Message from the President
“I would like to welcome all existing and new racing fans to our community and encourage you to share the passion we horse enthusiasts experience each race day. A day at the races is a fantastic day out for the entire family, friends, and colleagues or simply to support the Barbados horse racing community.
Experiencing a true Caribbean race day is vibrant and exciting coupled with the closeness of the track to the Stands; we are unrivalled by anywhere else in the world. I encourage you to join us for what is guaranteed to be a memorable day and experience the good fortune of being a part of this wonderful sport.”
We look forward to welcoming you to the Historic Garrison Savannah – See You at the Races!”
Sir David Seale was elected president of the Barbados Turf Club August 2008. He is a long time Director of the Barbados Turf Club and continues to lead the BTC into the next era. Sir David is the Chairman of RL Seale & Co Ltd and has been an active member of the horse racing community since 1962.
Historic Garrison Savannah
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).
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.