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Patsy C. Lake changes mind on calling it quits

- President of VI Horse Owners Association said she wants to see pari-mutuel wagering established in the Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands' icon and President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association Mrs Patsy C. Lake has changed her mind about calling it quits after a year at the helm. Photo: VINO/File
The next luncheon to honour VI’s horse racing stalwarts will be held on October 30, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
The next luncheon to honour VI’s horse racing stalwarts will be held on October 30, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Lake believes pari-mutuel wagering is necessary for horse racing to further develop in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Lake believes pari-mutuel wagering is necessary for horse racing to further develop in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association Mrs Patsy C. Lake has changed her mind about calling it quits after a year at the helm of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association.

It was in June of this year at a luncheon to honour horse racing pioneers and stalwarts of the territory that Mrs Lake had said she was not going to seek re-election after her one-year-term was up.

“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.

However, recently while on a radio sports programme aired on ZBVI 780 AM, Mrs Lake said persons have overwhelmingly demanded that she stays on as President as they felt she was the right person to take the sport forward, giving her no choice but to renege on her earlier position.

Mrs Lake also subsequently confirmed this information with Virgin Islands News Online.

Pari-mutuel wagering

She had also stated that one of the things she wants to accomplish as president is for pari-mutuel wagering to be introduced in the territory, something which she believes is necessary for the ‘Sport of Kings’ to further develop locally.

Meanwhile, the next luncheon to honour VI’s horse racing stalwarts will be held on October 30, 2016.

According to Mrs Lake, most of the persons to be honoured will be from the Humtums Ghut area. “It was a village known primarily for horse racing, horses, horse trainers and horse owners,” Mrs Lake told this news site.

See link to related story:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/patsy-c-lake-calling-it-quits-after-one-year

17 Responses to “Patsy C. Lake changes mind on calling it quits”

  • huh (12/10/2016, 10:10) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    She is a flip-flop too?
    • the rock (12/10/2016, 15:46) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      like or like her not, she did an awesome job in such short time, getting that new gate and having the government finally accepting the para neutral, no other president ever got that close!
      • SMH (12/10/2016, 20:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh really! You need to ask the Horse Owners what she has done for the sport other than buy a gate. Let's see what happens at the elections cause horse racing cannot survive another year under her leadership. And she has nothing to do with the government accepting para mutuel as the Minister discussed that in 2015 under the previous committee and met with horse owners to promote the idea and it has gone no where in 2016, so stop adding glory to the wrong person. Patsy has done nothing but destroy the sport!! If you don't believe me go Ellis Thomas Downs and see how many horse owners quit during the year.
  • horse racing (12/10/2016, 10:11) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    getting from bad to worst
  • The Auditor (12/10/2016, 10:28) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who would have been so foolish as to believe that Patsy was really going to step down. Only Trump would have believed that.
    • Shamook (12/10/2016, 14:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Same thing I was sayin. Going where?? You going have to either drag her out that position or she dies in it. SMDH
  • jokers (12/10/2016, 10:53) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    she holding on for Letty
  • ???????? (12/10/2016, 10:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ahaaaaa.???????????
  • Could it? (12/10/2016, 11:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    #Attention/PityDisorderSyndrome?
  • wize up (12/10/2016, 11:48) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's all about the benjamins
  • Well Sah (12/10/2016, 12:00) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Patsy Trump
    • MAN (12/10/2016, 15:05) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Man you people got a thing for Trump. Trump come here and lay down some serious cash and build businesses, you all will like him then.
  • Xxx (12/10/2016, 13:53) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    She has done a good job and deserves to stay
  • Hmm (12/10/2016, 20:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The good thing about it is she can't be president for another year if we don't want her. just wait and see what happen at the next election. Only who on the inside suffering know what going on. Just imagine we feeding our horses everyday and no races til December.
  • schupes (13/10/2016, 08:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Patsy cannot honestly believe she doing a good job. Where will the money come from to pay she for a gate and she taking months to pay purses. Why should we run for the gate again when it can't even pay the jockey. Patsy need to go sit down. The economy been bad for years and this the less amount of races and we ain't run for the gate under no other committee and she want we run for the gate twice in 2016?
  • Observer (14/10/2016, 21:44) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will they draw the raffle for the Audi?


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