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Trading Secrets ready for VI Triple Crown success

Tortola horse Trading Secrets is said to be in prime condition to take the VI Triple Crown by storm. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trading Secrets won his previous outing at Ellis Thomas Downs, over 1 mile in a time of 1:51. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trading Secrets won his previous outing at Ellis Thomas Downs, over 1 mile in a time of 1:51. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Chilean Boy is the second home-based horse taking part in the VI Triple Crown. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Chilean Boy is the second home-based horse taking part in the VI Triple Crown. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Triple Crown is back on the horse racing calendar, with the first leg scheduled during the meet to take place on Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

While there are still some issues to be resolved with the dates of the second and third legs slated for St Croix and St Thomas respectively, the owner of Trading Secrets, Mr Alex V. Lake of Family Affairs Stables, is in no doubt that his horse, Trading Secrets, is in prime condition to take the VI Triple Crown by storm and put the disappointment of the 2014 Championship being curtailed well and truly behind them.

“Last Year Town Hall was primed and ready for Triple Crown success,” noted Lake, “but because of differences of opinions amongst the Associations it never happened, although Town Hall triumphed in what was to be the first leg of the Crown, which became the VI Classic.”

Town Hall is on his way back from injury and Lake had originally planned to have him run in the Triple Crown after a second place finish in the St Thomas Governors Cup, the big race at the St Croix Agrifest races and subsequent successive wins in Tortola. However, the horse is not quite ready and Trading Secrets will enter the gate hoping to become the home crowd favourite.

The four year old was purchased by Lake from New Jersey, having also run in Florida.

“I’ve had him four months now and he has been improving every day. There were some leg and feeding issues, but he is now at peak readiness. St Moose from St Croix is a threat and is a previous big money winner from the States, but we will set Trading Secrets off the pace early, hang back before making a move and are confident of winning.”

Trading Secrets won his previous outing at Ellis Thomas Downs, over 1 mile in a time of 1:51, beating Still Unbroken along the way. Still Unbroken is also running in the Triple Crown opener while Chilean Boy is the second home-based horse taking part. He has already beaten Swag Daddy over 7 furlongs. These horses will complete the field for the first leg of the VI Triple Crown.

The full card for the 1 and 1/16th Mile first leg also includes Lesmore Smith’s, Chilean Boy, St Moose out of St Croix, Still Unbroken (stt) and Swag Daddy (stt).

The date for the second leg should be set by the time the first leg is completed and all hinges on whether the contract to run the course in St Croix, currently held by Traxco, is renewed.

The official race card for the meet on Sunday January 18, which includes the first leg of the Triple Crown, is:- 

RACE 1 5 Furlongs for Class D & E Horses 12:30 PM Purse $ 
1 Mark It A Wynn TOR Pleasant Valley Elwin Barry 120 Red/White/Blue
2 True Essence TOR Zion Stables Winston Maduro 115 Red/Yellow
3 Machoramus **DEBUT** STT Real People Racing Stables Dean Isles 120 Orange/Blue/White
4 Good Boy Daddy TOR Top Priority Racing Stables Lesmore Smith 120 Green/Orange/Red
5 Peacephilly **DEBUT** STX Chranelle Gerard Edwin Bramble 117 Green/Blue
6 Original Runner TOR Antho Racing Stables J. Harrigan 118 Purple/Black
 
RACE 2 6 1/2 Furlongs for C & D Horses 1:15 PM Purse $ 
1 Sin Mirar Atras TOR The Boys R. Simmonds 120 Red/White
2 Increase My Income **DEBUT** STX Jamal Jacobs Warren Jacobs 118 Turquoise/Blue
3 King Hugo TOR Top Priority Racing Stables Lesmore Smith 118 Green/Orange/Red
4 Extra Brew STT Brother's Stable B. Jude 118 Blue/White
5 Southern Dunn TOR Thomasville Stables Karl Thomas 115 Blue/Gold Diamonds
6 Prince of Speed  TOR Case Close Stables Wasi Charleswell 117 Green
 
RACE 3 7 Furlongs for Class C Horses 2:45 PM Purse $ 
1 Kid From Camerio STX Warren Jacobs Warren Jacobs 120 Turquoise/Blue
2 Jordan's Image **DEBUT** STT Alliance Point Stables Michael Smith 118 Maroon/Gray
3 Star Ship Titan Tor Strictly Business Stables R. Jack 120 Yellow/Green
4 Funny Accomodation STT L. Charleswell  L. Charleswell 118 Red/White/Blue
5 Buy Buy Buy Tor L&B Racing Stables Antonio Cordero 115 Black/White/Yellow
6 Fort Pyramid TOR The Boys Stables Rodney Simmonds 120 Red/White
             
RACE 4 1 Mile for Class C & D Mares & Fillies 2:00 PM Purse $ 
1 Pa Pa Pa Perfect STX Real People Racing Stables Dean Isles 118 White/Orange/Green
2 Extra Dinner **DEBUT** STX Delroy Byron Delroy Byron 120 Orange/Green
3 Miss Homer TOR Ronnie Hodge Ronnie Hodge 120 Red/Black
4 Kenny's Addi Blu **DEBUT** TOR Top Priority Racing Stables Lesmore Smith 118 Green/Orange/Red
5 Orithyia TOR Thomasville Stables Karl Thomas 115 Blue/Gold Diamonds
6 Bitter Sweet Dream **DEBUT** TOR L&B Racing Stables Antonio Cordero 118 Black/White/Yellow
             
RACE 5 OPEN Sprint 5 Furlongs 3:30 PM Purse $ 
1 Kanavayen Tor Cox Heath Stables Cox Heath Stables 120 White/Yellow/Pink
2 Joyfull Minister **DEBUT** STX Gilbert Hendricks Gilbert Hendricks 118 Green/Gold
3 Stephen Got Better  STT The Boys Stables Ira Petersen, Jr. 117 Red/Yellow/Blue/White
4 Luxury Appeal **DEBUT** STX Jose Felix/Cristobal Encarnacion Jose Felix Jr. 120 Green/white
             
RACE 6 1 Mile 1/16 for Class A Horses - Triple Crown Chanllenge 4:15PM Purse $ 
1 Swag Daddy STT Alliance Point Stables Michael Smith 121 Maroon/Gray
2 Trading Secrets TOR Family Affair Stables Alex Lake 121 Blue/Green/White
3 Still Unbroken  STT Camille Parris Elroy Pickering 121 Neon Grn/Black/Yellow
4 Chilean Boy TOR Top Priority Racing Stables Lesmore Smith 121 Green/Orange/Red
5 St. Moose  **DEBUT** STX James Bates James Bates 121 Red/Gold
             
RACE 7 1 Mile for Class A & B Horses 5:00PM Purse $ 
1 Admission **DEBUT** STT Bovoni Stables Randolph Marks 120 Orange/Black
2 Uptown Anthem **DEBUT** STX James Bates James Bates 120 Red/Gold
3 Doughmaker  **DEBUT** STX L&B Racing Stables Antonio Cordero 120 Black/White/Yellow
4 Blast Of Macho **DEBUT** STX Ivan James Tyrone Lake 120 Orange/Blue

Click here to view the racecard. 

 

9 Responses to “Trading Secrets ready for VI Triple Crown success”

  • xxxxxxxx (12/01/2015, 09:40) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    race card aint all dat yall
  • Yes (12/01/2015, 09:54) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The boyz are a set ah cowards.
  • race card (12/01/2015, 10:06) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    @xxxxxxx you probably don't go to races n don't know the horses because its a Beautyifull cArd the only thing we could have a 8th race with all the spear horses on Card pls consider thanks in advance VI for life baby
  • johnny (12/01/2015, 11:00) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well Sah! They trying a ting but it still not working, look at how many of those tick and flea animals being put to sleep. look at the weak crowds they have there at the races. Time to really turn that rubbish into a state of the art cricket stadium and see what a real crowd is all about.
    • YouSoundSoDumb... (12/01/2015, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      what damn cricket stadium... yu need go build a cricket stadium in yuh m*da.... HorseRaceIsLife

    • @ johnny (13/01/2015, 01:46) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Johnny boy I miss your jokes
  • on (12/01/2015, 14:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent races yall
  • Bandit (13/01/2015, 10:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I would not run any horses on that track. To many horses are injuring themselves on that track. One after the other are broken their legs on this track. Please fix the track before you all talk about triple crown.


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