Slevin Expected to Lock Horns with Really Uptown in ‘Turkey Bowl Classic’


The featured 11th race of Sunday’s Randall “Doc” James racetrack Thanksgiving Day card is gearing up to be one for the ages as Tortola’s Really Uptown, debatably one of the quickest thoroughbreds in all of the Virgin Islands, travels to St. Croix to challenge the mighty Slevin, who currently holds the record for the disputed distance at 1:29.1.

“The track record will undoubtedly be threatened by these two,” said TRAXCO’s manager, Dennis Brow. “I expect Really Uptown to go fast early, create some separation, then try to hold off an expected late rush by Slevin,” he said. “The race, on paper, looks to be very tough and I believe any of them could win, but if the real Slevin shows up it could also be a walk over.”

There are two other horses entered in the 7 ½ furlongs race: Good Prospecting from Tortola and a local entry, Burn the Harp. Good Prospecting apparently failed to make the trip across the pond and Burn the Harp is in way over his head. In the words of one horse racing enthusiast, nothing short of fatal, in-race heart attacks by the top two runners could give him a sliver of a chance of winning this race.

The rest of the day’s card:

Race 1 Class N-6 C/G –M/F 5F, $6,000
1. Gold Demarshe
2. Midnight Street Man
3. Mother Mel (Debut)
4. Elani
5. Small Man (Debut)
6. Deroadismine (STT)
8. Crystal Blessing

Race 2 Class I-5-M/F & I-6-C/G 6F, $6,000
1. He’s papa (Debut)
2. Clutch (Debut)
3. Win All (Debut)
4. Spitfire Red
5. Quilla
6. Rey De los Ricos
7. Creation Rebel
8. Lost Explorer

Race 3 Class I-4(M/F) 7 ½ F, $6,200
1. Zyanya
2. Apron Dance
3. Syrophoenician (Debut)
4. Cash City
5. Grace Alley (Debut)
6. Rasta Queen
7. Dona Gongui
8. Estrella Del Dia (Debut)

Race 4 Class I-5 C/G 7 ½ F, $6,500
1. Blast of Macho (Debut)
2. I Confess
3. Separate Bill
4. Neerly Nasty
5. Joyful Minister
6. A Bit Of Madness
7. Black Machine
8. Ten Storms (STT)

Race 5 Class I-4&I-5 1 M, $6,800
1. Simon Sez Run
2. Winning Actor
3. Green Sand
4. Turn to win
5. San Viron
6. Drink at last Call
7. Going Blue
8. El Hombre Grande

Race 6 Open Race 6 F, $7,600
1. Gato Paso
2. Remarkable Storm (Debut)
3. Bambi Bound
4. Aircraft Intercept
5. Trouble at Home
6. Costly Approval

Race 7 Class I-3-4 C/G, 1 M, $7,000
1. Full House project
2. According to Jesus
3. Beantown
4. Her Argument
5. Aerial Storm (Debut)
6. Plotter (Debut)
7. Luciano’s Roses

Race 8 “V.I. Lottery Classic” 3YRO 1-1/16M, $9,500
1. Mama Linda
2. Hanna Boss
3. Cruzan Emerald
4. Master Deposit (STT)
5. Yahboribos Weapon

Race 9 Class I-1 1 M, $7,500
1. Congo
2. Puertorican Emblem
3. Mr. Unitas
4. Big D
5. Diablo’s Fire (STT)

Race 10 “Big Gyal Rule Stakes” Pt. 2 1M, $9,200
1. Turned to Gold
2. Lea the Punisher
3. Ohbabyobeyme STT)
4. Leggy Blonde
5. Dance Mistress
6. Who Shot the Sheriff

Race 12 Class N-4-5 7F, $6,600
1. Fast Return
2. King Yabo
3. Super pop
4. Miss Kosi
5. Diamond Colony
6. Midnight Indictment
7. Express To Cali
8. Omayra’s Pride


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