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UPDATE: ‘We put L&B in the oven!’ – Apollo Sky’s Asst. trainer

- said he trains his horses to lead & not follow; Yes By Eric, Prince of Speed, Bittersweet Dream, Fort Pyramaid & Chilean Boy won their races
What a gap! With the odds against it, Apollo Sky burst out of the starting gate and never looked back yesterday April 12, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay, winning the 1 mile for ‘A’ horses in a time of 1.31 and gapping Doughmaker by about four lengths in the feature race – race 5. Photo: VINO
“Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached The Boys’ Stables Enos Z. Aaron just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables. Photo: VINO
“Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached The Boys’ Stables Enos Z. Aaron just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables. Photo: VINO
Bittersweet Dream of L&B Racing Stables won race 3, a 6 ½ furlong race for Mares and Fillies for a purse of $3,500. Second was Miss Homer owned by Ronnie Hodge, and third was Southern Dunn of Thomasville Stables. True Essence of Zion Stables was scratched from this race. Photo: VINO
Bittersweet Dream of L&B Racing Stables won race 3, a 6 ½ furlong race for Mares and Fillies for a purse of $3,500. Second was Miss Homer owned by Ronnie Hodge, and third was Southern Dunn of Thomasville Stables. True Essence of Zion Stables was scratched from this race. Photo: VINO
Fort Pyramaid owned by The Boys’ Stables won race 4 ahead of Starship Titan. Photo: VINO
Fort Pyramaid owned by The Boys’ Stables won race 4 ahead of Starship Titan. Photo: VINO
Prince of Speed won ahead of Buy Buy Buy in race 2. Photo: VINO
Prince of Speed won ahead of Buy Buy Buy in race 2. Photo: VINO
Yes By Eric wins race 1. Photo: VINO
Yes By Eric wins race 1. Photo: VINO
Apollo sky in the winners circle after stunning the many fans of race favourite Doughmaker in the feature event of the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay today, April 12, 2015. Photo: VINO
Apollo sky in the winners circle after stunning the many fans of race favourite Doughmaker in the feature event of the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay today, April 12, 2015. Photo: VINO
Apollo Sky blazing to victory. Photo: VINO
Apollo Sky blazing to victory. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached to The Boys’ Stables, Enos Z. Aaron, just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables.

With the odds against it, Apollo Sky burst out of the starting gate and never looked back in the feature clash of the Post Easter Races yesterday April 12, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay, winning the 1 mile for ‘A’ horses in a time of 1.46 and 1/4 and gapping Doughmaker by about four lengths in the feature race – race 5.

“The shirt speaks for itself (referring to his t-shirt which had a message for his rivals). We fronting everything… everything that we front we beating,” he said. When told that L&B may have a surprise in store for them, he said, “We are open to surprises.”

Following the victory of Apollo Sky, Aaron was again in the winners’ circle being interviewed when he said, “I train my horses to lead. We are not followers. We lead.”

Asked what the victory means to him, he said, “This victory is good because you know we were up against the big bad L&B [Racing] Stables…they had the great [Really] Uptown, they had the great Actspectation, it feels good that we, The Boys’ Stables, we don’t get recognised, nobody don’t talk about we, because we quiet, we humble, they don’t call us. But we are the best when it comes to horse racing.”

Speaking to the media following the race, Rodney ‘Mileage’ Simmonds said, “the fastest horse always wins in a race. To win a sprint you have to be close. You can’t be four lengths away, you have to be like a length. It is impossible, especially if I am training [the horse]. You can’t catch me at all.”

Yes by Eric, Prince of Speed & Bittersweet Dream also taste victory

Race one, a 6 ½ furlong race for class E horses for a purse of $3,000, saw debutant Yes By Eric of The Boys Stables coming in victorious ahead of Meddeling Birdy of Mission House Stables , Power Ten of Zion Stables, Original Runner of Antho Racing Stables and Mark It A Wynn of One Time for One Time Stables.

Prince of Speed won race 2, a one mile race for Class D and E2 horses. Second was Buy Buy Buy of L&B Racing Stables and third was Orithyia of Thomasville Stables.

Bittersweet Dream of L&B Racing Stables won race 3, a 6 ½ furlong race for Mares and Fillies for a purse of $3,500. Second was Miss Homer owned by Ronnie Hodge, and third was Southern Dunn of Thomasville Stables. True Essence of Zion Stables was scratched from this race.

Fort Pyramaid, owned by The Boys’ Stables, won race 4, a 7 furlong race for class B2 and C1 for a purse of $4,000. Star Ship Titan of Strictly Business Stables was second, while Kiton of Top Priority Racing Stables was third.

Race six was won by Chilean Boy of Top Priority Racing Stables ahead of Trading Secrets and Luxury Appeal.

Among the many persons in attendance were Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Virgin Islands Party Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3).

See previous article published on April 12, 2015:

Apollo Sky destroys Doughmaker

-wins feature clash in post Easter races @ Ellis Thomas Downs today, April 12, 2015

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Apollo sky stunned the many fans of race favourite Doughmaker when it burst to victory in the feature event of the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay today, April 12, 2015.

Apollo Sky won by some four lenghts in a time of 1:46 and 1/4.

Prior to the race tension was high among fans all of whom had their favourite, although Doughmaker would have had the slight edge over Apollo Sky.

Owner of the winning horse, Rodney ‘Mileage’ Simmons said he hasn't decided what's next for the horse as he wasn’t yet sure whether he would enter it into the upcoming Governor’s Cup in St Thomas.

We will bring more details in a subsequent report.

23 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘We put L&B in the oven!’ – Apollo Sky’s Asst. trainer”

  • ... (12/04/2015, 18:26) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    What a blow out!
  • just asking (12/04/2015, 18:48) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh well not time yet for l & b stable to shop yet!!!
  • shulee (12/04/2015, 20:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Apollo Is Not A Joke
  • horse man (12/04/2015, 21:02) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I told them! Apollo would have won! Doughmaker is good but he is in the class for trading secrets etc. he ain't in th class so at all! Rematch between him and st moose, the moose would loose the juice on him! Close case! Big up prince of speed for the money in my pocket also! He coming for doughfaker soon!
  • cay (12/04/2015, 21:19) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply

    For better or worse, I'm going to stick with L & B stables.

    Get over it, friends, nothing in life is perfect.
    • Thelma Houston (13/04/2015, 12:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Me too sah, for better or worse w L&B......Don't leave this way....
  • DON Q (12/04/2015, 21:25) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    the Boys stable and Roney deserves credit for a deeply uplifting race and win
  • Top priority (12/04/2015, 23:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big win Lesmore in da last race alway throwing a upset
  • the boyz (12/04/2015, 23:16) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    We baked the dough...fry bread, coconut bread, ginger bread, butter bread...that dough needs in more yeast...LOL!
  • Yes (12/04/2015, 23:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is doughmaker? Apollo sky ran him out of the picture.
  • apollo sky (12/04/2015, 23:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    OK HUSTON YOU MAY COME BACK TO EARTH NOW!
  • Fatness (13/04/2015, 00:27) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    As Yampee does say....sometimes me, sometimes you. You can't win them all. but look out for the rebound/rematch the Dough will have the yeast and it will rise and shine.
  • house and home (13/04/2015, 07:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lots of money gone down the drain....
  • animal the water man (13/04/2015, 08:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A CRUISE SHIP GAP!...a cruise ship could've fit in between them...LOL
  • the boyz (13/04/2015, 08:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wheel and come again!
  • Yes (13/04/2015, 08:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Doughmaker got baked.
  • Bob (13/04/2015, 08:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Doughmaker didn't fire.
  • mileage (13/04/2015, 10:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    "We beat uptown on his way out and doughmaker on his way in"
  • Boss (13/04/2015, 11:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea yea yea me with L & B
  • L&B4L (13/04/2015, 15:18) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    You know you the BEST when other stables make it a priority to beat you when you ain't even studying them lol. We like how they feel good and think Doughmaker is our bread and butter. 'Sky' is the limit for them; we don't have limits.
  • xxxxxxxx (13/04/2015, 16:39) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    this is how the VIP will blow out the NDP....
  • Myke Ck (14/04/2015, 21:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We will meet u in Stt Carnival Friday plz don't hide.
  • hjd (14/04/2015, 21:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    y ayo didnt said sell out again...


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