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VI Classic promises substance with overseas participation! [Updated Race Card Inserted]

Stephen Got Better (centre) will feature in the Axel Ritter Special, one of the main races of the VI Classic scheduled for January 26, 2014. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/File
Town Hall (above) comes into Turtle Dove Classic fresh off a win in the feature race of the Boxing Day card and comes up against against Game Keeper, Break Up the Game (St Thomas), Edge Ahead (St Thomas), Rough N Royal (St Croix) and Brass Note (St Croix). Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO/File
Town Hall (above) comes into Turtle Dove Classic fresh off a win in the feature race of the Boxing Day card and comes up against against Game Keeper, Break Up the Game (St Thomas), Edge Ahead (St Thomas), Rough N Royal (St Croix) and Brass Note (St Croix). Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO/File
There remains no sign of last year’s Triple Crown victor, Really Uptown, after suffering what was described as a minor injury in July 2013. Photo: VINO/File
There remains no sign of last year’s Triple Crown victor, Really Uptown, after suffering what was described as a minor injury in July 2013. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The VI Classic promises much substance with a power packed card featuring numerous horses from St Thomas and St Croix and several debutants.

The newly introduced races, scheduled for January 26, 2014, at the Ellis Thomas Downs, replace the immensely popular VI Triple Crown but hungry fans who are loyal to the sport, are sure to come out in support of the VI Horse Owners Association’s newest venture.  

Local horse, Town Hall, will compete in the feature Turtle Dove Classic race against Game Keeper, Break Up the Game (St Thomas), Edge Ahead (St Thomas), Rough N Royal (St Croix) and Brass Note (St Croix).  

There remains no sign of last year’s Triple Crown victor, Really Uptown, after suffering what was described as a minor injury on July 2, 2013. 

Town Hall comes off of a recent win in the feature race of the Boxing Day race card at the Downs.   

The races will feature a host of debuts with many of the overseas horses running at the track for the first time. Concerns were raised previously about the participation of horses from St Thomas and St Croix, but these will be eased significantly with the attractions featured on the recently released race card. 

The races will open with the Eileene Parsons Classic for D&E horses which features four contestants and includes two debutants. The Oliver Cills Showdown for C&D horses follows next up with seven confirmed entries. Good Boy Daddy and Power Ten will represent for local horses while three horses will feature from St Thomas and another two from St Croix.  

The Patsy Lake Invitational for mares and fillies will be followed by the William Rhymer Rumble for Class C & D horses with both races also having significant participation from St Thomas and St Croix. 

A class A&B race for mares and fillies dubbed the Axel Ritter Special, will feature four overseas horses including Stephen Got Better and Mae Ruler and serves as the final race before the feature Turtle Dove classic. 

Entertainment will be provided by Top 7@7 Contestants, as well as, the VI Showtime Band and Swag Crew models.  

Newly re-elected President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs. Karen B. Aaron could not be reached for comment up to post time.

See proposed race card below:

 

RACE  # 1 The Eileene Parsons Classic - Post Time: 1:15pm
6 ½  Furlongs for Class D & E Horses
Sponsored by: 
1 Priority Express  
2 Man From The Hill  
3 Joshua* DEBUT  
4 Don't Hook My Halo* DEBUT stx
RACE  # 2 The Oliver Cills Showdown - post time 2:00pm
7 Furlongs for C & D Horses
Sponsored by: Hon. Julian Fraser & Alamo Rentals
1 Good Boy Daddy   
2 Schatt The Bandit* DEBUT stt
3 Power Ten  
4 What's Poppin stt
5 Clutch* DEBUT                         stx
6 Unguided Missile* DEBUT stx
     
RACE  # 3 The Patsy Lake Invitational - post time 2:45pm
7 Furlongs for Mares & Fillies
Sponsored by: Hon. Andrew Fahie & CCT Boatphone
1 Miss Homer  
2 Peacephilly* DEBUT stx
3 Orithyia  
4 Selena's So Mad* DEBUT stt
5 True Essence  
6 Sugartime Jazz* DEBUT stt
RACE  # 4 The William Rhymer Rumble - post time 3:30pm
1 Mile for Class C & D Horses
Sponsored by: Hon. J Alvin Christopher & D&B Trucking & Hauling
1 Buy Buy Buy  
2 Blast of Macho* DEBUT stx
3 Square One  
4 Mr. Gold Prospect stt
5 Weir's Gap* DEBUT stt
6 Tiger Glider stt
RACE  # 5 The Axel Ritter Special - post time 4:15pm 
1 Mile for Mares & Fillies Class A & B
Sponsored by: Tortola Concrete Ltd & James Todman Construction  
1 Stephen Got Better stt
2 Holy Barbara* DEBUT stx
3 Mae Ruler stt
4 Extra Dinner* DEBUT stx
RACE  # 6 The Turtle Dove Classic - post time 5:00pm
1 1/16 Mile for Class A & B Horses
Sponsored by: Honourable Premier, One Stop Mall, Vanterpool Enterprises, Ltd  
1 Town Hall  
2 Break Up The Game* DEBUT stt
3 Rough N Royal* DEBUT stx
4 Game Keeper  
5 Edge Ahead* DEBUT stt
6 Brass Note* DEBUT stx
       
       
    Entertainment by:  Top 7 @ 7 Contestants  
                                        Modelling by Swag Crew  
                                        V.I. Showtime Band  

12 Responses to “VI Classic promises substance with overseas participation! [Updated Race Card Inserted]”

  • .... (13/01/2014, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    thjis is good stuff thanks vino
  • drake (13/01/2014, 09:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This card looks good....Hope everyone makes the trip.
  • Chief (13/01/2014, 09:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Job Karen and Crew...The Card Looks Nice!!!
  • what (13/01/2014, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are know its onl going to be two horses each race. Maybe the government should by more horses so at least the races look real.
  • POPE (13/01/2014, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is really up town in all this
  • Bob (13/01/2014, 10:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least they off to an early start
  • Liat 521 (13/01/2014, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let’s see if st. Croix comes…..
  • in the news (13/01/2014, 12:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they maintain the track and no one get horses leg broken yall
  • Xxxx (13/01/2014, 16:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dem even got the car in coloure lawd ah mussy dem step it up
  • je (13/01/2014, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beautiful Race Card . Good job guys
  • who know (14/01/2014, 13:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big race! Big money and they still ain't pay some horse owners from last race day! Wa s$&; is da?
  • CQ HAY (10/09/2014, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hi, my name is Gustavo im from Puerto Rico , im trying to contact the BVI Horse owners association by email or phone but I haven't have luck. if anyone could give any help???
    Thank you for your time


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