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December 21st, 2016
34 horses & over $30K in Boxing Day Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The traditional Boxing Day horse racing at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay promises to be another affair to remember on Monday December 26, 2016 with a large crowd expected to witness five races and 34 horses looking to win purses of over $30,000.

August 3rd, 2016
UPDATE: VI takes 6 wins @ August Tuesday Races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The long rivalry between Virgin Islands (VI) and US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) horse owners continued at the August Tuesday Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay yesterday, August 2, 2016.

July 22nd, 2016
Smith confident of Giant Valley Cup double

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The August 2, 2016, Festival Race Meet at Ellis Thomas Downs promises to deliver an action packed card as well as the usual slate of entertainment and “after party” excitement.

June 6th, 2016
UPDATE: Enthralling encounters at Pre- August Races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While all the attention from the small crowd was on the feature battle at the Pre-August Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on June 5, 2016, the day’s earlier match ups had produced some enthralling encounters.

June 1st, 2016
Giant Valley, My Pal Shawn & Call Daddy to face off in June 5 races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - On Sunday June 5, 2016, all roads will lead to Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay once again when the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association presents its final race before its August races and the heat promises to be intense.

April 26th, 2016
My Pal Shawn & St Moose to renew rivalry @ STT Carnival Races this Friday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Optimism is high among Virgin Islands horse owners as the St Thomas, USVI Carnival races on April 29, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps racetrack fast approach.

January 18th, 2016
'New level of professionalism' seen @ VI Classic

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Whilst the crowd swelled to it’s usual proportions in time for the feature race in the V.I. Classic at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay, on Sunday January 17, 2016, there was plenty of early excitement.

January 17th, 2016
St Moose blows away My Pal Shawn in feature race of ‘VI Classic’

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- In what turned out to be a two-horse battle after other challengers pulled out, the feature race of the VI Classic saw St Moose of St Croix overcome Tortola’s My Pal Shawn at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay moments ago, January 17, 2016.

January 8th, 2016
My Pal Shawn & St Moose to clash on Jan 17, 2016 @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the memories of the Boxing Day Races on December 27, 2015 still fresh in the minds of horse racing fans, the first meet for the New Year will be on Sunday January 17, 2016 when a number of horses from the Greater Virgin Islands will take centre stage at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the VI Classic.

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.



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