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May 8th, 2018
Pasty C. Lake Out! Lesmore Smith In! as new Horse Owners' President

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The BVI Horse Owner’s Association, the body that organises and runs all horse races at the famous Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola, has new leadership.

August 22nd, 2017
Patsy C. Lake brings police to seize horse from Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “It didn’t have to come to this, I’m not a monster. It didn’t have to come to five officers with firearms. I felt really embarrassed about the situation.”

July 3rd, 2017
UPDATE: Giant Valley 2nd to Totally Evil in St John’s Festival Races

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Governor’s Cup champion Totally Evil made it 6 wins in a row in the Greater Virgin Islands when he took the feature race of the St John’s Festival Horse Races at Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) today, July 3, 2017.

June 12th, 2017
Father’s Day Ellis Thomas Downs Races cancelled; St Thomas pulled out!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has confirmed that Virgin Islands horse races scheduled for Father’s Day, June 18, 2017 at Tortola’s Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, has been cancelled.

September 19th, 2016
UPDATE: Disappointing day @ USVI races for Tortola horses

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Despite high expectation and confidence ahead of the races on Sunday September 18, 2016 at Clinton E. Phipps Track in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), the results were way below expectations.

August 19th, 2016
Visitors come to place bets on horses- Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long time horse owner Lesmore Smith has again called for pari-mutuel betting in the Virgin Islands to be made legal.

August 8th, 2016
Giant Valley to seek revenge against St Moose next month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Giant Valley of Tortola, Virgin Islands was unable to add the Premier’s Cup to its recent Governor's Cup win as it trailed home in the feature event of the August Tuesday Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on 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 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 30th, 2016
UPDATE: Giant Valley’s win no surprise to Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many regarded the Governor’s Cup win by Tortola’s Giant Valley at the Carnival Races at Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on April 29, 2016 as an upset, horse owner Lesmore Smith was hardly surprised.





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