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January 16th, 2017
Hon Walwyn accused of undue political interference in Horse Owners' election

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The ever controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is making negative headlines again.

January 1st, 2017
2016 was ‘full of challenges’- Patsy C. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association (VIHOA) was seen to have made significant strides in many areas, such as purchasing an eight-stall gate as well as actually presenting a proposal to the Government on pari-mutuel wagering, President of that association, Patsy C. Lake has described 2016 as a challenge-filled year.

December 21st, 2016
34 horses & over $30K in Boxing Day Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The traditional Boxing Day horse racing at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay promises to be another affair to remember on Monday December 26, 2016 with a large crowd expected to witness five races and 34 horses looking to win purses of over $30,000.

November 11th, 2016
‘Bad Boys’ from Huntums Ghut to be honoured @ 4th Luncheon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association President Mrs Patsy C. Lake and her Committee will be hosting the 4th Luncheon to honour those who have given back so much to the sport of horse racing, on Sunday November 13, 2016, at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

November 7th, 2016
League of BVIslanders’ honourees get VI ‘dignitary’ support

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The three Virgin Islanders honoured by the League of British Virgin Islanders on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on November 6, 2016 would have been even more honoured to know that a number of persons from the VI, including Government officials, were present to give their support.

October 12th, 2016
Patsy C. Lake changes mind on calling it quits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association Mrs Patsy C. Lake has changed her mind about calling it quits after a year at the helm of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association.

August 5th, 2016
Virgin Islands News Online fires back @ Patsy C. Lake’s misinformation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom was flooded with calls within the last 24 hours requesting to see the article in which the President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association, our National Hero Mrs Patsy C. Lake, falsely accused Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) of publishing a report about a malfunctioned horse track gate.

July 13th, 2016
Ellis Thomas Downs gets professional 8-stall starting gate

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Issues of gates not opening and other starting problems are expected to be drastically reduced if not eliminated at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, thanks to a modern professional 8-stall gate that has been acquired by the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association.

July 11th, 2016
One Stop Mall broken into

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular One Stop Mall in Road Town, owned by Virgin Islands icon Patsy C. Lake, was broken into sometime last night, July 10, 2016.

June 23rd, 2016
Patsy C. Lake calling it quits after one year!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs Patsy C. Lake has made an early announcement at calling it quits after a year at the helm.



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