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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”.

March 15th, 2012
Final Leg of Triple Crown set for Sunday March 18

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - All eyes will be on St. Thomas this Sunday March 18, 2012 for the final leg of the first ever Virgin Islands’ Triple Crown. The first leg was ran on January 15, 2012 at the Virgin Islands’ (Tortola) famous Ellis Thomas Downs and was won by St. Croix’s Slevin and the second leg ran on St. Croix’s Randall ‘Doc’ James Racetrack on February 19, 2012 and was won by new comer Bud White of St. Thomas.

March 13th, 2012
Slevin out of VI Triple Crown...again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In another twist to the plot leading up to the 3rd and final leg of the Johnny Walker Black VI Triple Crown Challenge slated for March 18, 2012 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track in St. Thomas, USVI, Slevin has been scratched from the race.

February 23rd, 2012
Slevin out of Triple Crown!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Slevin, one of the fastest horses on the race track, will not be competing in the last leg of the Virgin Islands’ Triple Crown slated for St. Thomas next month, revealed James Bates, its owner.

February 14th, 2012
Tortola objects to new horse entry in Triple Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite objections from the Virgin Islands' Horse Owner's Association, new comer Bud White has been cleared to run in the second leg of the Johnny Walker Black VI Triple Crown Challenge at the Randolph ‘Doc’ James Race Track in St. Croix on February 19, 2012.

February 1st, 2012
Memuneh to return to competition soon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The prized thoroughbred of the L&B Stable, Memuneh, has recovered from its injury that has kept it out of competition since the Festival Races on August 2, 2011.

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