Hugo Hodge Jr.

Hugo Hodge Jr.

Hugo Hodge Jr.

ST. THOMAS — For the past year, Hugo Hodge Jr. has sat through meetings and watched as the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission became embroiled in turmoil, while failing to make progress towards the governance of the sport in the territory.

Hodge now hopes those days are behind them, after the St. Thomas resident was elected chairman of the Horse Racing Commission on Monday in the HRC’s final meeting of 2019.

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