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Patsy C. Lake calling it quits after one year!

-makes early announcement @ not putting herself back up for President of VI Horse Owners Association after her term expires
President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Patsy C. Lake has made an early announcement at calling it quits after a year at the helm. Photo: VINO
Mrs Patsy C. Lake is currently working towards acquiring a new starting gate for Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Patsy C. Lake is currently working towards acquiring a new starting gate for Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Patsy C. Lake has made an early announcement at calling it quits after a year at the helm.

In an election on December 15, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs that saw a small turn out of horse owners and the absence of some members who were nominated and reelected, veteran horse owner, businesswomen, and local heroine, Mrs Lake was elected President of the VI Horse Owners’ Association to serve for the 2016 term.

The mother of horse owner Alex V. Lake of Family Affairs Stables, had beat out seasoned horse owner of many of the best horses in the Virgin Islands, Mrs Violet 'Letty' Delville-Hodge.

Halfway into her tenure, however, Mrs Lake has already stated that she may not put herself up for relection when her tenure expires in December 2016.

“I would like to say thank you to all who have attended this luncheon, thanks for coming, I look forward to you continuing to come and come again because we got so much more before the year closes off and before I give up my presidency,” announced Mrs Lake at the conclusion at the luncheon to honour a number of horse racing stalwarts on June 19, 2016 at Ellis Thomas Downs.

Following her announcement, persons at the luncheon encouraged her to stay on, saying she was doing a “good job” as president.

“I know that is what you wish me but unfortunately or fortunately it reads 71 and not 17, so you understand what I am saying,” Mrs Lake said.

Following her election, Mrs Lake sought to immediately bring recognition to persons who made invaluable contributions to the sport of horse racing over the years.

One of her intentions is to have regular horse races in the VI, something which she has been able to achieve so far.

A new starting gate is also to be realised for Ellis Thomas Downs under Lake’s tenure.

17 Responses to “Patsy C. Lake calling it quits after one year!”

  • Ha Ha Ha (23/06/2016, 12:11) Like (27) Dislike (19) Reply
    that's when yo like to be in thing
    • Hmmm (23/06/2016, 14:18) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
      You keep your arse off my family!
    • the rock (23/06/2016, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      that's why fools like u will never become something cause your jealousy will always get the best of you!
  • ccc (23/06/2016, 12:27) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why why?
  • facts man (23/06/2016, 12:40) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP Pressure no money to spend..Queen Elizabeth is sick of the NDP also ,don't worry PATSY go and run your own businesses leave them Crooked Cronies alone..
  • wize up (23/06/2016, 13:02) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok !
  • Fam (23/06/2016, 13:09) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    she has done a lot and pent a lot of her own money in the short year
  • Street reporter.. (23/06/2016, 14:02) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    This country is hmmm. No Legal gambling killing horse racing...No Casino at Cruise ship Pier killing the Pier and Tourism. Why is this place more righteous than others?. Give me two substantiated reasons why we are more righteous than St. Marten, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts. Etc. I can tell you one thing of fact. They tourism product is improving ours is declining..
    • dog (23/06/2016, 23:31) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      with gambling, it is the people who can least afford it that get sucked in. They keep hoping the next time... and spend their pay check. Many families break up over this. Have you checked crime and prostitution reports associated with gambling? Gambling can also be an addiction. We don't need it. The lottery is bad enough. Just treat horse racing as a sport, not a substitute pay check.
  • Hmm (23/06/2016, 15:58) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well saw BVI in a state 10 steps forward fifty backwards.
  • oh really!! (23/06/2016, 17:25) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Patsy killing horse racing. Just ask the horse owners, we running for nothing. Racing gone backwards if u ask me. We would not vote her back even if she paid us.
  • gamble (24/06/2016, 08:34) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    If the gambling money came in she would be 17
  • bye (24/06/2016, 11:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    So she didn't know she was 71 before she put herself up to run? Things that make you go hmmm. Guess it wasn't what she thought it would be.
  • ohshaw (24/06/2016, 16:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Patsy like to be in too much thing. How much thing she could be in? She even in the EasternUnion.


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