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August 18th, 2016
Sugar Works Museum highlights VI’s horse racing stalwarts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Those who have over the many years contributed towards the development of horse racing in the Virgin Islands were highlighted by the Sugar Estate Museum in Lower Estate on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

April 30th, 2016
UPDATE: Giant Valley’s win no surprise to Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many regarded the Governor’s Cup win by Tortola’s Giant Valley at the Carnival Races at Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on April 29, 2016 as an upset, horse owner Lesmore Smith was hardly surprised.

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 16th, 2016
16 year old USVI lad already a champion horse owner

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – At the age of 16, Lionel A. Vanterpool of St Thomas, USVI is already a race winning horse owner and groom having lead his mare City Splendour to victory. He is also involved in the grooming of champion horse Pumped Up Kicks and his involvement in the well-loved sport could spawn a new wave of young supporters to keep it alive.

February 23rd, 2016
Horse racing in USVI @ ‘Mexican standoff’

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The horse racing industry in the US Virgin Islands, once a thriving and economy-boosting segment, has hit a standstill that is showing no signs of easing, as TRAXCO officials, and members and representatives of the Flamboyant Horsemen Association are tied in a two-way blame game that Senator Novelle Francis called a “Mexican standoff.”

February 9th, 2016
USVI horse owners displeased with condition of Ellis Thomas Downs!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of horse owners both in the Virgin Islands and in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands believe that the track surface at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay has not been getting the maintenance that it needs and thus posed a potential danger to horses.

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.

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.

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.

September 30th, 2015
My Pal Shawn, Wrol Up to do battle @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – With two debutants in the running, the races at Ellis Thomas Downs on October 4, 2015 promise to be an event full of energy and excitement from the five races set.



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