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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.

February 17th, 2014
UPDATE: Town Hall’s Cruzian win a proud moment – Alex V. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the owners of Tortola’s Town Hall may have come away with a heavy purse of $22,500 in winning the Flamboyant stakes at the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix yesterday, February 16, 2014, the team also emerged with an increased sense of pride and an added notch to an already growing reputation.

November 18th, 2013
UPDATE: Leave it to Bern ignites crowd at Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Overcoming Swagg Daddy down the back straight and roaring to victory down the home straight, Leave it to Bern had a sparse crowd on their feet as he won on home debut in a time of 1:30 and 2 over 7 furlongs to make it three wins in a row on Sunday November 17, 2013.

November 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Races return to Ellis Thomas Downs today, Nov. 17

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Horseracing fans are all set to witness a treat as races return to Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay today, November 17, 2013 after a three month break.

September 30th, 2013
UPDATE: No horse races for Oct. 6; new date not set

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The President of the VI Horse Owners’ Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron, has advised there will be no races at Ellis Thomas Downs for this coming Sunday, October 6, 2013.

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