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Horseracing & fashion lit up Ellis Thomas Downs

- @ Boxing Day Races
Markita T. Turnbull-Smith (left) shows off her designs. Photo: VINO
The fashion show added much flair to the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO
The fashion show added much flair to the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO
Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron models a hat available at One Stop Mall. Photo: VINO
Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron models a hat available at One Stop Mall. Photo: VINO
Even the children had their time in the limelight. Photo: VINO
Even the children had their time in the limelight. Photo: VINO
Fashion by JBY. Photo: VINO
Fashion by JBY. Photo: VINO
Jocelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce doing her hot number- Love Potion. Photo: VINO
Jocelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce doing her hot number- Love Potion. Photo: VINO
The Boxing Day Races also presented an opportunity for friends to hang out for the Christmas season. Photo: VINO
The Boxing Day Races also presented an opportunity for friends to hang out for the Christmas season. Photo: VINO
Selfie? Photo: VINO
Selfie? Photo: VINO
One of the many patrons at the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO
One of the many patrons at the Boxing Day Races at Ellis Thomas Downs. Photo: VINO
Sharing a moment. Photo: VINO
Sharing a moment. Photo: VINO
Sharing a moment. Photo: VINO
Sharing a moment. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A fashion show was among entertainment given to hundreds of patrons decked in their Sunday’s best who flooded the gates of Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the annual Boxing Day races on a warm yet breezy afternoon on Monday December 26, 2016.

Food and music were in abundance and the environment, still filled with the Christmas festivities, was the perfect place for a fashion show in between races.

One Stop Mall showed off its colourful array of hats while Just Be You (JBY), located at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP), displayed its latest in hot outfits for men and women. Young designer Markita T. Turnbull-Smith also presented her work with African prints to the public.

Other entertainment was provided by Jocelyn Sears aka Sistah Joyce, the reigning Calypso Monarch of the Virgin Islands, VIBE, and DJ Push Pop.

Filling the void & entertaining

President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association, Patsy C. Lake told Virgin Islands News Online that it was a way of attracting people and filling the void in between races.

“All these different things would attract more people to come. The models would come and their friends would come, and their friends, friends would come,” she said.

In addition, “So that people will say, after the horses run, now what? At least there is some kind of entertainment, in between races so that people wouldn’t say they are bored, they will have something to occupy their time until the next race comes off.”

17 Responses to “Horseracing & fashion lit up Ellis Thomas Downs”

  • big girls rules (28/12/2016, 09:54) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    that's why I cant afford to go to horse race anymore it's a fashion show
    • @ big girls rules (28/12/2016, 17:41) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
      then stay home I am sure you would have looked at the races from the outside anyway
    • .. (29/12/2016, 08:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      So what if people want to dress well to attend the races? Even in the United States at the horse races men wear tuxedos and women wear elegant dresses with hats....
  • Kingfish (28/12/2016, 10:03) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I would like to get in contact with Ms: Turnbull-Smith. Her fashions can be highlighted at a show in Florida next year.
  • LOL (28/12/2016, 10:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    even the children sharp lol
  • tola (28/12/2016, 12:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fashion Horse Race
  • one eye (28/12/2016, 12:45) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Strupps them cheap clothers from the seeruns
  • IT HARDLY (28/12/2016, 13:00) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    It hardly has any place to go in the BVI, So if folks wanna dress their best for that day why is it a problem?
  • great (28/12/2016, 13:32) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Job well done to all who worked har ro make it happen. Good job guys!
  • fashion police (28/12/2016, 17:24) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Markita Line is really nice. She should work on showing her line in the US. Now the other lines were a disappointment. You can get recess jeans and disco clothes anywhere. If you model low cut clothes, please make sure the Tatas is not going south.
    • Ms. Diva (28/12/2016, 23:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @fashion police, I totally agree, Markita's line is really nice and was well put together. The other lines were cheap knockoffs. They could have at least use body tape to keep like you said, the TATAS from sagging South.
  • Lb (28/12/2016, 19:19) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    sister Joyce music nice mon
  • Hmm (28/12/2016, 21:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    She wan to be seen man.
  • Happy Mongoose (29/12/2016, 00:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would appreciate Ms. Turnbull-Smith's contact. Would like an up close and personal look at her line. Thanks.
    • homegrown (29/12/2016, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You can contact her on her business facebook page at MenenIdesigns or on her personal page at Rasses Ty...
  • WTF (29/12/2016, 01:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bunch of cheap clothes.....lol
    • vbandit (29/12/2016, 20:22) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
      If the clothes are so cheap why are we always bawling that things are so expensive in the BVI. That's why the merchants have a right to put the prices on their stuff really high because they well know the mentality of BVI people.


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