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Really Uptown seeking rematch, horse was tired – L&B Stables

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online, Michael W. Hodge expressed that Really Uptown’s loss was entirely due to tiredness and stated that the horse will run again soon. Photo: supplied
Michael W. Hodge said although people might be speculating and saying things outside of the L&B stables camp, those on the inside know that there was nothing wrong with Really Uptown. Photo: VINO/File
Michael W. Hodge said although people might be speculating and saying things outside of the L&B stables camp, those on the inside know that there was nothing wrong with Really Uptown. Photo: VINO/File
Hodge also indicated that the horse is likely to next be on show in June at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola where the team is expecting to have a rematch with the horses involved in the Governor’s Cup race. Photo: supplied
Hodge also indicated that the horse is likely to next be on show in June at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola where the team is expecting to have a rematch with the horses involved in the Governor’s Cup race. Photo: supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Thoughts that Really Uptown will not rebound from his most recent loss in the Governor’s Cup at the St Thomas Carnival races on Friday, May 2, 2014 have been swiftly put to rest by the L&B Stables team.

Speaking exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online, Michael W. Hodge expressed that the horse’s loss was entirely due to tiredness and stated that the horse will run again soon.

“There is so much talk going on you don’t even know what to do… the horse is good… he tried,” Hodge stated about Uptown’s performance in the race.

He said although people might be speculating and saying things outside of the L&B stables camp, those on the inside know that there was nothing wrong with the horse.

According to Hodge “the jockey said the horse got tired coming down the stretch.” He denied that the horse was overworked during training before the race and noted that the horse remained in good shape.

He also hinted that the jockey’s position might be on the line following the loss but he could not comment on the issue as the team had not made a decision on the issue so far.

Hodge also indicated that the horse is likely to next be on show in June at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola where the team is expecting to have a rematch with the horses involved in the Governor’s Cup race.

26 Responses to “Really Uptown seeking rematch, horse was tired – L&B Stables”

  • Hmm.. (06/05/2014, 09:25) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    I respect the fact that the trainer/s didn't make no execuse abut pressure on the foot... But leh me be the first to say race sell out!!... Admission had to beat uptown... That was the plan
  • Truth (06/05/2014, 09:34) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    We know the truth L & B Stables! Don't worry, they won't get our jokey buy out again!
  • big joe (06/05/2014, 10:36) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Yes We know , good PR stunt Micheal, We understand we cant and wouldn't come with no excuses but we know what happen. We still love UP Town but we "HURTING BAD REALLY BAD"
  • drake (06/05/2014, 10:40) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    There you have it. so all who out there saying that we have a donkey and uptown will never run again come June..The excuses that ahyo start already bur ahyo horses need rest aint cutting it....God bless front barn some of you placed so we don't mind the noise!!!
  • paper boy (06/05/2014, 11:45) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This crap after we lost all our money on the race eh?
  • Fan (06/05/2014, 12:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Buy buy buy was tired also and he ride him straight to the finish line .......so what the excuse for really uptown ......if the jockey aint change the whole L&B camp was part of it... guess money real low ...........
  • JACK BE STILL (06/05/2014, 12:57) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hope so L & B because you left a lot of people hurting
    • the rock (06/05/2014, 15:08) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
      u all are so damn ungratefull when act and uptown was fulling up you all pockets everything was good now one race gone bad an u all here talking crap about brokes..put it to rest the horse was out matched that day!
      • Fan (06/05/2014, 15:53) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        The fans is what help with the purse so let them continue to hurt the dedicated fans the entire sports will flop...........Ray charles could see the darn jockey ain't ride the horse to the finish line
      • Fear play (06/05/2014, 19:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ the rock the peeps from VI ain't ungrateful L@B is and eventually they a going down were not gonna support they camp were dissopointed been sold to front barn
    • $$$$$$$ (06/05/2014, 18:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You can say that again many of us put of house and home!!!!
  • west (06/05/2014, 16:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    he jumping up now after he made me loose all me $$$$$
  • I'm up town they pull me up (06/05/2014, 16:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think it's so ungrateful for the L&B stable to sell they fans just so f---et man just so man,I knew better I know the horse to beat up town ain't come to the VI as yet and the Rematch STT ain't gonna bet so big you loosers,cowards best of STT/stj horse owners.
  • farmer brown (06/05/2014, 17:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tire and I here broke not me again with that stable
  • My My (06/05/2014, 18:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    One town its really up town!
  • ting 2 talk (06/05/2014, 19:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    So I guess whichever horse lose you could blame it on tiredness and request a rematch.
  • disappointed (06/05/2014, 19:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank god Admission lame.....Anytime he had run a better race the sell out might have been unnoticed.. whoever was in on this you all f...ing up the sport. Swag Daddy ran a very game race and if uptown was not in that race at all i would think James Penn is psychic because he would have won from gate to wire like he was saying for the whole of last week. Checking online i realized that Swag is a money horse. The race to be seen is Swag Daddy in his current condition vs Really Uptown (with an honest jockey and possibly honest camp as well) vs Town Hall at a mile +. Town hall is said to be hurt though...... Edge Ahead cant run with these horses Slevin neither, and Admission is LAME!! This race would also be a great test for Stephen Got Better.. Real Talk!!!
    • the rock (06/05/2014, 22:49) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      town hall jockey rode that race foolishly..if he had made his move on he back stretch and place town hall closer.. he would of pass swagdaddy with ease and won the governors cup..family affaires need to get rid of he a$$!
  • horse man (06/05/2014, 19:55) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I being betting horse for 40.years I know when a
    fix is on L-B shame on you I hope really up town
    never win a race again....just like landin craft.
  • cat (06/05/2014, 21:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just watch the tape a sell out indeed
  • Yes (07/05/2014, 10:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    ayo sad saw
  • UPTOWN MASSIVE (07/05/2014, 18:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Uptown all the way!!! We will be back, and Stronger than ever... shhhh... Don't tell nobody!!
  • open wide (08/05/2014, 01:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we are caught between a rock and a hard place, with what the L & B people are saying!!!!
  • See (08/05/2014, 12:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank you for this Mr. Hodge!


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