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Barbados Turf Club Parking Information Parking for Members is available on the infield. Access is granted during short intervals between races.
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Lifetime Members

Honorary Members

  • Dame Sandra Mason G.C.M.G, D.A, QC, Governor-General of Barbados
  • The Hon. Miss Mia Amor Mottley Q.C., LL.B. M.P. Prime Minister of Barbados
  • The Hon. John A. King B.S.S., Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports

Life Members

  • Mrs. Gloria Goddard
  • Rev. Wesley (Wes) Hall GCM H.B.M
  • Mr. Challenor Jones M.B.E
  • Mr. Seymour Nurse
  • Mrs. Hettie Sealy
  • The Rt. Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers AO
  • Sir Michael Stoute
  • Mr. N. Gray Wilkie
  • Mrs. Pamela Marshall
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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.

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Board of Directors

  • Sir David Seale KT J.P. – (President)
  • Mr. Stephen Walcott QC. – (Vice President)
  • Mr. Rawle Batson EM J.P.
  • Mr. Kevin Burke
  • Mr. John Chandler
  • Mr. John Humphrey
  • Mr. David Murray
  • Mr. Daniel Raizman
  • Mrs. Angela Simpson

Life Vice-President

 

The position of Life Vice-President is awarded to members who have given selflessly over the years to the sport of horseracing. The Barbados Turf Club would like to thank our Life Vice-Presidents for their continued commitment and support.

  • Justice C.A. Rocheford GCM
  • Mr. Louis Stoute
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Historic Garrison Savannah

Barbados Turf Club Historic Garrison SavannahThe 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.

Today, the excitement produced by the thousands of exuberant spectators is contagious and this being Barbados, horse racing is used as a great excuse for an array of entertainment and festivities. The people of Barbados love sharing their sport with visitors and a warm welcome awaits.

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.

The Track

The track is a 6 furlongs oval grass strip and races are run at distances of 5 furlongs (1000 meters); 5½ furlongs (1100 meters); 7.8 furlongs (1570 meters); 9 furlongs (1800 meters) and 10 furlongs (2000 meters), with the horses running in a clockwise (right handed) direction.

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The BTC Facilities


Meeting Room Hire

Looking to host an intimate business meeting or training course, enquire about our meeting space overlooking the Historic Garrison Savannah.

Infield Pavillion

Coming Soon

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Parking


Barbados Turf Club Parking Information Parking for members is available in the infield by the 5th furlong crossing.

Sponsors – reserved parking is available outside the main grandstand gates.

Parking for patrons is available at the back of the Grandstand Main Entrance on a first come first serve alternatively there are many car parks in the surrounding area.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

This page answers the most commonly asked questions about the racecourse. If your question isn’t answered here, please call us on 1 (246) 426 3980

How do I get to the Garrison Savannah?

The Garrison Historic Area is embedded with history you can check our directions on here.

When should I arrive?

Gates open one hour before the post time of the first local race. Even on relatively quiet days traffic can build up so plan to arrive in good time.

Is there a dress code?

There is no specified dress code for the infield and grandstand. However you may contact our office regarding the dress code(s) for the Incitatus Members’ Lounge, Corporate Boxes, Hospitality Lounge and Owners & Trainers.

Is there parking?

Parking for patrons is available at the back of the Grandstand Main Entrance on a first come first serve alternatively there are many car parks in the surrounding area.

Parking for Members is available on the infield. Access is granted during short intervals between races.

Reserved Parking for Sponsors is available opposite the entrance to the Grandstand.

Should I buy tickets in advance?

Tickets can be bought at the main grand stand entrance on the day or to book and receive tickets in advance call 1 (246) 426 3980

Reservations are highly recommended for the major race days and seating in the Hospitality Lounge and the Incitatus Members’ Lounge.

Can I bring children?

Yes. Children are admitted to Grandstand at a reduced rate. Please contact us with regard to conditions which are applicable to the admittance of children under 18 years to all other areas.

Are dogs allowed?

Pets are not allowed

Is there a lost property office?

If you lose or find something go to the administration office located at the main grand stand entrance. After a race day please call the BTC Office on 1 (246) 426 3980 to enquire about lost property.

Can I use a camera?

You may use a camera without a flash in the normal public enclosures. Flash photography can frighten the horses. Photographs may not be taken for commercial purposes.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Refunds are issued for events which are postponed or cancelled prior to the start of any race.

What if my ticket is lost or stolen?

The Barbados Turf Club does not accept liability for tickets which are lost or stolen.

Where can I get further information?

General enquiries: 1 (246) 426 3980
Sponsorship: 1 (246) 234 5073

The Barbados Turf Club will broadcast live racing via VOB 92.9 radio station
Watch the races live www.btctvonline.com.

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Betting 101

Barbados Turf Club Betting BookGo to any pari-mutuel window and follow these three easy steps:

 

 

 

  1. State the DOLLAR AMOUNT of your wager (bet). There is a minimum of $1 on all transactions.
  2. Tell the pari-mutuel operator the TYPE OF WAGER you wish to make (win, place, forecast, trifecta, Superfecta, Hi-5, Pick-4 and Daily Double)
  3. State the RACE NUMBER of the horse or horses, on which you wish to bet (it is recommended that you do not to use the horses’ name).

Example:

“I’d like to bet $1 to win on number 4.”

“Please give me a $1 forecast, numbers 7 and 3.”

Remember to check your tickets and count your money before leaving the window, and always keep your tickets until the race is declared OFFICIAL.

Then, if you are a winner, go to any pari-mutuel window and collect your winnings!

Type of Wagers

Win

– When you bet a horse to win, you win if your horse finishes first.

Place

– When you bet a horse to place, you win if your horse finishes first, second or third. In races with five, six and seven starters, payout is on first and second only. No place betting if less than five starters.

Forecast

– To win a forecast bet, you must choose the two horses finishing first and second in the exact order.

Trifecta

– You must choose the first three finishers in their exact order.

Superfecta

– You must choose the first four finishers in their exact order.

HI-5

– you must choose the first five finishers in the exact order.

Pick 4

– You must choose the winner of 4 selected races. Wagers must be placed before the first of the 4 races. If no one picks 4 of 4 winners, the pool is carried over to the next Race Day.

Daily Double

– This wager requires you to pick the winners of two consecutive races as designated by the Barbados Turf Club.

DISCLAIMER: The Barbados Turf Club will not hold itself responsible for any inaccuracy in the weights. Any alterations in the weights and colours will be noted on the Notice Boards.

The Ages and Pedigrees have been added for the convenience of the public, but are not guaranteed to be correct.

 

BARBADOS TURF CLUB (BTC) DAILY DOUBLE WAGER

Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Daily Double Wager

 

  1. The minimum base amount for a BTC Daily Double wager is $1.00 / $0.50 (wheel)
  2. The BTC reserves the right to withhold, on a responsible basis, any payment due to a potential winner until it is satisfied that all the conditions are met.
  3. The Double pool shall be distributed in the following precedence (a) To those whose selection finished first in each of the two contests. (b) To those who selected the first-place finisher in either of the two contests. (c) To those who selected the one covered first-place finisher in either contest. (d) To those whose selection finished second in each of the two contests; but if there are no such wagers, then (e) The entire pool shall be refunded on Double wagers for those contests.
  4. Should a betting interest in the first-half of the Double be scratched prior to the first Double contest being declared official, all money wagered on combinations including the scratched betting interest shall be refunded. Should a betting interest in the second-half of the Double be scratched prior to the close of wagering on the first Double contest, all money wagered on combinations including the scratched betting interest shall be refunded. Should a betting interest in the second-half of the Double be scratched after the close of wagering on the first Double contest, all wagers combining the winner of the first contest with the scratched betting interest in the second contest shall be allocated a consolation payout.
  5. To qualify you must be of legal age to place a horse racing wager in Barbados.
  6. Official race results and order of finish shall be determined by the BTC’s Rules and Regulations as they apply to thoroughbred races conducted at the Garrison Savannah.
  7. Failure to follow all the rules as outlined above will forfeit all rights to any winner(s) of the BTC’s Pick-6 wager.

The BTC is solely responsible for this promotion and it reserves the right to cancel or modify it at its own discretion.  Please see official Pick-6 rules on our web-site and posted at the track main entrance. 

 

BARBADOS TURF CLUB (BTC) PICK - 6 WAGER

Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Pick-6 Wager

 

  1. The minimum base amount for a BTC Pick-6 wager is $1.00 / $0.50 (wheel)
  2. The BTC reserves the right to withhold, on a responsible basis, any payment due to a potential winner until it is satisfied that all the conditions are met.
  3. The Pick-6 will payout the entire net pool plus any carry-over from previous days to holders of 6-out-of-6 Pick-6 races.
  4. If there are no tickets sold selecting all 6-out of-6 winners, the pool will be accumulated and carried over to the next Pick-6 game.
  5. (i) If a horse selected on any ticket for any of the Pick-6 races not coming under Starters Orders, then the horse which comes under Starters Orders and carries the most units in the win pool in the pari-mutuel system at the track shall be substituted for the horse nominated who did not come under Starter’s Orders. (ii)  In the event of two or more horses which have come under Starters Orders carrying the same number of units in such pool, this substitution will be made on the one with the lowest post position number allotted to it.
  6. To qualify you must be of legal age to place a horse racing wager in Barbados.
  7. Official race results and order of finish shall be determined by the BTC’s Rules and Regulations as they apply to thoroughbred races conducted at the Garrison Savannah.
  8. Failure to follow all the rules as outlined above will forfeit all rights to any winner(s) of the BTC’s Pick-6 wager.

The BTC is solely responsible for this promotion and it reserves the right to cancel or modify it at its own discretion. Please see official Pick-6 rules on our web-site and posted at the track main entrance.  

BARBADOS TURF CLUB (BTC) PICK - 4 WAGER

Conditions for BTC Pick-4 minimum pool guarantee:

 

    1. The BTC Pick-4 is only available to customers placing wagers at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack.

 

  • The minimum base amount for a BTC Pick-4 wager is $1.00.

 

 

  • The BTC reserves the right to withhold, on a reasonable basis, any payment due to a potential winner until it is satisfied that all the conditions are met.

 

 

  • In the event that there are no tickets sold selecting all 4-out-of-4 winners, the pool will be accumulated and carried over to the next Pick – 4 game.

 

 

  • (i) In the event of a horse selected on any ticket for any of the Pick- 4 races not coming under Starter’s Orders, then the horse which comes under Starter’s Orders and carries the most units in the win pool in the pari-mutuel system at the track shall be substituted for the horse nominated who did not come under Starter’s Orders.(ii) If the horse as described in (i) is already nominated on the ticket, the ticket will carry two possible winners under the same runner that being then the horse which comes under Starter’s Orders and carries the most units in the win pool. (iii) In the event of two or more horses which have come under Starter’s Orders carrying the same number of units in such pool, this substitution will be made on the one with the lowest post position number allotted to it.

 

 

  • To qualify you must be of a legal age to place a horse racing wager in Barbados.

 

 

  • Official race results and order of finish shall be determined by the BTC’s Rules and Regulations as they apply to thoroughbred races conducted at the Garrison Savannah.

 

 

  • Failure to follow all the Rules as outlined above, will forfeit all rights to any winner(s) of the BTC’s Pick-4 wager.

 

 

  • The BTC is solely responsible for this promotion and it reserves the right to cancel or modify it at its own discretion.

 

BARBADOS TURF CLUB (BTC) SUPERFECTA WAGER

Conditions for BTC Superfecta Wager

 

    1. The BTC Superfecta is only available to customers placing wagers at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack.

 

    1. The minimum base amount for a BTC Superfecta wager is $1.00.

 

    1. The BTC reserves the right to withhold, on a reasonable basis, any payment due to a potential winner until it is satisfied that all the conditions are met.

 

    1. In the event that there is no winning superfecta ticket (s) sold, the pool will be accumulated and carried over to the next specified Superfecta Race on the day provided that a minimum of 8 horses were declared to start at the final stage of declaration. If they are no remaining Superfecta Races with twelve (8) declared starters, the pool will be carried over to a Superfecta Race on the next raceday.

 

    1. To qualify you must be of a legal age to place a horse racing wager in Barbados.

 

    1. Official race results and order of finish shall be determined by the BTC’s Rules and Regulations as they apply to thoroughbred races conducted at the Garrison Savannah.

 

    1. Failure to follow all the Rules as outlined above, will forfeit all rights to any winner(s) of the BTC’s Superfecta wager.

 

  1. The Barbados Turf Club reserves the right to cancel any Superfecta Wager once the race has less than twelve (8) declared starters.
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