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Triple Crown First Leg all set to be a grand affair

Virgin Islands pride will rest on the back of Trading Secrets in the first leg of the VI Triple Crown on Sunday January 18, 2015. 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
VI Triple Crown legend Really Uptown brought much pride and excitement to the Virgin Islands before a leg injury forced his owners to have him euthanised. Photo: Andre S. 'Shadow' Dawson/VINO
VI Triple Crown legend Really Uptown brought much pride and excitement to the Virgin Islands before a leg injury forced his owners to have him euthanised. Photo: Andre S. 'Shadow' Dawson/VINO
Swag Daddy of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Swag Daddy of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Another shot of Swag Daddy of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Another shot of Swag Daddy of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Still Unbroken of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Still Unbroken of St Thomas. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Chilean Boy. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Chilean Boy. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Another shot of Chilean Boy. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Another shot of Chilean Boy. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Trading Secrets of Tortola. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Trading Secrets of Tortola. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Excitement continues to build towards the First Leg of the Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs with news that the Challengers from St Thomas and St Croix have all safely arrived in the territory for the showdown on Sunday January 18, 2015.

The recently appointed new Association Board, under the leadership of Karen B. Smith- Aaron has pulled out all the stops to ensure a great spectacle, the infield is cut, the winners circle is gated to ensure safety, the track will be graded and security tightened.

During the Races and to add to the buildup there will be a High Heel Competition, a Fashion Show by JBY Fashions and Sariah’s Hair, Bows and Accessories as well as music by Vibe Band.

“Post time is 12.30 pm and all the big players are here, eight from St Croix and seven from St Thomas. There will be seven exciting races and of course the first leg of the Triple Crown,” noted Horse Owners Association media man, Andre S. Dawson. “The only horse not to come over is Admission, but we understand he has been retired,” Dawson added.

Home-based fans will be right behind Trading Secrets and Chilean Boy, but a stiff challenge will come from St Moose from St Croix, who is a proven big money winner and is a pre-race favourite amongst many who study the form guides.

“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 sit Trading Secrets off the pace early, hang back before making a move and are confident of winning,” commented Alex Lake, Owner of Trading Secrets

Whilst the focus will fall on race 6 over 1 and 1/16th of a mile, which also features Swag Daddy and Still Unbroken, there are many other potentially thrilling match ups during the afternoon.

Stephen Got Better is slated to face Kanavayen over 5 furlongs, L and B stables will be debuting Doughmaker in the day’s last race over a mile and Star Ship Titan, Fort Pyramid and Buy Buy Buy all run in the same 7 furlong encounter.

The track conditions are set to be perfect, the entertainment enthralling and the races thrilling as what will no doubt be a bumper crowd head to the Downs for the First Leg of the Triple Crown, with hopefully announcements made public as to the situation with the second and third legs, slated for St Croix and St Thomas respectively.

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

8 Responses to “Triple Crown First Leg all set to be a grand affair”

  • Hmmm (17/01/2015, 09:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    NFL Vs Horse Racing...hmm that will be a tough one
  • weed (17/01/2015, 09:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    seems like a good card yall
  • civil servant (17/01/2015, 10:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    all now me cant get mi increment so how me ah pay to go to races ah!
  • STX (17/01/2015, 10:22) Like (2) Dislike (17) Reply
    Tola will geh wha the duck geh.
  • $40.00 (17/01/2015, 12:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to the horse balled head buy with tax payers $$$$ can someone tell me the name?
  • tola (17/01/2015, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ stx st moose is in a real race talk after Sunday bloooooose this is tola remember that
  • Hann (18/01/2015, 12:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This event appears to be rushed and look who get the first leg with little advertisement.


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