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June 20th, 2016
‘Better late than never’- Son of horse racing honouree Jim Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola- “They never gave him anything when he was alive, but it’s better late than never so I am thankful to the VI Horse Owners Association,” commented McDonald Smith on receiving a plaque in honour of his late father and horse racing stalwart, Mr Jim Smith.

June 1st, 2016
Giant Valley, My Pal Shawn & Call Daddy to face off in June 5 races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - On Sunday June 5, 2016, all roads will lead to Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay once again when the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association presents its final race before its August races and the heat promises to be intense.

April 26th, 2016
My Pal Shawn & St Moose to renew rivalry @ STT Carnival Races this Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Optimism is high among Virgin Islands horse owners as the St Thomas, USVI Carnival races on April 29, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps racetrack fast approach.

April 16th, 2016
VI horseracing stalwarts to be honoured on Sunday April 17

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Saying ‘thank you’ goes a long way but the BVI Horse Owners Association has gone a little further by hosting a ‘grand’ luncheon and exhibition horse race for several persons who have been credited with contributing towards the development of horse racing in the Virgin Islands.

March 24th, 2016
Wrol Up, Honors & Bellamy Chief among horses in QEII Classic race

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Come Sunday March 27, 2016, Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on the main island of Tortola will come alive with six exciting races to honour the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her 90th birthday this year.

February 25th, 2016
Keen competition expected @ all-Tortola races on Feb 28, 2016

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – An all Tortola event is upcoming this Sunday February 28, 2016 as the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association stages its race meet featuring five races. Horse owners are pumped with expectation of their animals doing well.

January 16th, 2016
Screen erected to block out derelict vehicles eyesore @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Many spectators, horse racing fans and residents from around the Third District have long complained about the unsightly look of the derelict vehicles dump site at the Eastern side of Ellis Thomas Downs, the only horse racing facility on the main island of Tortola.

January 13th, 2016
New starting gate being sought for Ellis Thomas Downs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Mrs Patsy C. Lake has disclosed that even though the VI Classic horse racing meet is scheduled for this Sunday January 17, 2016, the entire sum for the purses has not been secured.

January 8th, 2016
My Pal Shawn & St Moose to clash on Jan 17, 2016 @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the memories of the Boxing Day Races on December 27, 2015 still fresh in the minds of horse racing fans, the first meet for the New Year will be on Sunday January 17, 2016 when a number of horses from the Greater Virgin Islands will take centre stage at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the VI Classic.

November 15th, 2015
Legacy of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE celebrated in style

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night to remember for former Premier and former Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands, who finally got the Gala Dinner promised to him and which had been put off twice.



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