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November 9th, 2015
Patsy C. Lake fails in alleged bid to lease SCB land for horses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversy seems to be brewing regarding the leasing of land around the territory’s lone racetrack, Ellis Thomas Downs, in Sea Cows Bay for the grazing of horses from Family Affair Racing Stables as a deal that was allegedly being negotiated fell through.

October 4th, 2015
My Pal Shawn takes feature race @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Mr Alex V. Lake had expressed extreme confidence in his horse ahead of the feature encounter of the 5-race card at Ellis Thomas Downs today, October 4, 2015 and My Pal Shawn did not disappoint as it galloped to victory moments ago.

September 30th, 2015
My Pal Shawn, Wrol Up to do battle @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – With two debutants in the running, the races at Ellis Thomas Downs on October 4, 2015 promise to be an event full of energy and excitement from the five races set.

September 7th, 2015
UPDATE: Tortola’s My Pal Shawn wins STT feature race

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Tortola’s My Pal Shawn, owned by Alex V. Lake of Family Affair Stables, powered ahead of the field to win yesterday’s, September 6, 2015, feature race at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack in St Thomas, USVI.

July 6th, 2015
keen competition expected @ all-Tortola pre-Festival races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Horse racing returns to Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the Pre-Festival races come July 12, 2015 with an exciting line up of Tortola horses. Five races are carded for the day.

January 12th, 2015
Trading Secrets ready for VI Triple Crown success

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Triple Crown is back on the horse racing calendar, with the first leg scheduled during the meet to take place on Sunday January 18, 2015 at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

December 9th, 2014
UPDATE: Karen B. Smith-Aaron reelected for 3rd term as Horse Owners Pres.

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Karen B. Smith-Aaron has been reelected to a third consecutive term as President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association in their elections held at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola this evening December 9, 2014.

October 4th, 2014
UPDATE: STT horses a no show for Oct. 5 races @ Downs

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Vice President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Lesmore Smith confirmed this morning Saturday October 4, 2014 that none of the horses from St. Thomas (STT), United States Virgin Islands, have come up for the races slated for tomorrow October 5, 2014 at Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola.

February 17th, 2014
UPDATE: Town Hall’s Cruzian win a proud moment – Alex V. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the owners of Tortola’s Town Hall may have come away with a heavy purse of $22,500 in winning the Flamboyant stakes at the Randall ‘Doc’ James racetrack in St Croix yesterday, February 16, 2014, the team also emerged with an increased sense of pride and an added notch to an already growing reputation.

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