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April 14th, 2023
Gov’t made 'significant' offer to family owning land @ Ellis Thomas Downs- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated the Government of the Virgin Islands is awaiting a response from the family responsible for the Ellis Thomas Downs land in Sea Cows Bay, which will determine the future of horseracing.

December 26th, 2022
‘National tragedy that there is no horse racing today’ - Dr Michael A. Turnbull

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Reverend Dr. Michael A. Turnbull aka 'Dr Mike' who is the brother of Legislator, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has called a ‘National Tragedy’ the fact that there is no boxing day races today, December 26, 2022, in the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 15th, 2022
Unity Gov't denies cancelling contract with Thomas family

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Unity Government led by Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says it remains committed to continuing efforts to resolve all outstanding issues with the Thomas family regarding the use of their land, which forms a part of Ellis Thomas Downs.

September 9th, 2022
Sept 18, 2022 horse races in jeopardy over land use ban

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Horse racing fans disappointed with the postponement of horse races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola on September 3, 2022, due to inclement weather were looking forward to the new race date of September 18, 2022.

July 9th, 2022
A lookback @ late Gov Charles W. Turnbull; Ceremony Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - It was last Sunday, July 3, 2022, that the Virgin Islands (VI) learned of the sad news of the passing of former United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Charles W. Turnbull (D) who served as a Democratic Governor for two consecutive terms 1999 to 2007.

December 31st, 2021
Gov’t, Horse racing stakeholders to meet @ start of 2022– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Horse racing in the Virgin Islands (VI) could finally be revived following a hard hit from the COVID-19 pandemic that halted the sport and has seen Ellis Thomas Downs suffer some amount of neglect.

December 26th, 2020
'Keeping hope & culture alive' - Lesmore Smith says 6 horses to compete @ Sunday races!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Six horses will be competing for bragging rights in what has been called the first official horse races to be held in the [British] Virgin Islands since the Coronavirus crisis struck the territory in March, 2020.

March 3rd, 2019
‘Totally Evil’ demolishes competition in feature race

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola VI - In a highly anticipated event, horse races resumed today Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Tortola following a heated 2019 election and political season.

March 2nd, 2019
Horse Racing resumes Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola VI - This Sunday, March 3, 2019, all roads will lead to Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay as horse racing resumes following a heated 2019 elections and political season in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 28th, 2019
Tortola’s ‘Moon Light Bandit’ won Ellis Thomas Downs feature race

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.

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