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February 19th, 2013
Really Uptown sends opposition back to drawing board!

ST CROIX, USVI – Sunday’s races at the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix have now gone in the annals and as the dust settles horse owners are already thinking about what they may need to do next time to stop the seemingly invincible Really Uptown. The horse from the L&B Stables ran a blistering and record breaking pace in the feature race on February 17, 2013.

February 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Really Uptown demolishes competition in St Croix!

ST CROIX, USVI - Really Uptown won the second leg of the VI Triple Crown in convincing fashion on February 17, 2013 with a new track record at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack.

January 17th, 2013
Horse Owners in full support of microchip for horses!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Both the current and past presidents of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association were in full agreement with a new provision in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the movement of equines, that horses could be fitted with a microchip to aid in identification during travelling.

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 8th, 2013
UPDATE: RVIPF to expand search on Anegada for missing woman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has issued a press release which states that based on further investigations into the disappearance of 77-year-old Anegadian Margarita Faulkner-Clinton, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will begin an expanded five-day search on Anegada to begin on Monday, January 14, 2013.

December 26th, 2012
UPDATE: Anyone that comes to challenge Really Uptown will be disappointed- Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Having silenced the doubters that Really Uptown could not have registered a second straight win against St. Croix's champion horse Slevin, Violet "Letty" Hodge is looking for more challengers although she is already warning them that they will be disappointed at the end as her horse Really Uptown is simply the best at the moment.

December 25th, 2012
Lesmore Smith keeping an 'open mind' as underdog

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The current President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association and owner of Top Priority Stables, Mr Lesmore Smith, is quietly confident ahead of tomorrow’s Boxing Day races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

December 14th, 2012
UPDATE: New Horse Owners’ Assoc. president chooses route of consensus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly elected President of the VI Horse Owners’ Association, Karen Smith-Aaron, has expressed that it is her desire to run the Association through the route of consensus and feels that even though her new role might be challenging, the best results would ultimately come through the use of this approach.

November 4th, 2012
Transportation for inter-islands horse races a challenge-Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The President of the Virgin Islands’ Horse Owner’s Association, Lesmore Smith, told local talk show 'Sports Talk' that transportation via barge for horses to get from one island to another has become another challenge to inter-islands horse racing.

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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