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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.

January 31st, 2012
Clip on leg may have cost Glorious Memory win in St. Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Touted to win the feature race in St. Thomas on Sunday January 29, 2012, one of the champion horses of the L&B Stable in Tortola, Glorious Memory, was not only defeated but trotted in last at the Clinton E. Phipps Racing Park.

January 30th, 2012
UPDATE: Glorious Memory, All Country finish last in St. Thomas [Photo-slide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although touted to win, Tortola horses Glorious Memory and All Country of the L&B Stable failed to live up to the hype as they both brought up the rear in their events of the race-card dubbed 'The battle of the mares/fillies' today Sunday January 29, 2012 at the Clinton E. Phipps Racing Park in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

January 26th, 2012
Fans encouraged to get early ferry tickets to Triple Crown 2nd leg

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The much anticipated second leg of the historic Triple Crown is not until February 19, 2012, however, horse-racing fans are encouraged to make early purchase of tickets for the boat ride to St. Croix in order to facilitate an early take off from Tortola and a smooth transition from ferry to on land transportation in St. Croix.

January 23rd, 2012
Tourist Board’s Skelton acknowledges Triple Crown “win –win”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the highly successful running of the first Leg of the Virgin Islands Triple Crown, the Turtle Dove Classic at Ellis Thomas Downs, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) will be looking at ways of offering more assistance to Horse Racing and utilising the Downs more often.

January 15th, 2012
Slevin wins Triple Crown first leg [Photoslide Included]

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Slevin of St. Croix powered to a comfortable win in the feature race of the Triple Crown's first leg at Ellis Thomas Downs today January 15, 2012.

January 13th, 2012
UPDATE – From Horseowners’ mouths: competition tight, victory in sight!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the first ever Triple Crown just two days away, the adrenaline rush is at its peak, especially for the competing horse owners who would be looking to win the first leg of the historic event - one that is highly competitive with several champion horses competing.

December 28th, 2011
Better purse structure will enhance participation at races

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the participation from arch-rivals St. Thomas and St. Croix never guaranteed whenever there are horse races at Ellis Thomas Downs here in the Virgin Islands, President-elect of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association, Lesmore Smith, believes increasing prize monies would help to improve participation from the two US Territories.


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