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May 19th, 2015
Duff sails to Triple Crown glory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Sailing’s Triple Crown was won by Rayne Duff on Sunday May 17, 2015 at the Royal BVI Yacht Club’s Annual Dinghy Championships held at Nanny Cay.

January 5th, 2014
Karen B. Aaron re-elected VI Horse Owners Assoc. President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mrs. Karen B. Aaron, was re-elected when the organisation held elections on December 19, 2013 along with most of the executive that had previously been in place.

May 4th, 2013
Orb bides his time, wins muddy 139th Kentucky Derby

(CNN) -- Orb, far back in the pack for much of the race, made a late charge to win the 139th running of the mud-spattered Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

January 2nd, 2013
Khun Dan ready for bigger races- Trainer

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While Really Uptown stole the show at the recent Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs by defeating Slevin and Good Prospecting in the feature race, there were other horses worthy of attention and praise- Khun Dan is certainly one of them.

December 31st, 2012
UPDATE: VI Triple Crown definitely on - Smith-Aaron

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President-elect of the VI Horse Owners’ Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron wants everyone to be reassured that the highly anticipated VI Triple Crown is definitely still on and is currently in the planning stages.

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.

June 3rd, 2012
Really Uptown, the speed demon, lives up to his name! [Photoslide Included]

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “None of these horses have the kind of speed that he [Really Uptown] has; I don’t care who won before or what they did before, but my horse speed demon can do the job!”

May 25th, 2012
Party planned for VI’s top horses!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A fundraiser is being planned for three of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) top horses on June 2, 2012 at Ellis Thomas Downs, disclosed Virgin Islanders Horse Owners’ Association President Lesmore Smith, and the monies will go towards the upkeep of the track as well as for paying out the purses.

May 16th, 2012
Gov’t should take “bigger interest” in horseracing - Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s leader was encouraged to take a “bigger interest” in horseracing as it is the sport that generates revenue and unifies both the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 30th, 2012
East End Tap’s future looks grim

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A veterinarian is expected to be flown in from Miami next week to gauge the condition of one of the Territory’s top horses, East End Tap, to determine if his injury would have him “up and running” as a pleasure horse or put to sleep.


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