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May 8th, 2013
Smith encourages horse owners to examine 'breeding locally'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Horse Owner, Lesmore Smith, of Top Priority Racing stables recently decided to retire his champion horse, Good Prospecting, but explained that he would not be putting his horse to pasture in the near future.

April 27th, 2013
Good Prospecting to be retired ‘gratefully’- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with Really Uptown powering to victory to send Virgin Islands horse racing fans in wild celebration in the feature Carnival race at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St Thomas, USVI yesterday, April 27, 2013 there was also some sadness as it was also the last race for the two-time Governor’s Cup champion, Good Prospecting

April 26th, 2013
UPDATE: L&B Stables wins first ever Governor's Cup with Really Uptown!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Tortola's champion horse Really Uptown has won the 2013 Governor's Cup at the Clinton E. Phipps race track in St Thomas, making history for L&B Stables since it is the first time it has won the Governor's Cup.

March 14th, 2013
UPDATE: Broken Home Out! 4 Tortola horses in for Sunday’s races!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site has been reliably informed that Broken Home will no longer be participating in the final leg of the Virgin Islands Triple Crown Challenge in St Thomas, USVI, on Sunday March 17, 2013.

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.

January 11th, 2013
UPDATE: USVI horse owners in quest for Triple Crown glory on VI soil

WEST END, Tortola, VI – USVI horse owners descended on Tortola last evening to participate in the first leg of the Second Annual VI Triple Crown Challenge to be staged at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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.

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