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December 29th, 2015
‘Track surface needs overhaul; No vet @ races' – Karen B. Smith-Aaron

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outgoing President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Karen B. Smith-Aaron said while she cannot determine what led to the fatal fall of championship horse Doughmaker on Sunday December 27, 2015, she acknowledged that the track surface at Ellis Thomas Downs is in need of an overhaul and said that for 2016 the plan is to have a veterinarian on standby at races.

December 28th, 2015
'Letty' threatens to quit horse racing; claims persons rejoiced @ Doughmaker's demise

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Horse owner Violet ‘Letty’ Delville-Hodge is extremely upset that her championship horse, Doughmaker, had to be put to sleep yesterday December 27, 2015 during the Boxing Day races following injury on the track due to what she alleges to be lack of care for the track at Ellis Thomas Downs by the BVI Horse Owners' Association.

December 28th, 2015
UPDATE: Bittersweet victory for My Pal Shawn

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The celebrations were muted by the sad news that Doughmaker had to be euthanised after falling around the last bend, but My Pal Shawn comfortably won the feature clash of the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday December 27, 2015.

July 8th, 2015
Doughmaker out for at least 3 months

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Championship horse owner Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said history was made in the Virgin Islands when a successful equine surgery was performed on champion horse Doughmaker to remove a bone chip in one of its legs. As a result of the surgery, Doughmaker will be out of action for at least three months.

May 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: L&B Stables thrilled about bringing back Governor’s Cup to VI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Owner of Governor’s Cup winner Doughmaker, Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge said she is happy to once again bring the Governor’s Cup home to the VI.

April 13th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘We put L&B in the oven!’ – Apollo Sky’s Asst. trainer

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “Tell L&B the sun is hot, the oven is baking and we ready to put them in the oven,” were the words of assistant trainer attached to The Boys’ Stables, Enos Z. Aaron, just minutes before the big showdown between Doughmaker of L&B Racing Stables and Apollo Sky of The Boys Stables.

April 9th, 2015
Anticipation builds ahead of April 12 races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – As the days countdown to Sunday April 12, 2015, excitement builds with persons anticipating a hot showdown between Apollo Sky and Doughmaker in the feature race at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

March 26th, 2015
'Doughmaker raring to go!'- Violet 'Letty' Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minus participation from the United States Virgin Islands, Ellis Thomas Downs Race Track will come alive on Sunday April 12, 2015 with a five-race card featuring some of the Tortola's top local horses.

March 2nd, 2015
UPDATE: VI’s Doughmaker tames St Moose!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – There was a moose on the loose but Doughmaker was there for the taming as the Tortola horse ensured the big showdown at the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas on Sunday March 1, 2015, went the way of L and B stables. Doughmaker beat St Moose in a time of 1.39.


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