Barbados Thoroughbred horse racing
at its best
Barbados horse racing like most other events on this
idyllic paradise is an occasion for festivities… and the
perfect time to combine the traditional sun, sea and sand
holiday with the excitement of the sport of kings. The
historic Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse
racing in Barbados since 1845.
Over the last 50 years the Barbados Turf Club has
developed race days into a great outing for the whole
family. The main race day at the Garrison Savannah is
Saturday… and the main event on the race calendar is the
prestigious Sandy Lane Gold Cup.
This exciting race usually takes place on the first
Saturday in March and is the culmination of a week of
festivities done with typical Barbados celebratory flare.
This popular Barbados horse race which began in 1983 has
develop into the biggest horserace in the Southern
so popular is the race that every year thousands of horse
racing enthusiast from around the world descend on Barbados
to be part of the race... But there is more to horse racing
in Barbados than the Sandy Lane Gold Cup… the race calendar
is filled with a number of other exciting races.
Here is a look at some of the other races….
The Banks Barbados Guineas takes place around April… this
is the first Jewel in the Triple Crown and the first major
race after the very popular Sandy Lane Gold Cup. This no
doubt adds the atmosphere… as much excitement is still in
the air after the festivities of the Gold Cup.
Although there is horse racing during May and June most race
pundits at the Garrison eagerly looks forward to the second
jewel in the Triple Crown series… This race is the Pinnacle
Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic. The third jewel in the
Triple Crown is the United Insurance Barbados Derby… this
race run off in August and has become an integral part of
the summer program at the Garrison Savannah.
October and November also feature a high quality Saturday
race program at the Garrison Savannah… But the race that
brings the curtain down is the Boxing Day race is the annual
Diamonds International Challenge Series for two year old's.
Some of the other races on the very hectic Barbados Turf
Club race calendar are…
- The Diamond International /Audemore Piquet Two Year Old
- The Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders Association Series
- The Barbados Fillies Guineas
- Barbados Oaks for three year olds and four year olds
- The Sunset Reef and the Coolmore Stakes
- The Ocala Breeders Sales Company Race
So whether you just want an enjoyable fun filled day out at
the races with the family… or if you are a serious punter
looking to place your bets. The unique atmosphere at the
historic Garrison Savannah for Barbados horse racing events
will blow you away.…