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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.

February 19th, 2013
Really Uptown sends opposition back to drawing board!

ST CROIX, USVI – Sunday’s races at the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix have now gone in the annals and as the dust settles horse owners are already thinking about what they may need to do next time to stop the seemingly invincible Really Uptown. The horse from the L&B Stables ran a blistering and record breaking pace in the feature race on February 17, 2013.

February 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Really Uptown demolishes competition in St Croix!

ST CROIX, USVI - Really Uptown won the second leg of the VI Triple Crown in convincing fashion on February 17, 2013 with a new track record at the Randall 'Doc' James racetrack.

December 26th, 2012
UPDATE: Anyone that comes to challenge Really Uptown will be disappointed- Hodge

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Having silenced the doubters that Really Uptown could not have registered a second straight win against St. Croix's champion horse Slevin, Violet "Letty" Hodge is looking for more challengers although she is already warning them that they will be disappointed at the end as her horse Really Uptown is simply the best at the moment.

December 23rd, 2012
Slevin relaxed but keen on revenge against Really Uptown! – James Bates

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The owner of Slevin, Mr James Bates, has revealed that he is keen on righting the wrong that took place with his horse’s loss to Really Uptown at races held earlier this month in the US Virgin Islands by winning the upcoming feature Boxing Day one mile race at Ellis Thomas Downs on December 26, 2012.

December 21st, 2012
UPDATE: Final official Boxing Day race card is out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The final official race card for the Boxing Day races at Ellis Thomas Downs on December 26, 2012 has now been released by the VI Horse Owners Association.

March 13th, 2012
Slevin out of VI Triple Crown...again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In another twist to the plot leading up to the 3rd and final leg of the Johnny Walker Black VI Triple Crown Challenge slated for March 18, 2012 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track in St. Thomas, USVI, Slevin has been scratched from the race.

March 7th, 2012
Slevin enters final leg of VI Triple Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Finally, news that horse racing fans were waiting to hear - the Big Demon Slevin has been entered to participate in the final leg of the VI Triple Crown slated for March 18, 2012 at the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track in St. Thomas, USVI.

March 6th, 2012
Bud White controversy before St. Croix Horse Racing Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A hearing on the controversial entry of Bud White in the second leg of the Virgin Islands' Triple Crown is scheduled for Wednesday March 7, 2012.

March 1st, 2012
Triple Crown will go on with or without Slevin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the presence of the big demon, Slevin, would make the perfect ingredient for a best boil to wrap up the historic Triple Crown, President of the St. Thomas Horse Racing Association, Winston Benjamin, is adamant that the third leg would surely be the best leg come March 18, 2012.

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