been given a rest for this race meet due to a small injury. “I have Wrol Up coming up in the Premier’s Cup and I have Yes By Eric in a lower class race and I have Sin Mirar Atras which, will be running in an even lower class,” he said.

“The great Apollo Sky won’t be making it for the August 4 races. He has a slight injury and we just decided we are going to rest him. He has been good to us so we are going to be good to him,” he said. He, however, expressed confidence for his horses in the race.

“I am hoping that I can have three winners. They are feeling good and they are ready to go…so I am expecting three big runs out of these three horses,” he said.

Speaking to this news site from Ellis Thomas Downs yesterday July 31, 2015, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge of L&B Stables expressed confidence in her horses Bitter Sweet Dream and L&B Thunder.

“I am confident that Bitter Sweet Dream will do well because she has been improving every race. Then I have L&B Thunder. This will be his fourth race. He is a young horse and we are taking our time with him. We are not rushing him,” she said.

Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables said it is the intention to have Chilean Boy emerge the Premier’s Cup as winner and he is confident this can happen. “It is tough and challenging as always, but it is horseracing and anything can happen,” he said.

Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Esther N. Fraser said that there is a lot for the fans on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 the BVI Horse Owners’ Association proudly presents the auspicious Festival Races.
There are seven races planned with for the festivities with seven horses making their debut, two which are from the BVI.

"Racing fans can expect a variety of entertainment including 2014 Road March Champions, VIBE, performances by 2015 BVI Groovy Soca Monarch Tino and VI Style Soca Monarch 2015 Dante Wattley. Also, look forward to the High Heel Shoe Competition, sponsored by Reality by TDS and the Kids Fashion Show featuring Tutus by Fairy Dust. Come join us! There will be plenty colours to be seen as we celebrate VI Festival 2015 at the Ellis Thomas Downs racetrack,” she said.

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