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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.

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.

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