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My Pal Shawn & St Moose to renew rivalry @ STT Carnival Races this Friday

- 3 Tortola horses in Governor's Cup race; 12 VI horses in total featuring in 8-race card at Clinton E Phipps racetrack
The Governor’s Cup will see a rematch of speedsters My Pal Shawn (left) and St Moose who clashed in the feature race of the VI Classic at Ellis Thomas Downs in Tortola on January 17, 2016. St Moose, owned by James Bates, completed the one mile run for Class A horses in 1:46 to snatch the $20,000 winning purse. Photo: VINO/File
Virgin Islands horse owner Lesmore Smith said he expects Giant Valley to win the Governor's Cup. Photo: File
Virgin Islands horse owner Lesmore Smith said he expects Giant Valley to win the Governor's Cup. Photo: File
12 VI horses in total will be featuring in the 8-race card at Clinton E Phipps racetrack in St Thomas, USVI on April 29, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
12 VI horses in total will be featuring in the 8-race card at Clinton E Phipps racetrack in St Thomas, USVI on April 29, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
Tortola's Bitter Sweet Dream will be competing in race four. Photo: VINO/File
Tortola's Bitter Sweet Dream will be competing in race four. Photo: VINO/File
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Optimism is high among Virgin Islands horse owners as the St Thomas, USVI Carnival races on April 29, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps racetrack fast approach.
Race one, the Governor's Cup, features Giant Valley and My Pal Shawn of Tortola, St Moose of St Croix, Tenango of Tortola and Call Daddy of St Thomas.
 
The Governor’s Cup will see a rematch of speedsters My Pal Shawn and St Moose who clashed in the feature race of the VI Classic at Ellis Thomas Downs in Tortola on January 17, 2016. St Moose, owned by James Bates, completed the one mile run for Class A horses in 1:46 to snatch the $20,000 winning purse.
 
Race two will feature Pumped Up Kicks, Simon Sez Run of St Croix, Exploring of Tortola, How's A Wynner of St Thomas, Honors of Tortola, Gabarato of St Thomas and Suspicious U from St Croix.
 
Race three will see Bellamy Chief of Tortola duking it out against the likes of Lil Bart of St Croix, Apollo Sky of Tortola, Star Ship Titan of Tortola and Macho Coach of St Croix.
 
Race four will see Crazy Laura of Tortola coming against Fair Command of St Thomas, Bitter Sweet Dream of Tortola, Scripture n Verse of St Thomas and Top Class Citizen of St Croix.
 
In race five it will be Explosive Image making its debut from St Thomas, I'm Sensational of St Tomas, Uptown Anthem of St Thomas, Wrol Up of Tortola and Big Meow of St Thomas.
 
Race six will feature Brass Note of St Thomas, along with Unguided Missile of St Thomas, Perfect Sunday of St Thomas, Bar Magic of St Thomas, Center Gold of St Thomas and Thestarvingartist also of St Thomas.
 
Race seven will see Yes By Eric of Tortola, Noble Forever of St Thomas, El Indultado of St Thomas, El Hombre Grands of St Croix, Gus is Tuf of St Thomas and Atorrante of Tortola taking to the gate.
 
The eighth and final race of the day will feature La Nina W of St Thomas, Dramacidel of St Thomas, Rana B of St Croix, City Splendor of St Thomas, Watta Gig of St Croix, Windworthy of St Thomas and Swiggle of St Thomas.
 
VI horse owners optimistic
 
Contacted for a comment, trainer at The Boy's Stables Enos Z. Aaron said their horse Tenango, running in the Governor's Cup, is expected to do well. “We have Apollo Sky running in a six furlong, we have Yes By Eric running a mile and 7/8 which should be a C Class race and we have Wrol Up running a B Class one mile.”
 
He said his horses are well fit and ready to go. “I am expecting a lot out of them...I am expecting four wins out of them,” he said.
 
Aaron added that the stables bought Tenango in the United States. “We had him a while and we brought him to the USVI where a good friend of ours is there training him and we are expecting a good run,” said Aaron.
 
12 Tortola horses to compete 
 
President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association, Patsy C. Lake is optimistic of the VI's chances of returning the Governor's Cup to the territory.
 
“We have 12 horses going. We are hoping that they could be successful in winning the Governor's Cup and that it will be coming back to the BVI...There are lots of other races and so we are hoping that our horse will do exceedingly well,” she said.
 
Virgin Islands horse owner Lesmore Smith said he expects Giant Valley to win the Governor's Cup. He also has Bellamy Chief and Crazy Laura in supporting races and he expects big things from them as well, as he is for Exploring.
 
“So I am competing in the four competitive races of the day and I am looking at a chance of winning as much as I can,” he said.
 
See Proposed Race Card below:
 
 
 

9 Responses to “My Pal Shawn & St Moose to renew rivalry @ STT Carnival Races this Friday”

  • Fan (26/04/2016, 07:41) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope BVI Horses clean up yall
  • tola (26/04/2016, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Races nice mom
  • the real deal (26/04/2016, 10:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    FRONT BARN have a new horse name "INTEGRITY"......He is for real!...if you don't believe me check on horseracingnation.com or on youtube...He blew away TENANGO who blew away ST.MOOSE.
    • the rock (26/04/2016, 13:58) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      mypal shawn is going to win that race people, dont say I did not tell u all!
  • win which race (26/04/2016, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    giant valley win what? Less more drunk or crazy?
  • National Pride (26/04/2016, 20:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    it will have more people going down to st. Thomas than came out to tortola last race SMH
  • represent (28/04/2016, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Atorrante for the WIN ! #284Racing!


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