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May 6th, 2013
Much needed rest in store for Really Uptown!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After putting away all comers over the past few months, champion horse Really Uptown can look forward to some much deserved relaxation, according to his co-owner Violet “Letty” Hodge.

April 26th, 2013
UPDATE: L&B Stables wins first ever Governor's Cup with Really Uptown!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Tortola's champion horse Really Uptown has won the 2013 Governor's Cup at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St Thomas, making history for L&B Stables since it is the first time it has won the Governor's Cup.

January 16th, 2013
Meet the 'voice' of horse racing in the VI- Rashidi M. Clenance

By Reuben J. A. Stoby

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The horses break the gate and are blazing down the track with a bunch of horses fighting for the lead as a gap opens in the middle. The track announcer suddenly comes to life and indicates that a horse from behind is making a move on the outside.

January 14th, 2013
UPDATE: Really Uptown well on his way to Triple Crown Glory! [Photo display included]

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Any lingering doubts over the pedigree and speed of Really Uptown were firmly put to bed by an astonishing performance in the 1st leg of the V.I. Triple Crown at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday January 13, 2013.

January 2nd, 2013
Khun Dan ready for bigger races- Trainer

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While Really Uptown stole the show at the recent Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs by defeating Slevin and Good Prospecting in the feature race, there were other horses worthy of attention and praise- Khun Dan is certainly one of them.

November 13th, 2012
Agricore VI: BVI Horse

By Theodore James

The Virgin Islands Horse Racing industry has been a topic that has provoked much conversation over the years. For a sport that attracts a decent crowd, it is tagged with many issues that are in desperate need of addressing in order to see the survival of the sport.

October 28th, 2012
Update: Tortola's horses hold their own in St. Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite being outnumbered and on foreign turf, Tortola's horses participating in the race card at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack in St. Thomas on October 28, 2012 trotted away heads high as they put in a creditable performance.

October 21st, 2012
Most hypocrites are in church!- Caller to sports talk show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the talk show Sports Talk, which was aired on Saturday October 20, 2012 on a local radio station, claimed that most “hypocrites are in the church”. The topic at the time was Pari-Mutuel betting at Ellis Thomas Downs.

October 3rd, 2012
Govt losing out due to absence of pari-mutuel betting- caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller on the radio talk show programme "Speak Out BVI" believes Government is losing lots of much needed revenue by not legalising pari-mutuel betting.

October 2nd, 2012
UPDATE: Horse racing card postponed yet again at Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Horse racing fans here in the Virgin Islands will have to wait some more before they can witness another "sport of kings" at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay since the race card scheduled for Sunday, October 7, 2012 has been called off.

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