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UPDATE: Leave it to Bern will race all comers – Asst. Trainer

Leave it to Bern in the winner's circle following his victory in the Liberty Day Classic on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Leave it to Bern won the Liberty Day Classic on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Leave it to Bern won the Liberty Day Classic on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Leave it to Bern won the Liberty Day Classic on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Leave it to Bern won the Liberty Day Classic on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Aaron (above with East End Tap) didn’t express much concern about talks that the team was mounting a challenge against VI Triple Crown winner and champion horse, Really Uptown, owned by Tortola’s L&B Stables. Photo: VINO/File
Aaron (above with East End Tap) didn’t express much concern about talks that the team was mounting a challenge against VI Triple Crown winner and champion horse, Really Uptown, owned by Tortola’s L&B Stables. Photo: VINO/File
Leave it to Bern destroyed the field to force a repeat win in the second leg of the Triple Tiara Crown at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack in St Thomas on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Leave it to Bern destroyed the field to force a repeat win in the second leg of the Triple Tiara Crown at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack in St Thomas on October 27, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Benny South street purple and white - winner race 1. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Benny South street purple and white - winner race 1. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Angel's Rock - winner race 2. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Angel's Rock - winner race 2. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Schatt the Bandit - winner race 3. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Schatt the Bandit - winner race 3. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Edge Ahead - winner of the sprint race 4. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Edge Ahead - winner of the sprint race 4. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Warriors Cove winner of race 8. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Warriors Cove winner of race 8. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Scene from the Children's Derby Race. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Scene from the Children's Derby Race. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron said, 'As the joint Associations continue to promote inter-island racing, we are pleased that The Boys Stables will once again be representing the BVI.' Photo: VINO/File
President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron said, 'As the joint Associations continue to promote inter-island racing, we are pleased that The Boys Stables will once again be representing the BVI.' Photo: VINO/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Scene from the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas on September 15, 2013. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following its latest victory in St Thomas, Assistant trainer, Enos Z. Aaron said Leave it to Bern will race any other horse that is placed before the team of the Boys Stables at the moment.

Aaron didn’t express much concern about talks that the team was mounting a challenge against VI Triple Crown winner and champion horse, Really Uptown, owned by Tortola’s L&B Stables.

He noted that while the VI Triple Crown was some way off and a few races away, the Boys Stables will be taking the races one day at a time.

The assistant trainer said ‘Bern’ is currently feeling well and doing everything well. “We’ll devise a strategy for the next race day which will be in Tortola and whoever they bring, we’ll have to run,” he said.

Aaron added, “all the work that we put in for the last three and a half weeks to a month really paid off in the win.”

Leave it to Bern finished first in its second consecutive race in the space of a few weeks in the Liberty Day Classic, the fifth race of the day for the Triple Tiara Crown on October 27, 2013.

The horse previously blazed the trail in setting a new track record in the Joseph "Bob Love" Sprauve Memorial Race on September 15, 2013 in the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown.

Head of the St Thomas-St John Horseracing Association, Wystan Benjamin, said while some rain may have affected the track over the last week or so it was dried out and performed well under the circumstances.

He felt the races were competitive and went well also and expressed pride at being a member of the horseracing association in this regard. “Three of the horses that we actually brought in and sold, were winners today,” Benjamin related. Angel’s Rock, on debut, was among these winners.

Stephen Got Better again won in the feature race of the Triple Crown, defeating Mae Ruler, OhBabyObeyMe and Bluegrass Rumor.

Benjamin said he expected good matchups for the final leg of the Triple Crown, which will be run on December 8, 2013.

Meanwhile, President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron said she was pleased with Bern’s performance and once again looked forward to his next outing.

November 17, 2013 is expected to be the next race date in Tortola after races were postponed in September.

Race results below:

Race 1 - 1:30 1/5
Benny Southstreet - winner
River Crescent
La Nina W

Race 2 - 1:36.1
Angel's Rock - winner
Charlie the Runner
Willa Bella
What's Poppin
Weir's Gap (scratched)

Race 3 - 1:36.1
Schatt the Bandit - winner
A Cat That Flies
Good Boy Daddy (scratched)

Race 4 - 1:12
Edge Ahead - winner
Bambi Bound
Swag Daddy
Shackles N Chains (scratched)

Race 5 - 1:42.41
Leave It To Bern - winner
Break Up The Game
Prince of Speed

Race 7 - 1:33.67
Stephen Got Better (The Boys Stables) - winner
Mae Ruler
OhBabyObeyMe
Bluegrass Rumor

Race 8 - 1:42
Warrior's Cove - winner
Twisted Dream
Mr. Gold Prospect
Tiger Glider
Diablo's Fire

See previous story posted October 27:

UPDATE: Leave it to Bern destroys field for repeat win

ST THOMAS, USVI – (Post Time: 5:20 P.M.) Leave it to Bern destroyed the field to force a repeat win in the second leg of the Triple Tiara Crown at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack in St Thomas today, October 27, 2013.

The horse ran wire to wire in the Liberty Day Classic, the fifth race of the day, to finish ahead of Break up the Game and Prince of Speed at the 1mile and 70yards distance.

The Tortola horse, running out of the Boyz Stables, finished in 1:42 2/5 with an even more impressive performance than the previous race to finish ahead of the field by as much as three lengths.

Leave it to Bern, after breaking the track record in the first leg of the Crown, walked away with a purse of $4,500 for the victory.

In the previous race, Edge Ahead defeated Bambi Bound and Swagg Daddy to finish in a time of 1:12:00. Shackles and Chains was scratched for the race.

Photos and more details to follow shortly.

See previous story posted October 24, 2013:

Leave it to Bern eying repeat win in Triple Tiara 2nd leg

ST THOMAS, USVI – Leave it to Bern will be seeking a repeat victory as he enters the second leg of the Triple Tiara Crown in St Thomas, USVI, this Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack.

'Bern' is likely to be the only horse representing the [British] Virgin Islands as Good Boy Daddy, slated to run in the third of seven horse races, did not arrive as scheduled.

The Tortola horse, Leave it to Bern, blazed the trail in setting a new track record in the Joseph "Bob Love" Sprauve Memorial Race on September 15, 2013 in the first leg of the Triple Tiara Crown.

The horse defeated two other newcomers in Break Up the Game and Prince of Speed as well as St Thomas’ Sweet Sight over one mile and 40 yards for the victory in the fifth of eight races for the day.

Leave it Bern comes up against Break Up the Game once more and Prince of Speed in the one mile and seventy yards event for a purse of $4500.

While there were twelve debutants for the first leg, Bluegrass Rumor will be the sole debutant for the second leg in the main event, The Liberty Queen’s Classic 7½ furlong race running for a purse of $7000. Winner of the first leg, Stephen Got Better, will also be contesting the race.

Secretary of the St Thomas Horse Racing Association, Kareem ‘Pogo’ Thomas said he was pleased with the race card and said everything is a go for Sunday’s races.

Meanwhile, President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron said, “As the joint Associations continue to promote inter-island racing, we are pleased that The Boys Stables will once again be representing the BVI.”

Smith added that the Association again looked forward to a victory on Sunday.

There will also be a ‘Kids Derby’ being run off again during the races for children 7-10 years old with a winner’s prize of $60. Post time for the races is 1:45 P.M.

 

13 Responses to “UPDATE: Leave it to Bern will race all comers – Asst. Trainer”

  • ccc (24/10/2013, 08:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks vino I knew you will have this!
  • cnn (24/10/2013, 12:34) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Horse racing is dead in Tortola thank god for rock city to keep things alive
  • virgin gorda (24/10/2013, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let's go tola
  • DON Q (24/10/2013, 18:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    WHERE IS JOHNNY?
  • Huh? (25/10/2013, 00:49) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Where is the Minister who does nothing and likes to take photos? What about the para-muntural legislation?
  • @ Huh? (25/10/2013, 07:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    He dey trying to see how he can silence the media…lol
  • question (25/10/2013, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what are the boat times..anyone?
  • ccc (27/10/2013, 17:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    seems like Roney got a bad horse mehson
  • tola fan (28/10/2013, 01:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now we want the match up with leave it to berm and Really uptown boss on tola
    • shaw (28/10/2013, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Tola so soft dem will have that match up on rock city given dem a big payday
  • Really up town (28/10/2013, 10:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A me them ah talk ,me ah da big bad tripple crown champion any boy ready to step up,me ah eye ball you all then you a cuakers,run things ah we run things leave it to Bern
  • TALK THAT (28/10/2013, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    very good sports coverage as usual vino
  • BVI Fanzi (28/10/2013, 11:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You kno we really want that animal from st Croix that captured 2013 premier cup come now the flags a flying hope your ready to defend your big chat really up town is READY a u ,leave it to burn is a home boy let him shine while the sun a shine when we clash shake down like slevin,bud wite and the rest of all yo talk brings talk


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