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December 27th, 2018
'Gov’t did not help with return of Horse Races' - Lesmore Smith

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI - With the successful return of Horse Races to the Virgin Islands (VI) after an 18 month hiatus, President of the BVI Horse Racing Association, Mr Lesmore Smith said they didn’t have to be dependent on Government to make it happen.

December 27th, 2018
UPDATE: Massive outpour as Horse Races return to VI

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – After an 18 months long delay, Horse Races finally returned to the Virgins Islands (VI) in a massive outpouring of support at Ellis Thomas Downs, yesterday, Boxing Day, 2018.

December 23rd, 2018
After 18mths, Horse Races return to Tortola on Boxing Day 2018

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - After some 18 months without, Horse Races is finally returning to Tortola on Boxing Day, 2018.

July 27th, 2018
Multi-Service Gas Station to open its doors on July 28, 2018

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The world of gas stations will not be the same in the Virgin Islands (VI). ‘The new kids on the block’ in service stations is ‘The Boys’ headed by Rodney A. Simmons.

May 8th, 2018
Pasty C. Lake Out! Lesmore Smith In! as new Horse Owners' President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Horse Owner’s Association, the body that organises and runs all horse races at the famous Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola, has new leadership.

January 8th, 2018
Gun & ammo recovered @ Ellis Thomas Downs following shooting

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be intensely investigating the finding of a gun and several rounds of ammunition at Ellis Thomas Downs late last night January 7, 2018.

December 25th, 2017
After 19 years, No Boxing Day Horse Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents who are accustomed to the annual Boxing Day horse races each December 26 at Ellis Thomas Downs or the former Little A Racetrack are still feeling the effects of killer storms Irma and Maria.

August 11th, 2017
Ellis Thomas Downs & A.O. Shirley Ground damaged by floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Call it Force Majeure, an act of God, or Mother Nature’s Revenge, but the flash floods that brought misery to so many also laid claim to sporting arenas without fear or favour.

June 12th, 2017
Father’s Day Ellis Thomas Downs Races cancelled; St Thomas pulled out!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has confirmed that Virgin Islands horse races scheduled for Father’s Day, June 18, 2017 at Tortola’s Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, has been cancelled.

April 3rd, 2017
UPDATE: Totally Evil is ‘too fast’

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Action was as usual at an all-time high when pounding hooves and cheering patrons met at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, on the main island of Tortola, to see who would rise to bragging rights and who would fall and work harder, be it in tactic or speed.

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