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VI’s Apollo Sky, Majestic Express & Fort Pyramid win in St. Thomas

-Trading Secrets scored 2nd, Halo’s Midas Touch, Southern Dunn and Orithyia scored 3rds
Majestic Express and his jockey Angel Quinones, trainer Rasharn Creaque (left) and owner Ashley Ritter. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Apollo Sky came home in first place in race #4 in a time of 1:43:3 followed home by Trading Secrets from Tortola and Still Unbroken. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Apollo Sky came home in first place in race #4 in a time of 1:43:3 followed home by Trading Secrets from Tortola and Still Unbroken. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Candidate in the USVI Governor's race Donna M. Christensen (centre) presents a cheque to the winner of her sponsored race. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Candidate in the USVI Governor's race Donna M. Christensen (centre) presents a cheque to the winner of her sponsored race. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
The featured race of the day was race #5, the Queen’s First Dance, won by Stephen Got Better in 1:39:2 with Holy Barbara coming in second and Southern Dunn of Tortola coming in third. This is the first race in the Virgin Islands Triple Tiara. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
The featured race of the day was race #5, the Queen’s First Dance, won by Stephen Got Better in 1:39:2 with Holy Barbara coming in second and Southern Dunn of Tortola coming in third. This is the first race in the Virgin Islands Triple Tiara. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Fort Pyramid won race #3 in 1:42:4, followed home by Twisted Dream and Tiger Glider. Another horse from Tortola, Sin Mirar Atras, came in fifth. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Fort Pyramid won race #3 in 1:42:4, followed home by Twisted Dream and Tiger Glider. Another horse from Tortola, Sin Mirar Atras, came in fifth. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Halo's Midas Touch. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Halo's Midas Touch. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
The finish of race #6. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
The finish of race #6. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Southern Dunn of Tortola, VI. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
Southern Dunn of Tortola, VI. Photo: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three horses from Tortola, Virgin Islands – Apollo Sky, Fort Pyramid and Majestic Express – scored wins at a race meet held at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) yesterday Sunday September 7, 2014.

In race #1, Pa Pa Pa Perfect of St. Thomas won in a time of 1:41:4 ahead of Selena’s So Mad and Orithyia of Tortola. Benny Southstreet beat Extra Brew home in a time of 1:37:4 in race #2.

Fort Pyramid won race #3 in 1:42:4, followed home by Twisted Dream and Tiger Glider. Another horse from Tortola, Sin Mirar Atras, came in fifth.

Apollo Sky came home in first place in race #4 in a time of 1:43:3 followed home by Trading Secrets from Tortola and Still Unbroken.

The featured race of the day was race #5, the Queen’s First Dance, won by Stephen Got Better in 1:39:2 with Holy Barbara coming in second and Southern Dunn of Tortola coming in third. This is the first race in the Virgin Islands Triple Tiara.

In race #6, Majestic Express of Tortola won in 1:45:4 ahead of Break Up The Game and Halo’s Midas Touch, also of Tortola.

Speaking with this news site, owner of Trading Secrets Alex V. Lake of Family Affair Stables said that the performance of Trading Secrets yesterday was below expectations.

“Well we got second. We expected a better run out of him but otherwise everything went well. He came out of the race [healthy] with no injuries,” said Lake.

He said that he is preparing for the October 5, 2014 races here in Tortola at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay but only Trading Secrets will be taking part, as champion horse Town Hall is still mending from injury.

Efforts to reach President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Karen B. Smith-Aaron and other owners for a comment on the performance of the VI horses proved futile.

12 Responses to “VI’s Apollo Sky, Majestic Express & Fort Pyramid win in St. Thomas”

  • JACK BE STILL (08/09/2014, 16:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow did not know it had races.....thanks vino
  • rattie (08/09/2014, 16:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice races
  • one eye roster (08/09/2014, 16:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen this was a state secret no one outside of horse owners knew about deeds races
  • boy ah boy (08/09/2014, 17:02) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well They think dey 4 Uptown he is the real I will like 2 see Majesty Express, Really Uptown, Swagg Daddy and whoever else in a big show down on October 5th, 2014@Ellis Thomas Downs in Tola 1 Mile and 1/16.
  • ann (08/09/2014, 18:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice races go bvi
  • Checkmate (08/09/2014, 19:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    well when them interview Ashley he say his next race he want really uptown in Tortola October 5th so the challenge done sent openly
    tell Ashley welcome to real class
    • the rock (08/09/2014, 21:19) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ashley needs to rest that horse..st Thomas track has a hard surface..yes I know he did not run that hard I was told but he ran a week earlier in st Croix..rest him brother u got a monster....town hall is watching don't forget him!
  • farmer brown (09/09/2014, 13:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope rock city horses comes up for our races
  • Real Horseman (10/09/2014, 12:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    From Sept 7th to Oct 5th is way more than enough rest for Majestic Express. If he was mine though, he wont be running no 7 furlongs against Really Uptown. That is giving away money to L & B. Give Kanavayen another shot!!


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