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July 12th, 2019
‘People said we would only become a training track’- Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- “I am not raising my own flags but giving myself a pat on the back as well, while not being boastful about it, that the Virgin Islands has the only [horse racing] track running and it probably will be the only track [in Greater Virgin Islands] for the next year.”

June 18th, 2015
Tortola horses skip STT races to prep for home event

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Horses from Tortola will not be participating in the upcoming race meet in St Thomas at the Clinton E. Phipps race track as the June 28, 2015 races fall too close to the time that the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association will stage its own meet billed for July 12, 2015.

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 30th, 2015
'Rough track @ Ellis Thomas Downs killing our horses!’ – Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – A horse owner in the Virgin Islands is complaining bitterly about the state of the track at Ellis Thomas Downs, saying that the condition of the surface is leading to horses being injured.

March 25th, 2015
Esther N. Fraser new Horse Owners’ Assoc. PRO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the resignation of horse racing enthusiast Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson, a story first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association has appointed a new Public Relations Officer (PRO)- Ms Esther N. Fraser.

March 4th, 2015
Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson quits as Horse Owners’ Asso. PRO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson has resigned from the post of Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association, becoming the third person to leave the position in about three years.

December 9th, 2014
UPDATE: Karen B. Smith-Aaron reelected for 3rd term as Horse Owners Pres.

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Karen B. Smith-Aaron has been reelected to a third consecutive term as President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association in their elections held at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola this evening December 9, 2014.

April 18th, 2012
“Horse of the Year” among honours for Inter-VI Horse racing in 2013

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Plans for the introduction of an honouring ceremony by the Inter-Virgin Islands horseracing associations will become a reality in 2013 when awards will be handed out to the top horse, jockey, horse trainer and horse man for the year.

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