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PHOTOS: St. Croix wins first leg of Triple Crown Challenge

BVI News Staff - Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Jockey Emanuel Cosne celebrates after riding Slevin to victory in the feature race. * Photo by Cleave Farrington

St. Croix’s Slevin eked out a six-length victory over Tortola’s East End Tap to win the first leg of the Virgin Islands Triple Crown Challenge which was held on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea cow’s Bay, Tortola.

Slevin, under jockey Emanuel Cosne, clocked 1:45 3/5. Political Reporter placed third, Good Prospecting finished fourth and Diablo’s Fire finished fifth.


7 furlongs; purse – $3,500
1. Spirit on Fire (Tortola) 1:36.1/3
2. Paul’s Gift (St Croix)
3. Power Ten (Tortola)

7 furlong; purse – $3,700
1. Mr. Gold Prospect (St. Thomas)
2. Mick G (Tortola)
3. Thanks McGiverin (st. Croix)

7 furlong; purse – $4,000
1. Eastern Seaboard (St. Thomas)
Northern Pink (Tortola) did not finish

1 mile; purse – $4,500
1. Glorious Memory (Tortola)
2. Tiger’s Mischief (Tortola)

6 1/2 furlong; purse – $5,500
1. Really Uptown (Tortola)
2. Broken Home (Tortola)
3. Aircraft Intercept (St. Thomas)

Race 6 (feature race)
1 mile; purse – open
1. Slevin (St. Croix)
2. East End Tap (Tortola)
3. Political Reporter (St. Croix)
4. Good Prospecting (Tortola)
5. Diablo’s Fire (St. Thomas)

Race 7
1 1/16 miles; purse $5,000
1. Berberis (St. Croix)
2. Square One (Tortola)
3. Lake Texoma (Tortola)
4. Sweet Sight (St. Thomas)

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  1. eagle eye
    January 16, 2012
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    i’m sorry to say that the horses look better than most of the guys who is taking care of them lol

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  2. vg massive
    January 16, 2012
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    v.i ya large

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