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UPDATE: Town Hall’s Cruzian win a proud moment – Alex V. Lake

Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Town Hall in the winner's circle along with owner Alex V. Lake (behind trophy) and others following the race at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix. Photo: Team of Reporters
Town Hall in the winner's circle along with owner Alex V. Lake (behind trophy) and others following the race at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix on February 16, 2014. Photo: Team of Reporters
Horse owner Alex V. Lake (with trophy) expressed that he is extremely confident ahead of horse races to be held at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix this Sunday, February 16, 2014. Photo: VINO
Horse owner Alex V. Lake (with trophy) expressed that he is extremely confident ahead of horse races to be held at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix this Sunday, February 16, 2014. Photo: VINO
Town Hall beat out stiff competition to not notch an impressive win today February 16, 2014 in the Flamboyant Stakes race at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix. Photo: VINO/File
Town Hall beat out stiff competition to not notch an impressive win today February 16, 2014 in the Flamboyant Stakes race at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix. Photo: VINO/File
Section of Flamboyant stakes race card for February 16, 2014. Image: supplied
Section of Flamboyant stakes race card for February 16, 2014. Image: supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the owners of Tortola’s Town Hall may have come away with a heavy purse of $22,500 in winning the Flamboyant stakes at the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix yesterday, February 16, 2014, the team also emerged with an increased sense of pride and an added notch to an already growing reputation.

In an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online, owner of Town Hall, Alex V. Lake of Family Affair Stables told Virgin Islands News Online after the race that it felt excellent to have won the feature race of the event.

He confessed that although the race was a tight one, his jockey followed his instructions to the letter and stayed close to the leader, Edge Ahead, for most of the race.

“I’m very happy for the win. I’m very proud of my horse. He did what he needed to do and came home victorious,” Lake expressed.

This win marks the horse’s third successive victory and Lake said he may next run Town Hall in the Easter Races at Ellis Thomas Downs before taking him across to the Governor’s Cup in St Thomas but is still considering his options.

Meanwhile, General Manager at TraxCo VI Inc, Cherise Williams, revealed that it was a great day, especially considering the many activities that were taking place across the island over the weekend. “There was plenty to do on the island and we were very pleased with the turnout,” Williams said.

Speaking on the issue of an injury scare that befell the races, Williams explained that jockey Myris Rivera of Puerto Rico, who fell during her race had fortunately only suffered some soreness and has since recovered well.

Williams said the feature Flamboyant Stakes race was an exciting one and she expressed happiness that a representative from Tortola was able to come over to the island. She added that the guests were well hosted and ultimately won.

The General Manager also congratulated all the winners and expressed gratitude to the many persons that came to the races and made it a successful day. She was particularly pleased with the seven horses that participated from St Thomas.

Other race winners included, El Idultado, Peacephilly, Win All, Kid from Comerio, Nick, Blast of Macho, Simon Sez, Slevin, Stephen Got Better and Gold Demarshe. Race Three ended as a no contest following Rivera’s fall. 

See previous story published February 16, 2014:

UPDATE: Tortola's Town Hall wins Flamboyant Stakes on St Croix! [photos added]

ST CROIX, USVI – Town Hall beat out stiff competition to notch an impressive win today February 16, 2014 in the Flamboyant Stakes race at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix. 

The horse, owned by Alex V. Lake of Family Affair Stables, defeated Edge Ahead, Break Up The Game, Uptown Anthem and Big D to finish in a time of 1:44.2 and secure a $20,000 purse. 

See previous story posted February 14, 2014:

Lake confident ahead of Sunday's St Croix horse races

ST CROIX, USVI – Horse owner Alex V. Lake expressed that he is extremely confident ahead of horse races to be held at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack in St Croix this Sunday, February 16, 2014.“I am extremely confident, right now my horse is training, he’s happy, fit, he’s taking the running surface very well so I really appreciate that,” Lake said.

Lake’s racehorse, Town Hall, enters the Flamboyant Stakes, the 12th race of the day to compete for a $20,000 purse against Big D, Edge Ahead, Uptown Anthem and Break Up the Game.

Lake conveyed that getting the horse acclimatised and acquainted with the surface were important elements in its preparation as the St Croix track is somewhat different to the one in Tortola.

The horse, running out of Family Affair stables, currently has a winning streak that extends to the Boxing Day races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay last December. Town Hall also won the feature race of the VI Classic held last month at Ellis Thomas Downs.

The horse owner expressed pride in being the sole representative of the Virgin Islands in the race and said he expected big things from his horse, Town Hall, once again.

“I am happy and proud to be from the BVI and I would like to represent as best as I can. I think I will come home with a victory this race day that will make me proud that I made the journey,” he added.

He did not depart without laying down a challenge for a much talked about potential matchup between Town Hall and Really Uptown.

“We intend to continue our streak… it will be a race for the Virgin Islands,” he added.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: Town Hall’s Cruzian win a proud moment – Alex V. Lake”

  • my two cents (14/02/2014, 14:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring one home for the gipper Alex
    • Mike (14/02/2014, 23:49) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Are any of the jockeys from the mainland riding in the flamboyant stakes?
      • dude (17/02/2014, 14:32) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        when you say are any of the jockey from the main land, do you mean the BVI?, no sir, with nito, panche and scattos, its hard to find a jockey in the bvi that has the right weight, sorry to say but that's reality.
  • who know (14/02/2014, 14:41) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Be careful for what you ask for. Uptown ain't no joke. Enjoy the mike. Time coming close.
  • Just the facts (14/02/2014, 15:00) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    It is difficult for town hall to win this one!!!!
  • believer (15/02/2014, 10:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lake you are the under dog but you pull it off in Tola you can do it again..BAM
  • facts man (15/02/2014, 14:00) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    got to give the man some credit for having the balls to be the only horse from tola going to the big island...its he against the world
  • fun (15/02/2014, 16:13) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    its hard to win in st croix.they all hole the same head .you will get shout out of the race.it was done too ascpectation.
  • oh yea (16/02/2014, 19:02) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    How sweet it is!
  • Fan (16/02/2014, 22:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go alex you are always a winner!!!
  • be careful (16/02/2014, 23:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ha ha ha ha ha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    See who laughing now!
  • up with the win (17/02/2014, 05:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    town hall jammi meshon
  • Liat 521 (17/02/2014, 15:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    they won another for the gipper
  • car key (17/02/2014, 16:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you town hall doubters what you got to say now????
  • yellow (17/02/2014, 19:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alex we are also proud of you….
  • horse fan (17/02/2014, 19:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr penn. can you now please leave town hall alone your not in this class leave it for me THE BIG BAD Really UP town ...............BVI we come from
  • pay day (18/02/2014, 12:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI DID IT AGAIN JUST LIKE THE DAYS OF EXPENTATION
  • time (18/02/2014, 18:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alex you better enjoy the spot light as really up town is back
  • Good guy (20/02/2014, 19:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    youll who think town hall cant win get out of here


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