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USVI dominates Sunday’s races

Scene from Sunday’s post-election races at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. (Photos by Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson)

Despite a home track advantage, local racehorses were not able best their counterparts in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI), which outperformed the BVI to emerge as overall victors in Sunday’s horseracing event at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay.

The USVI won three of five races including the feature race where TOTALLY EVIL of St Thomas claimed victory in a four-horse race that was run over one mile.

Winning jockey Michael Smith rode the horse to victory in a time of 1:47:00 (just a little under two minute) to claim an $8,500 cash prize. GIANT VALLEY, LUNCH BREAK, and St Thomas’ GO PANCHO GO were second, third, and fourth, respectively.

The BVI was actually the first victor for the day when UNCLE MACE of Top Priority Racing Studios stopped the clock at 1:35:00 over seven furlongs. That victory came with a cash prize of $5,200.

JORDAN’s SALSA of Iron Hammer Stables in St Thomas won its race in 1:34:00 over the same distance to claim victory and a $5,700 prize.

The BVI took home its second and final victory for the day in race number-three — a race won specifically by NADAE’S IMAGE on Top Priority Stables.

ST Thomas’ third victory was in race number-four where FLASHING CAT of No Limit Racing Stables was ridden to victory in a one-mile race for a $6,300 cash prize.

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