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Ag Fair Race Card Highlighted by Return of Kentucky Kris

Feb. 16, 2007 — TRAXCO and the St. Croix Racing Commission have outdone themselves with the race card they have put together for this Agricultural Fair weekend races on Sunday.
The card features nine well-matched races that will undoubtedly parlay into an exciting day at the Randall ‘Doc’ James Racetrack.
The biggest of all, and probably the most anticipated race, will be the eighth race, the day’s feature at 1/1-16 miles for a purse of $6,000.
In that race, Kentucky Kris (118) returns to the big island to prove that his last time on St. Croix — last year’s Thanksgiving Day races, when he destroyed the field in that feature by some eight lengths — was no fluke.
He was matched up in that race with top St. Croix thoroughbred in Carson Secrets, and the two dueled head to head, out in front of the field until they approach the 3/8 marker.
This was where Carson Secrets (118) apparently bolted and was never in the race after that. This led to speculation that the pressure placed on him by Kentucky Kris was too much for him to handle and he just threw in the towel at that point.
Carson Secrets, however, came back to win impressively in his last outing on Jan. 28, and his owner/trainer Stanley Acoy attributed that performance to new blinkers, something he did not have for the last matchup with Kentucky Kris. Also in that race will be St. Croix's other top thoroughbred, Gallego (118).
Gallego won his last outing in December and is a big closer. He will be hoping that another duel develops between Kentucky Kris and Carson Secrets on the front end, which would set things up for his late charge. Also hoping to make a late charge will be the other entry from St. Thomas, Gin’s Dancer (116), who closed well to finish second to Gallego in December. The final entry in the five-horse field will be Zerocs (116) making his debut in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jury is still out on him.
The rest of the day’s card:
Race 1 Class H 6 F $1,500
1. C-Bisquite 114lbs
2. Bold Star (Debut) 115
3. Indica 113
4. Pull De Trigger 112
5. High Times 113
6. Secret Weapon 121
Race 2 Class F2 7F $3,300
1. Fightforyourrights 115
2. Dial-A-Ride 112
3. Sunday Whine 112
4. Al-Abjar 112
5. Queen Mary 112
6. Bun a Ting 115
7. Come Home 114
Race 3 Class E 1 Mile $3,700
1. Tobaco Y Ron 114
2. Personal Hearing 116
3. Look For The Prize(STT) 116
4. Cat Hunter 116
5. Tulsa Boy 116
6. Escapade’s Prince (STT) 114
7. D’Grey Speed 116
8 Prospector’s Fever 116

Race 4 Open M & F 1 Mile $3,800
1. Caribbean Colony 120
1A. Trick hunter 115
2. Betty Rae 114
3. Tia Tata 111
4. Mrs. Nervio 111
5. Scat’s Mine 113
Race 5 Class D&E 7 ½ F $3,800
1. Guiltless (Debut) 113
2. Knight’s Court (STT) 113
3. Eloquent Dawn 114
4. Daddy Bear 113
5. Top Ranking 112
6. Family Deelite 114
7. Sarazen Blade 117
8. Him Did It 112
Race 6 Class C&D 1 Mile $4,000
1. Cody’s Lucky Appeal(STT)116
2. Barchetta 115
3. Bey Ivan (STT) 116
4. Prayerful (STT) 114
5. Secret’s Flying 117
6. Rubiano’s Jewel (STT) 115
Race 7 Classes A&B 1 Mile $4,400
1. Braheem(STT) Debut 115
2. El Chuso 116
3. Vivid Cat(STT) 117
4. Canan Will (STT) 115
5. Wauwinet (STT) 117
6. Danzig Mon 115
7. Boston Bull (STT)(Debut) 117
8. Emilin (STT) 113
Race 9 Classes F1 7F $3,600
1. Guavaberry Star 112
2. Villa Oro 118
3. Quelbe Queen 111
4. Demarshe 112
5. Rhononia’s Cat 112
6 Fantastic Four 115
7. Shysie 112
8. Ram So Shan Jah 115
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