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UPDATE: On to the Governor’s Cup for Really Uptown!

The Governor’s Cup which is expected to be held in St Thomas, USVI next month is clearly the main thing on the horizon following yesterday’s (April 13, 2014) win at Ellis Thomas for the L&B Stables prize champion horse, Really Uptown. Photo: VINO
Despite the heavy trash talk preceding the race of Town Hall taking the proverbial ‘crown’ from Really Uptown, this was the kind of race that did not trouble co-owner of L&B Stables Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge. Photo: VINO
Despite the heavy trash talk preceding the race of Town Hall taking the proverbial ‘crown’ from Really Uptown, this was the kind of race that did not trouble co-owner of L&B Stables Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the Easter races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on April 13, 2014. Photo: VINO
There were scenes of congratulations and celebration minutes ago as Tortola-based race horse Really Uptown won today’s race meet at the Ellis Thomas Downs by two lengths and in a time of 1 minute 30 seconds. Photo: VINO
There were scenes of congratulations and celebration minutes ago as Tortola-based race horse Really Uptown won today’s race meet at the Ellis Thomas Downs by two lengths and in a time of 1 minute 30 seconds. Photo: VINO
Really Uptown fought off the competition and headed home in front of Town Hall and Ethelred, also based on Tortola, which placed second and third respectively. Photo: VINO
Really Uptown fought off the competition and headed home in front of Town Hall and Ethelred, also based on Tortola, which placed second and third respectively. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Governor’s Cup which is expected to be held in St Thomas, USVI next month is clearly the main thing on the horizon following yesterday’s (April 13, 2014) win at Ellis Thomas for the L&B Stables prize champion horse, Really Uptown.

Despite the heavy trash talk preceding the race of Town Hall taking the proverbial ‘crown’ from Really Uptown, this was the kind of race that did not trouble co-owner of L&B Stables Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge.

“Of course, I have to defend my Governor’s Cup, I need another one,” Hodge responded when asked about what was next on the Horizon for Uptown.

“I feel wonderful. I feel very good about it. I’m glad to see that [Really Uptown is] OK and everybody will see that he is like how he was and it’s unbelievable,” Hodge said after the exciting victory.

The horse led from the gate and finished the sprint at a near canter for the feature event of the Easter races at Ellis Thomas Down in a time of 1:30 ahead of Town Hall in second place and Ethelred in third.

“I knew he was coming out [with the win]. I just know it was going to be proven [yesterday] on the track,” Hodge stated.

Commenting on the timing of Uptown’s return, Hodge related that the horse came back for several reasons, including proving a point to the doubters of Uptown’s power and also to give it a warm up for the upcoming Governor’s Cup in St Thomas. “[It was] to prove a point and to show that he’s back on his feet and he’s ok,” Hodge added.

Earlier, Kaylen Wild Kat won the first race of the day; while Buy Buy Buy won the second and Miss Homer took the third. 

See previous story posted April 13, 2014:

Speed demon Really Uptown aka 'Jet Blue' pulls off easy win

Town Hall runs 2nd & Ethelred last in front of packed crowd today April 13, 2014 at Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – There were scenes of congratulations and celebration minutes ago as Tortola-based race horse Really Uptown aka 'Jet Blue' won today’s race meet at the Ellis Thomas Downs by two lengths and in a time of 1 minute 30 seconds.

Really Uptown fought off the competition and headed home in front of Town Hall and Ethelred, also based on Tortola, which placed second and third respectively. Only those three horses took part in the race.

Virgin Islands News Online will provide more details as they become available.

19 Responses to “UPDATE: On to the Governor’s Cup for Really Uptown!”

  • Kingfish (13/04/2014, 18:11) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    All all those politician flock to that photo buddy. Is campaigning start already. Congrats L&B stables
  • ok den (13/04/2014, 18:11) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    Elections really round the block...look politicians popa.
  • West Girl (13/04/2014, 18:27) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    That should hold all those who thought Uptown was going to be a walk over. Hand over crown your arse!! Now you see speed and we were playing with you too. Congrats L&B and welcome back to the Champion. The real Champion.
    • the rock (13/04/2014, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
      u got our 100 meters dash now hall your arse and come to the big dance in st Thomas carnival races 1-1/6..we got a demon down here waiting for u and town hall!
      • rr (14/04/2014, 09:13) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
        Aye Rock, imma make it quick, yall suck and i mean that in a good way. Why is it that the horses from tortola must come down to Stt to make yall races better and the same can't be extended to yall, even when the BVI is either helping or taking over the cost of transportation? The invite was sent for yall " so call bad horse" but i guess because yall carnival is around the corner thers no need to race us now huh? If Up Town was mine, You would have had to meet me home first! Afterall I AM THE CHAMP!!! LOL
  • don (13/04/2014, 18:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow big win
  • give it a rest (13/04/2014, 18:33) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    you people are so sickening always some political crap....stick to the issue. REALLY UPTOWN is back...let the haters talk now but hey silence is golden we dnt call him the king of the VI for nothing who want a crown n title tell them earn it...But UPTOWN said not today....jugo wa u sing" we goin uptown"!!I Love it!!!!
  • Drugs (13/04/2014, 20:02) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    letty boy you are surrounded by wolves in sheep clothings
    • To Drugs (14/04/2014, 11:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      As a professional Ive admired how L understands to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
  • kemareuwell (13/04/2014, 20:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    really uptown good work
  • qc (13/04/2014, 20:46) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    is any one surprise that teh speed horse aka jet blue pulled it off?
  • LLM (14/04/2014, 08:48) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem cannot stop he...... act No. 2....... it seems like letty kno where to shop cause its real beast she does bring
  • bay yute (14/04/2014, 09:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad Town Halls reign was so short live they need to go show again. Really Uptown is back to SAY
  • sportsman (14/04/2014, 11:21) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank You Letty and Bob for bringing him to us. the Virgin Islands Champion Horse he his Really Uptown. We tola fans say Thank You again.
  • denise (14/04/2014, 14:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Letty you look good
  • Kay (14/04/2014, 14:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can't hold a good horse down! Simple! It takes heart and L&B have the heart! So to the haters for whatever various reasons you may have, which is probably none; stop the grudge, breathe a little, enjoy life some, and give credit where credit is due. That's a Bad Ass Horse!!!!!!!! Real Talk Uptown!
  • On looker (14/04/2014, 17:44) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    one question..why did the track guys that prepares the surfs before the race made the track so sloopy..it was the first time ever seen done before...just a question..curious minds want to know..there damn near made it dangerous!


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