HORSE RACING (GARRISON SAVANNAH)
The illustrious thoroughbred Garrison Savannah,ridden by Mark Pitman at the end of the 19th century, made horse riding a royal sport in Barbados. A racetrack has been named after him and attracts the leading punters of thoroughbreds. From January to April, from May to August and from October to December, numerous races are held on the island. Visitors can attend the races throughout the year, to bet or to simply share a great time with family.
The Barbados Golf Cup, which has taken place every year since 1982, is a prestigious horse race in the county of St Michael which attracts the best horses from the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.
Horse races are an institution in Barbados. Discover the famous Garrison Savannah racetrack! Since 1845, in the British Colonial era, when the famous thoroughbred Garrison Savannahwas ridden by Mark Pitman, horse racing has been a royal sport in Barbados.
The Barbados Turf Club (BTC),the organisation in charge of the horse racing, made its appearance in 1905 in Barbados!
The Barbados racecourse, the Garrison Savannah attracts all the leading punters of thoroughbreds on the islands. Visitors can attend the races throughout the year, to bet or to simply share a great time with family. The parades, picnics and local activities are all part of the atmosphere of the horse racing in Barbados!
For more information about the BTC and the Garrison Savannah, visit the official website of the Barbados Turf Club. You will also find there the main annual events of the horse riding in Barbados.
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