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Keen competition expected @ all-Tortola races on Feb 28, 2016

- Bellamy Chief, Exploring & Honors to face off in feature race @ Ellis Thomas Downs
An all Tortola event is upcoming this Sunday February 28, 2016 as the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association stages its race meet featuring five races and horse owners are pumped with expectation of their animals doing well. Photo: VINO/File
Five races are listed for the day. Photo: VINO/File
Five races are listed for the day. Photo: VINO/File
Patsy C. Lake. Photo: VINO/File
Patsy C. Lake. Photo: VINO/File
Violet 'Letty' Delville Hodge. Photo: VINO/File
Violet 'Letty' Delville Hodge. Photo: VINO/File
Lesmore Smith. Photo: VINO/File
Lesmore Smith. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – An all Tortola event is upcoming this Sunday February 28, 2016 as the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association stages its race meet featuring five races. Horse owners are pumped with expectation of their animals doing well.

The feature race of the day is a race among three horses: Bellamy Chief making its debut and owned by Top Priority Stables, Exploring also owned by Top Priority Stables and Honors owned by Family Affair Stables. This will be a seven furlong race for Class A horses and it will be the fourth race of the day.

Race one, a seven furlong race for Class E horses, will feature Dramacidel owned by Case Closed Stables, Joshua owned by Top Priority Racing Stables, and L&B Thunder owned by L&B Racing Stables.

Race two, a seven furlong race for Class D horses, will feature Buy Buy Buy owned by 284 Racing Stables, Mark It A Wynn owned by One Time for One Time Stables, Sir Whisley owned by The Boys' Stables, Gottocha Bob and Meddling Birdie both owned by Mission House Stables.

Race three, a six and a half furlong race for fillies and mares, will feature Miss Homer owned by Kierra Hodge, Bitter Sweet Dream owned by L&B Racing Stables and Crazy Laura owned by Top Priority Stables.

Race five, a six and a half furlong race for Class B & C horses, will feature Chilean Boy owned by Top Priority Stables, Yes By Eric owned by The Boys' Stables, Daboluck owned by Thomasville Stables, Atarrante owned by 284 Racing Stables and Star Ship Titan owned by Strictly Business Stables.

President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association Patsy C. Lake said in a comment that apart from the race action there is supposed to be a fashion show during the day.

“We have five races. Post time is 1:30 pm. We are going to have a fashion show put on by Jermain Smith and company and that is the highlight and it will be just before the feature race, the fourth race of the day,” she said in a comment to this news site.

Horse owners express confidence

Veteran horse owner Violet 'Letty' Delville Hodge said she is expecting her horses L&B Thunder and Bitter Sweet Dream to do well. “I expect them to win,” she said, adding that her horses are in tip top shape ahead of the races.

Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables has five horses in the running, two of which are in the feature race – Bellamy Chief and Exploring. “At the and of the day I feel confident about the feature race,” he said.

“I expect a good race, I expect an excellent race out of it. I am looking forward for great things out of [all the horses],” he said.

While he acknowledged that it was not a "big day," he encouraged persons to come out and show their support for the event.

See Official Race Card below:

 

9 Responses to “Keen competition expected @ all-Tortola races on Feb 28, 2016”

  • watchman (25/02/2016, 08:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    just happy we have reached the stage where we do not need st. Thomas BAM
    • Well Sah (25/02/2016, 10:33) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      You will always need St Thomas because when there are inter island races it always make the races more exciting. BAM with your bad minded self. BAM BAM
    • fool (25/02/2016, 11:01) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      We need st.thomas because we cant be racing the same horses against each other over and over....It will be boring without the USVI.
  • Wise Eyes (25/02/2016, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let see this one over again,hmmm
  • sad to say but (25/02/2016, 10:54) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Horse racing gone from bad to worst
  • Well Sah (25/02/2016, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    What are the purses? Are we that broke?
  • --------------------- (25/02/2016, 15:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great horse race coverage VINO
  • Hmmm (27/02/2016, 13:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why you all charging $15 for regular races. From i been going races is Carnival, boxing day and if it had tripple crown is when its $15.


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