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February 16th, 2019
Election Horse Races cancelled, next race day, March 3, 2019

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Many residents, political aspirants and incumbents were gearing up for socialising ahead of the 2019 Elections Day at the proposed Sunday, February 17, 2019, race day at Ellis Thomas Downs, on Tortola.

January 28th, 2019
Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ won Ellis Thomas Downs feature race

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - While the crowd was small compared to the Boxing Day 2018 races at Ellis Thomas Downs, there were more political aspirants and politicians than spectators when Horse Races returned to Tortola on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

January 23rd, 2019
More money budgeted to drive 2 former Legislators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While it is not clear what policy led to former Legislators in the Virgin Islands (VI) becoming eligible for state-sponsored transportation, more money has been approved to drive two former members around.

December 27th, 2018
'Gov’t did not help with return of Horse Races' - Lesmore Smith

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI - With the successful return of Horse Races to the Virgin Islands (VI) after an 18 month hiatus, President of the BVI Horse Racing Association, Mr Lesmore Smith said they didn’t have to be dependent on Government to make it happen.

December 27th, 2018
UPDATE: Massive outpour as Horse Races return to VI

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – After an 18 months long delay, Horse Races finally returned to the Virgins Islands (VI) in a massive outpouring of support at Ellis Thomas Downs, yesterday, Boxing Day, 2018.

December 23rd, 2018
After 18mths, Horse Races return to Tortola on Boxing Day 2018

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - After some 18 months without, Horse Races is finally returning to Tortola on Boxing Day, 2018.

July 27th, 2018
Multi-Service Gas Station to open its doors on July 28, 2018

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The world of gas stations will not be the same in the Virgin Islands (VI). ‘The new kids on the block’ in service stations is ‘The Boys’ headed by Rodney A. Simmons.

May 8th, 2018
Pasty C. Lake Out! Lesmore Smith In! as new Horse Owners' President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Horse Owner’s Association, the body that organises and runs all horse races at the famous Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola, has new leadership.

January 8th, 2018
Gun & ammo recovered @ Ellis Thomas Downs following shooting

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is said to be intensely investigating the finding of a gun and several rounds of ammunition at Ellis Thomas Downs late last night January 7, 2018.

December 25th, 2017
After 19 years, No Boxing Day Horse Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents who are accustomed to the annual Boxing Day horse races each December 26 at Ellis Thomas Downs or the former Little A Racetrack are still feeling the effects of killer storms Irma and Maria.

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