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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.

September 28th, 2012
BVI Recreation Trust to take reigns of horse racing in VI

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online has been informed by a few of its many sources that horse racing in the Virgin Islands will soon fall under the responsibility of the BVI Recreation Trust.

September 24th, 2012
UPDATE: Horse races cancelled at Ellis Thomas Downs this Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – What was already generating excitement among horse racing fans has suddenly fizzed out as the anticipated showdown between St. Croix’s champion horse Slevin and Tortola’s Good Prospecting will not materialise this Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

July 31st, 2012
"Close down race track if it cannot run properly" – Letty Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Horseowner Letty Hodge, who recently lost race horse Lake Texoma, is blaming the conditions of the track's surface for her horse’s demise and charged that if the facility cannot be run properly, it should be closed down.

March 26th, 2012
Horse racing associations to iron out Triple Crown kinks!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the hope of avoiding another controversial Triple Crown such as what occurred in the first staging, the horse racing associations of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and St. Croix are soon to meet to work out those “kinks”.

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