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Really Uptown a no-show for Boxing Day races

- 5 races slated for Ellis Thomas Downs
Champion racehorse Really Uptown is a no-show for this year's Boxing Day races on December 26, 2013. Photo:VINO/File
The proposed race card for Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs is now in and five races are expected to be run off on race day. Photo: VINO/File
The proposed race card for Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs is now in and five races are expected to be run off on race day. Photo: VINO/File
Stephen Got Better (centre), coming fresh of consecutive wins in the first two legs of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas, will make a debut against All Country and Square One in the Fourth race of the day. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Stephen Got Better (centre), coming fresh of consecutive wins in the first two legs of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas, will make a debut against All Country and Square One in the Fourth race of the day. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The proposed race card for Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs is now in and five races are expected to be run off on race day, including a feature race that includes one horse on debut and another racing out of St Thomas.

Three debutants in total will be featured at the races on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

While champion racehorse, Really Uptown, continues to be a glaring no-show on the list of contenders and with the now unfortunate demise of rising star, Leave it to Bern, the Fifth and feature race of the day pits Mr Gold Prospect (St Thomas) against Buy Buy Buy (debut) and Town Hall over a distance of 1 1/16 miles.

Stephen Got Better, coming fresh of consecutive wins in the first two legs of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas, will make a debut against All Country and Square One in the Fourth race of the day in the one-miler for geldings, colts, fillies and mares.

The third race features Willa Bella (debut), Miss Homer and Orithiya. Miss Homer was the second horse to be purchased through a government funded grant acquired by the VI Horse Owners Association.

Good Boy Daddy, Power Ten and Tormento will feature in the 7 furlong second race of the day for D Class horses while Man from the Hill, Priority Express and True Essence will open proceedings for the day in the 6½ furlong race for D&E class horses.

President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron encouraged horse racing fans to come out and enjoy the races and the entertainment that will be on offer. "Our feature race includes Town Hall who made his debut on November 17th, placing third to Leave it to Bern and Swag Daddy along with Mr Gold Prospect from St. Thomas and a debut, Buy,Buy,Buy owned by Lettie Hodge of L&B Stables." Mrs Smith-Aaron said, "It has always been part of our culture to host Boxing Day races and we look forward to having a fun filled day"

See proposed race card below:

 

10 Responses to “Really Uptown a no-show for Boxing Day races”

  • Fan (20/12/2013, 09:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    reace card weak yall
  • soooo (20/12/2013, 09:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can it be assumed there will not be a 2014 triple crown
  • bamsee (20/12/2013, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So there wil be no horse of the year this year?
  • Well Sah (20/12/2013, 10:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would not take the chance and run a horse on that track. To many injuries has been happening lately.
    • jeff (22/12/2013, 15:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Unfortunately the status quo we have on the state of the surface will likely not change in the foreseeable future. or as long as the NDP is in power
  • cay (20/12/2013, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like really up town will not be back any time soon
  • sad sad sad (20/12/2013, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The minister and his gang spent money on the concession stands but not a dime on the track itself.
  • long road (20/12/2013, 17:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why has every single thing in this country gone down?


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