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November 23rd, 2022
No Boxing Day horse races this year- Lesmore Smith

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- As there seems to be no resolution in sight to the impasse between the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the Thomas family that owns a portion of land that accommodates Ellis Thomas Downs at Sea Cows Bay, there will be no Boxing Day horse races this year.

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 14th, 2022
UPDATE: Horse races called off; Funday planned- Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The September 18, 2022, horse races are definitely off, says President of the VI Horse Owners Association Mr Lesmore Smith.

September 4th, 2022
Horse races scheduled for today postponed

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The horse races scheduled for today, September 4, 2022, at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, have been postponed due to inclement weather.

August 2nd, 2022
Come on Venezuela wins feature clash of August Tuesday Races

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- [Post Time: 5:40pm] ] Bragging rights and a handsome purse have gone to the US Virgin Islands (USVI) as Come on Venezuela has won the feature clash of the August Tuesday Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

August 2nd, 2022
Feature horse race today a VI vs USVI affair!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The feature clash of the August Tuesday Races today, August 2, 2022, at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay will be a Virgin Islands versus US Virgin Islands affair.

July 20th, 2022
August Tuesday Festival Horse Races are on!- Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the Virgin Islands’ most anticipated activities during Emancipation Festival, the August Tuesday Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, will be happening after all.

December 12th, 2021
Iconic Ellis Thomas Downs sits dilapidated & overgrown

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Once the hub of comradery and a rich culture of horse races in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Iconic Elis Thomas Downs on Tortola now sits dilapidated & overgrown with vegetation.

December 28th, 2020
Moonlight Bandit sweeps feature race @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Moonlight Bandit had horse racing fans jumping for joy as it trotted to victory in the feature race of the Boxing Day Races, held at Ellis Thomas Downs on Sunday, December 27, 2020.

March 13th, 2020
UPDATE: Sunday's horse racing cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Cancellations due to the global pandemic, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), are being felt here in the Virgin Islands, with horse racing being one of the latest public events to be cancelled.

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