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Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ won Ellis Thomas Downs feature race

Winner 'Moon Light Bandit’ heading to the finish line. Photo: Team of Reporters
The feature race with a purse of $8000 was won by Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and coming in second was ‘Giant Valley’ also from Tortola. Both horses are owned by Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables. Photo: Team of Reporters
The feature race with a purse of $8000 was won by Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and coming in second was ‘Giant Valley’ also from Tortola. Both horses are owned by Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables. Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - While the crowd was small compared to the Boxing Day 2018 races at Ellis Thomas Downs, there were more political aspirants and politicians than spectators when Horse Races returned to Tortola on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

The Races was spearheaded by Lesmore Smith, the President of the BVI Horse Owners Association and the day saw five exciting races with some 14 horses from St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

Smith had First & Second Place

The feature race with a purse of $8000 was won by Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ and coming in second was ‘Giant Valley’ also from Tortola. Both horses are owned by Lesmore Smith of Top Priority Racing Stables.

It was a four-horse race that also saw ‘Go Pancho Go’ of St. Thomas and the debut of ‘Unknown’ also from St. Thomas.

The next race day is scheduled for February 17, 2019, dubbed the pre-election races as the Virgin Islands (British) will go to the polls on February 25, 2019, to elect a new government.

Our News Centre will bring more details of the other races in a later publication.

9 Responses to “Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ won Ellis Thomas Downs feature race”

  • one eye (28/01/2019, 05:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good to go
  • The Hate & The haters (28/01/2019, 05:52) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The hatefulness in this place is what kills or killing it... Music Festival was too good for Rhymers who who run by an Xpat . They stop it for a while because they had their evil plans. Then they brought it back and put it next to Myetts . Hmmm. A total disaster it was. All because they hated the Xpat at Rhymers. Rhymers was the perfect location but they find all kind of excuses driven by hate to try to fix something that was never broken..Is The hate that cause the NDP. The Myetts The representative and the evil doers to fail ....God don't sleep ..He sees the Good and the evil and the lady that Run Rhymers is a very nice God fearing lady... Glad to hear Mr. Clyne talking about it in such positive light. He is right . Hope he wins and we can get Our music festival back
    • faith (28/01/2019, 09:10) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      What the hell does Horse Racing go to do with hate for Rhymer or Myetts? You sound like a babbling illiterate
  • wize up (28/01/2019, 07:51) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Mr Smith for political office
  • one eye (28/01/2019, 10:41) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    seems like a set up two of his horses running in the same race
  • Sam (28/01/2019, 10:43) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    How come we not talking about the gate tat came from st Thomas and we have one here.This website is flake news. Only support vip.bam bam bam


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