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July 28th, 2016
‘Letty’ Hodge out as Parade Marshal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After initially accepting the role of Parade Marshal for the August Monday Parade, Violet ‘Letty’ Delville-Hodge has since opted out.

June 17th, 2016
More VI horse racing stalwarts to be honoured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners' Association Patsy C. Lake said that this coming Sunday, Father's Day June 19, 2016, a number of persons who have made significant contribution to the sport of horse racing in the territory will be celebrated.

February 9th, 2016
USVI horse owners displeased with condition of Ellis Thomas Downs!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of horse owners both in the Virgin Islands and in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands believe that the track surface at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay has not been getting the maintenance that it needs and thus posed a potential danger to horses.

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.

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 16th, 2015
Patsy C. Lake is new VI Horse Owners’ Association President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- In an election on December 15, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs that saw a small turn out of horse owners and the absence of some members who were nominated and reelected, veteran horse owner, businesswomen, and local heroine, Mrs Patsy C. Lake, was elected President of the VI Horse Owners’ Association to serve for the 2016 term.

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