Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown

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Experience some Barbadian horse racing at Garrison Savannah, known internationally for hosting the Barbados Gold Cup. Horse racing on the historic savannah has taken place since 1845, when members of the British Regiment used the area to match their own horses. The club, established in 1905, has since developed into a 6 furlong (1,207 m) vibrant green track surrounded by bustling spectator stands. Refresh yourself with cold coconut water accompanied by pudding and souse, then head into the lively crowds to place a bet and feel the thrill of the race. Using our custom trip planner, Bridgetown attractions like Garrison Savannah can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spent the day at the races with friends and local bajans beautifully dressed . We had a large picnic of lots of locally cooked food and drinks  more »
  • This place is amazing.i love the atmosphere of the Garrison its lively on any given Saturday. It’s close to downtown and you can there by public transportation.  more »
  • We always visit this location because of the horse racing; the excitement and the kids love seeing the horse going and going. The surrounding area is be good  more »
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  • A very entertaining day of Thoroughbred horse racing at the Historic Garrison Savannah. I thoroughly enjoyed. Would recommend to anyone. GOOD FOOD LITS TO DRINK AND VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE. Made my deposit of Bds $100. Worth every penny of it.
  • A world Heritage Site, it was the blue print for all other military garrisons during Great Britain reign in the colonial era. It is still part of the ancestral home to the Barbados Defence Force. The buildings are well maintain and the National Armory is worth the visit as it has an extensive cannon collection. A rare 1600 Elizabethan cannon is housed there it is the only kind in the world. There is also the changing of the guard ceremony conducted on Wednesdays, the military personnel are fully decked out in the colonial uniform of the West India Regiment, today that very colorful uniform is officially use by the Barbados Defence Force Band. The history of the area is rich and guided tours are conducted. Great day out on gold cup day. Take chairs and picnic on the grounds - much more fun in Children's play over a parks area as well. The Barbados race Canlendar's year always two Saturday also a public holday's some time.
  • Highly recommend going for an entertaining day. For me it beats Ascot and Windsor.
  • Horse racing local food drinks and fun and you can place your bets
  • A lovely morning wedding reception decorated by CK Designs and Decor ...
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