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Horse Races set for Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 @ Ellis Thomas Downs

January 25th, 2019 | Tags: Lesmore Smith Virgin Islands horse races sports
Following the return of horse races on Boxing Day 2018 at Ellis Thomas Downs, the Virgin Islands will again see Horse racing action this Sunday, January 27, 2019. Photo: VINO
The feature race with a purse of $8000 will see ‘Go Pancho Go’ of St Thomas going up against ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and ‘Giant Valley’. There is always expected to be a debut from St Thomas according to the race card. Photo: VINO
The feature race with a purse of $8000 will see ‘Go Pancho Go’ of St Thomas going up against ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and ‘Giant Valley’. There is always expected to be a debut from St Thomas according to the race card. Photo: VINO
There will be five races which will include horses from St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. According to the race card the purses range from $5000 to $8000. Photo: Team of Reporters
There will be five races which will include horses from St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. According to the race card the purses range from $5000 to $8000. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Following the return of horse races on Boxing Day 2018 at Ellis Thomas Downs, the Virgin Islands will again see horse racing action this Sunday, January 27, 2019.

There will be five races which will include horses from St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.  According to the race card the purses range from $5000 to $8000.

The St Thomas horses are already on Tortola according to President of the BVI Horse Owners Association—who recently turned politician— Mr Lesmore Smith.

Feature race

The feature race with a purse of $8000.00 will see ‘Go Pancho Go’ of St Thomas going up against ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and ‘Giant Valley’. There is always expected to be a debut from St Thomas according to the race card.  

Mr Smith told our news centre that there are “14 horses from St. Thomas”, an increase from Boxing Day 2018, where only nine (9) came and he is asking “the people to come out and support the races.”

No help from NDP1 for Sunday’s races

He said each month there will be races, once he continues to get the support from the people. Mr Smith now an At-Large candidate for the February 25, 2019, general elections, noted again that he has “not gotten a dime from Government and doing it out of pocket.”

Mr Smith stated that because of the support of the Boxing Day races on December 26, 2018, he was “able to pay the purses and other entertainers.”

Post time is 2:00 PM and our news centre will have racing coverage.

6 Responses to “Horse Races set for Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 @ Ellis Thomas Downs”

  • fat cat (25/01/2019, 18:26) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    We still not voting for you
  • horse man (25/01/2019, 18:32) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Purses looking good
  • big girls rules (25/01/2019, 22:48) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I broke need new clothes to wear
  • Thr rick (26/01/2019, 04:07) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Lesmote stop daying givernmrnt is not helping did you turn over the entrsmce mobey for the lsst rsce to thr governmrnt-no you did not. Hoe much did you collect? You are hosting rsces with st thonas and you ste not asking they government or they private business to chip inn. Its now you and your commitee privste affsirs. I personslly dobt hsve a prob. With thst, but plesse stip trying to mske thebgovernment look bad snd enjoy your profits!
    • Thr rick (26/01/2019, 12:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      YOU NEED TO ATTEND SOME ENGLISH CLASSES.............A LOT



      MR. SMITH IS MAKING AN EFFORT WHILE OTHERS ONLY RUNNING THEIR MOUTHS


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