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December 25th, 2017
After 19 years, No Boxing Day Horse Races @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Residents who are accustomed to the annual Boxing Day horse races each December 26 at Ellis Thomas Downs or the former Little A Racetrack are still feeling the effects of killer storms Irma and Maria.

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 28th, 2015
UPDATE: Bittersweet victory for My Pal Shawn

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The celebrations were muted by the sad news that Doughmaker had to be euthanised after falling around the last bend, but My Pal Shawn comfortably won the feature clash of the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday December 27, 2015.

December 23rd, 2015
11 horses to make debut @ 'Boxing Day' races on Dec 27, 2015

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Some 11 horses are expected to make their debut during the Boxing Day horse racing extravaganza this December 27, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs, in Sea Cows Bay on the Virgin Islands' main island of Tortola.

December 25th, 2014
UPDATE: Some STT horses scratched for 2014 Boxing Day race

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online was reliably informed that some of the horses that were due to come up from St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands for tomorrow’s December 26, 2014 Boxing Day races at Ellis Thomas Downs will not be coming.

December 27th, 2013
Town Hall & Stephen Got Better stamp pedigree @ races [new photos added]

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - A smaller than expected crowd at the Ellis Thomas Downs Boxing Day races bore witness to the power and speed of Stephen Got Better as well as Town Hall, who both had comfortable wins to stamp their pedigree on proceedings.

December 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Town Hall wins feature event at Boxing Day races!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Town Hall emerged the victor in today's feature event of the Boxing Day races held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

December 20th, 2013
Really Uptown a no-show for Boxing Day races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The proposed race card for Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs is now in and five races are expected to be run off on race day, including a feature race that includes one horse on debut and another racing out of St Thomas.

December 9th, 2013
UPDATE: Leave it to Bern expected to be 'put down'

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicates that rising speedster Leave it to Bern has been diagnosed as having a broken leg and is expected to be 'put down' soon.

December 31st, 2012
UPDATE: VI Triple Crown definitely on - Smith-Aaron

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President-elect of the VI Horse Owners’ Association, Mrs Karen Smith-Aaron wants everyone to be reassured that the highly anticipated VI Triple Crown is definitely still on and is currently in the planning stages.

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