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$10K Match Race Highlights Pre-Labor Day Warmup

The horses will be off and running this Sunday at the Randall “Doc’ James Racetrack on a card that is being billed as TRAXCO’s pre-Labor Day warm up. It is the last race before the Labor Day races which many expects to see the best of the best in thoroughbreds from across the territory and possibly the BVI.

A $10,000 match race between Bubba Bates Prototype (116) and Groomsman (116) out of Grove Place will be one of Sunday’s showcase races. This race, the seventh on the card, will match two of the quickest horses on St. Croix in a five furlongs thriller that could possibly see a new track record for that distance when it is all said and done. Prototype has two out of four starts on the island and Groomsman is 1 for 2.

The co-feature race on the card is the $4000.00 eight race. In this one Temo’s Dream will try to find the winner’s circle for the first time after coming up just short in his debut last race day. He will be carrying a top weight of 120 pounds while stable mate Cherokee Law will carry the second highest weight with 118. The other entries in the race are Limey (116), the always trying Black Jack Bob (114), Daddy Eddie (114), and Heats on Fire (114).

The seven furlongs fifth race for mares and fillies at a distance should also be a good one as St. Croix top mares and fillies duke it out for the island’s bragging rights as the best mare or filly. Cinque Terre, carrying a top weight of 119 pounds, has beaten this field on more than one occasion, but she lost to arguably St. Croix hottest mare on the tract, Leggy Blonde (117), her last time out. Leggy Blonde has won her last three starts and will be looking to continue her winning streak. Right there also should be speedsters WonderifIamspecial (118) and Destiny Arrival (114). These two shoud vie for the lead early. Big Kate (114) who was tearing up the track earlier in the year has cooled off but will be looking to regain that form in this race.

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The rest of the day’s card:

Race 1 N-6 4 F $3400.00
1. Midnight Jury Trial 116
1 A. Midnight Indictment 116
2. Kings of Kings 117
3. Road AKA Officer 116
4. From Emeralds to Ruby’s 114
5. Teck That 116

Race 2Class N5/I-5, M/F 6F $3600.00
1. Apron’s Dance 116
1 A. Devil’s Revenge 116
2. African Talker 117
3. Cherokee Neesh 116
4. Get ready now 118
5. Sarasota May Bell 114
6. YIMC Sword 116

Rac3 Class I-5 6F $3600.00
1. Collegeville kidd 116
2. Zirito 116
3. Ala Cat 118
4. Cat Hunter 117
5. Lobito 116

Race 4 N-4-5 & I-6 6 F $3600.00
5. King David 118
8. War 114
3. Small Fortune 114
6. Creation Rebel 119
4. Dinero 117
6. Papa Birin 116

Race6 Class I-4&5 7 M $3,700.00
1. Tulsa boy 114
1A. Dixie Find 118
2. Mi Jesuse 118
3. Black Machine 118
5. Expect Smoke 118

Race 9 Class I-5-M/F, I-6 C/G 7F $3400.00
1. Caribbean Slew 114
2. Grey Forbes (STT) 117
3. Ed’s Value 114
4. Thunder Duncan 118
5. Qualifying Asset 115

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