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April 9th, 2015
Anticipation builds ahead of April 12 races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As the days countdown to Sunday April 12, 2015, excitement builds with persons anticipating a hot showdown between Apollo Sky and Doughmaker in the feature race at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

March 30th, 2015
'Rough track @ Ellis Thomas Downs killing our horses!’ – Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – A horse owner in the Virgin Islands is complaining bitterly about the state of the track at Ellis Thomas Downs, saying that the condition of the surface is leading to horses being injured.

March 26th, 2015
'Doughmaker raring to go!'- Violet 'Letty' Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minus participation from the United States Virgin Islands, Ellis Thomas Downs Race Track will come alive on Sunday April 12, 2015 with a five-race card featuring some of the Tortola's top local horses.

January 21st, 2015
‘Introduce horse racing in the schools’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk Show host and social commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it would be a good idea to introduce horse racing as a subject to be taught in the schools since it is an important sport here in the Virgin Islands and one that could generate lots more income for the Territory.

January 19th, 2015
UPDATE: St Moose was untouchable - James Bates

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Despite a below par performance from his horse in St Croix recently, popular horse owner and trainer James Bates was confident that St Moose was going to destroy the competition in the first leg of the VI Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday January 18, 2015.

January 17th, 2015
Triple Crown First Leg all set to be a grand affair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Excitement continues to build towards the First Leg of the Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs with news that the Challengers from St Thomas and St Croix have all safely arrived in the territory for the showdown on Sunday January 18, 2015.

January 11th, 2015
Derelict vehicles site to remain in Sea Cows Bay- Greg Massicote

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What has become for years an eyesore both to residents of Sea Cows Bay and horseracing spectators at Ellis Thomas Downs will remain so for a long time.

January 11th, 2015
“This is the last year for the NDP” – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – All set and ready to take on the leadership of the territory of the Virgin Islands, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) declared, “This January when I come before you 2015 the better news is that this is the last year of the NDP.”

December 27th, 2014
Really Up Town put to sleep following leg injury

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Championship winning horse Really Up Town of L&B Racing Stables has been put to sleep following a foot injury suffered in yesterday’s Boxing Day December 26, 2014 races at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cow's Bay, Tortola.

December 27th, 2014
UPDATE: Silence as Really Up Town pulls up lame

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Apollo Sky may have romped home to thunderous applause in the Feature Race at Ellis Thomas Downs on Friday December 26, 2014, but there was stunned silence as racing fans realized Really Up Town had pulled up lame.

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