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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.

August 15th, 2013
VI should host one Festival Village for 60th Anniversary – Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One observer, in his capacity as a private citizen, has suggested that the 60th Anniversary celebrations for next year’s Emancipation Festival should be held at one location over the usual festive period as this may be more practical and cost effective.

August 14th, 2013
Festival vendors were difficult to deal with- Private security firm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Head of Top Priority Security Services, Mr Lesmore Smith said vendors were the hardest to deal with during this year’s Emancipation Festival activities.

August 7th, 2013
UPDATE: St Croix’s Plotter came specially for Premier’s Cup - Trainer

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Jo-Dingo Stables’ Jahmal Rivera said he came specially to achieve the feat of having Plotter become the first St Croix horse to win the Premier’s Cup.

May 20th, 2013
Local horse owners fired up for June 2 races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Horse owners have expressed excitement in anticipation of the upcoming races set for June 2, 2013 at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

May 8th, 2013
Smith encourages horse owners to examine 'breeding locally'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Horse Owner, Lesmore Smith, of Top Priority Racing stables recently decided to retire his champion horse, Good Prospecting, but explained that he would not be putting his horse to pasture in the near future.

April 27th, 2013
Good Prospecting to be retired ‘gratefully’- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with Really Uptown powering to victory to send Virgin Islands horse racing fans in wild celebration in the feature Carnival race at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St Thomas, USVI yesterday, April 27, 2013 there was also some sadness as it was also the last race for the two-time Governor’s Cup champion, Good Prospecting

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.

April 1st, 2013
Top Priority hosts joint security training conference

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Top Priority Security Services hosted a four-day law enforcement training course that was set out to bring Police, Teachers and Social Workers as well as other stakeholders under ‘one umbrella’.

March 30th, 2013
UPDATE: Its official, No Easter races for 2013-President Smith-Aaron

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online on March 27, 2013, President of the VI Horse Owners' Association Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron moments ago confirmed to this news site in an exclusive interview from overseas that the Easter horse races at Ellis Thomas Downs scheduled for April 7, have been cancelled.



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