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.
- Mr. T.A.D. Gale
- Mr. C. N. Parravicino BCH
- Mr. Arnold Alleyne
- Justice C.A. Rocheford GCM
- Mr. Jameson B. Springer
- Mr. John A. C. Hutson BCH
- Mr. Louis Stoute
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 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.Read More
| 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.
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?
When should I arrive?
Is there a dress code?
Is there parking?
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?
Reservations are highly recommended for the major race days and seating in the Hospitality Lounge and the Incitatus Members’ Lounge.
Can I bring children?
Are dogs allowed?
Is there a lost property office?
Can I use a camera?
Can I get a refund on my tickets?
What if my ticket is lost or stolen?
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.