Barbados Turf Club, Bridgetown

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The Barbados Turf Club, which regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados, was established in 1905 and organizes three seasons of racing per year. With approximately 25 race meetings throughout the year running from January to April (Spring Season); May to September (Summer Season) and from November to December (Winter Season).

The location is the Historic Garrison Savannah, close to the capital, Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845. The officers of the British Regiment, who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them.

Racing at the Garrison is not only for the race fan but can be a day of family entertainment. Those who want to enjoy the spectacle from the stands can do so, whilst others who prefer an informal picnic atmosphere can lounge in the shade of the tall trees surrounding the track. The whole family can enjoy Barbadian dishes like pudding and souse, rice and stew, fried fish and fish cakes. Quenching the thirst is not a problem with drinks ranging from refreshing coconut water and icy cold beer to the finest Barbadian rum.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Great please to experience some culture and take pictures. Day or night, very inspiring. Also a great place locals do cardio workouts when not in use.  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    any body going to barbados must check out the horse racing at the garrison savannah every second saturday (check the website) starts about 1.30 2,00 pm and runs till about 5.30 (ish) now you can go in...  more »
  • March 19, 2017
    Facilities are simple but adequate. We watched seven races and had a fun time. Easy to place a bet. Staff were friendly.  more »

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