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Party planned for VI’s top horses!

The fundraiser will be held at the Downs. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A fundraiser is being planned for three of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) top horses on June 2, 2012 at Ellis Thomas Downs, disclosed Virgin Islanders Horse Owners’ Association President Lesmore Smith, and the monies will go towards the upkeep of the track as well as for paying out the purses.

Residents are encouraged to come out and dole out money at the bar as they reminisce and celebrate the victories of East End Tap, winner of the third leg of the Triple Crown; Good Prospecting who copped the USVI’s Governor’s Cup for the second time in a row and Really Uptown, the speedster that won his race in the Carnival races.

“This is the first time we will be holding such an event and the food is free of course,” Smith stated. He also noted that Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn and Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA will are invited to “give words of encouragement.”

The proceeds from the bar will go towards assisting with the purses since many of the sponsors are unable to contribute due to economic constraints and the upkeep of the track.

Showtime will be providing the entertainment and the event begins at 7 p.m.

12 Responses to “Party planned for VI’s top horses!”

  • October man (25/05/2012, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good idea lesmore but now how much money he can get from such an event???? the people are hurting boss
  • Uncle Tilford (25/05/2012, 15:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope you all invite "johnny" to the party and mek he give a
  • bat man (25/05/2012, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Instead of wasting time with fund raiser which do not make any money when are they going to get serious about pra-mautral laws??? Does the NDP got the balls to do this???? now this is what we need to really up-keep the track. Get with it Lesmore
    • apple pie (25/05/2012, 17:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      so how come the VIP never passed it?
    • eye man (26/05/2012, 09:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      the bvi is a christian place do not look for that any time soon..only if fraser is Premier would it happen!
  • big balls (25/05/2012, 16:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what about pra-matural laws..come on get the balls to pass it NDP
  • question (25/05/2012, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    once you start this you get in troble for what about a party to celebrate Acpectation???
  • Act (26/05/2012, 06:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was thinking the same thing Act is a Legend. He help build the BVI economy . Give it some thought.
  • godd (26/05/2012, 07:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think the party should be on the sunday when horserace is going on ppl is not going to come down there saturday night and still come on sunday for races
  • free (27/05/2012, 00:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    can we wear our funky floral hats and mint juleps to this party at the downs??? free food only??? what about free Beers??? an all you can drink for free Lesmore will get my

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