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Horses from Across the Virgin Islands will Race Sunday

Horses race down the backstretch at the Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack.

Sunday's card for the Labor Day weekend races will feature inter-Virgin Islands racing, both British and U.S., on St. Croix for the first time in years, and several ferry boats will bring fans from across the islands.

The 10th race – the “Bway Ah Bway Classic,” a one-mile dash for a purse of $11,400 – will feature the very best horses in thoroughbred racing from the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. The BVI will be represented by four highly touted high claimers, all making their Caribbean debut on Sunday, and BVI race fans expect one of these to be in the winner’s circle at the end of the race. The horses are Trevelyn (119), Lake Texoma (117), East End Tap (119), and Bird Charm (119.)

St. Thomas will be represented by the current U.S. Virgin Islands champ, Gallant Ruler (119,) who always seems to perform at his best on the big track. St. Croix will have its top campaigners in the gate in the promising Temo’s Dream (119) looking for his first victory, the hard charging Formal King (119,) and the late-running Lost River (119.)

The other race that many racing fans have been looking forward to is the seven and a half-furlong ninth race for mares and fillies. In this one, the territory's two top mares – Bonnie Bonita (120) of St. Thomas and Flankers Lady from St. Croix – will finally lock horns on a race track. Bonnie Bonita upset the boys in the Governor’s Cup on the St. Thomas’ Carnival race card in April and is the race favorite going into Sunday, but Flankers Lady is also a very talented mare with blazing speed who also recently evened the seven furlongs track record at the St. Croix track. There are some other good mares in the field who, if the top two should falter, are capable of winning this race, including Bold Cleo of St. Thomas, Cinque Terre (117,) Leggy Blond (116) and Wonderifiamspecial (116.)

The rest of the day’s card:

Race 1 N-6 4 ½ Furlongs
1. Midnight Jury Trial 116
1 A. Midnight Indictment 116
2. Turnbull Delight 117
3. Deroadismine (STT-debut) 117
4. From Emeralds to Ruby’s 114
5. Road AKA Officer 116
6. Kings of Kings 117

Race 2 N-4-5 5 F Furlongs
1. Dana’s Express 116
2. Express to Cali 118
3. War 116
4. Belzona Red 116
5. Irie Ites 116
6. Miss Kosi 116

Race 3Class I-3-4-6 7 Furlongs
1. Wiseman’s Choice 115
2. Big thunder Reflec 115
3. Herbert T (STT)(Debut) 115
4. Mi Jesuse 115
5. Expect Smoke 117
6. Khun Dan (STT) 117
7. Tax Master (STT) 115
8. Elston V 114

Race 4 Class I-5 1 Mile
1. Lobito 116
2. Ed’s Value 114
3. Collegeville kidd 116
4. Zirito 116
5. Tulsa boy 118
6. Russian Way 116
7. Cat Hunter 116
8. Gracias Mike 116

Race 5 Class I-3 1 mile
1. RB’s Agenda 118
2. Gaffalione(Tor)(Debut) 118
3. King Glacken(STT)(Debut) 116
4. Black Jack Bob 118
5. Heats on Fire 118
6. Meeses to Pieces (STT) 118
7. Knight Court 114

Race 6 Usie Richards Sprint (open) 6 F
1. Salty Glider (Debut) 118
2. Groomsman 116
3. Dashing Pirate (STT) 120
4. Quistopher (STT)(Debut) 120
5. Piquante Cat(STT)(Debut) 120
6. Green Sand 120
7. Ala Cat 114

Race 7 Sleepless Knights Classic 1 Mile
1. Prince Krystal 119
2. Queen Agnes 117
3. King David 119
4. Dinero 119
5. Creation Rebel 119
6. Gold Finger 119
7. Small Fortune 117

Race 8 Class I-1-2 1 Mile
1 Square One(Tor)(Debut) 118
2. Voice of Faith(STT)(Debut) 118
3. Sum Splendor(STT)(Debut) 117
4. All Country(Tor)(Debut) 117
5. Spanish Market (Debut) 119
6. Cherokee Law 117
7. Walk The Catwalk(STT) 117

Race 11 Class I-3-4 M/F I-6 C/G 6 Furlongs
1. Apron’s Dance 117
1 A. Devil’s Revenge 116
2. Destiny Arrival 118
3. Proefrere (debut) 116
4. Sarasota May Bell 114
5. YIMC Sword 116
6. Big Kate 118
8. Grey Forbes 114
 

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