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December 23rd, 2015
11 horses to make debut @ 'Boxing Day' races on Dec 27, 2015

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Some 11 horses are expected to make their debut during the Boxing Day horse racing extravaganza this December 27, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs, in Sea Cows Bay on the Virgin Islands' main island of Tortola.

November 26th, 2015
Photo of horse 'visiting' East End Police Station goes viral

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Maybe it was complaining about its ‘animal rights’ being violated, or that the track at Ellis Thomas Downs still needs fixing, or that the cows were giving horses a bad name by going into people’s yard and destroying their kitchen gardens.

November 9th, 2015
Patsy C. Lake fails in alleged bid to lease SCB land for horses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversy seems to be brewing regarding the leasing of land around the territory’s lone racetrack, Ellis Thomas Downs, in Sea Cows Bay for the grazing of horses from Family Affair Racing Stables as a deal that was allegedly being negotiated fell through.

October 14th, 2015
Pari-mutuel betting @ Ellis Thomas Downs can reduce crime- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the notion that the Virgin Islands is said to be a Christian society for the most part, the jury seems to be decided in favour of pari-mutuel wagering, as its practical benefits trump convictions of religious beliefs.

October 5th, 2015
Kelsey Camarillo 2nd victorious female jockey @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A little bit of history was made at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday October 4, 2015 when Kelsey Camarillo won the first race of the day on Motion for Appeal.

October 4th, 2015
My Pal Shawn takes feature race @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Mr Alex V. Lake had expressed extreme confidence in his horse ahead of the feature encounter of the 5-race card at Ellis Thomas Downs today, October 4, 2015 and My Pal Shawn did not disappoint as it galloped to victory moments ago.

August 5th, 2015
STT’s Break Up The Game put down

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that champion horse Break Up The Game has been put to sleep following an injury picked up in yesterday’s August 4, 2015 Premier’s Cup race at Ellis Thomas Downs.

August 1st, 2015
Big showdown expected @ Aug 4 races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Ellis Thomas Downs is set for a showdown on August 4, 2015 when the Premier’s Cup is run at the Festival Races, featuring Wrol Up, Town Hall, Chilean Boy of Tortola and St Moose of St Croix and Break Up The Game out of St Thomas, USVI.

July 13th, 2015
UPDATE: Apollo Sky wins; Town Hall’s return a disappointment

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The much anticipated return of Town Hall to Ellis Thomas Downs at the Pre Festival Meet on Sunday July 12, 2015, highlighted the card, but ended in disappointment.

July 9th, 2015
Wrol Up debuts; Town Hall returns @ Pre Festival races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As the anticipation builds towards Sunday’s July 12, 2015 Pre-Festival races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, one new horse will be making its debut while a known name will be returning to competition following a hiatus to recover from injury.



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