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September 23rd, 2015
‘It was time for him to go’ – 'Act' co-owner Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - A sporting legend in the Virgin Islands is no more. The great Virgin Islands race horse Actspectation had to be euthanised yesterday morning September 22, 2015 on the advice of a veterinarian, bringing to an end the retired champion horse that had a proud legacy of 19 wins in succession.

August 4th, 2015
UPDATE: St Moose victory marred by Break Up The Game injury

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The 8th running of the Premier’s Cup at the Ellis Thomas Downs on Tuesday August 4, 2015 was won by St Moose, but the race will go down in the history books for sadder reasons.

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.

June 18th, 2015
Tortola horses skip STT races to prep for home event

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Horses from Tortola will not be participating in the upcoming race meet in St Thomas at the Clinton E. Phipps race track as the June 28, 2015 races fall too close to the time that the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association will stage its own meet billed for July 12, 2015.

April 27th, 2015
3 Tortola horses in STT's Governor’s Cup

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three Tortola horses, Doughmaker, Chilean Boy and Trading Secrets will go head to head with Uptown Anthem, Giant Valley and Break Up The Game in the Governor’s Cup – the feature race on May 1, 2015 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track, St. Thomas, USVI.

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.

February 26th, 2015
Doughmaker vs St Moose highlights STT Race Card

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The Triple Crown may be dead and buried for another year, but the excitement is growing for the Races scheduled for the Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, USVI, on Sunday March 1, 2015, when no fewer than ten Tortola horses could be competing for nearly $45,000 in purse money.

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 12th, 2015
Trading Secrets ready for VI Triple Crown success

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Triple Crown is back on the horse racing calendar, with the first leg scheduled during the meet to take place on Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

September 8th, 2014
VI’s Apollo Sky, Majestic Express & Fort Pyramid win in St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Three horses from Tortola, Virgin Islands – Apollo Sky, Fort Pyramid and Majestic Express – scored wins at a race meet held at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) yesterday Sunday September 7, 2014.



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