Sat, February 04, 2012 – 12:05 AM
At precisely 3:45 p.m. yesterday British Airways Flight 2155 landed at Grantley Adams International Airport carrying the prestigious Sandy Lane Gold Cup – the coveted prize for the 31st running of the southern Caribbean’s most famous horse race, slated for March 3 at the historic Garrison Savannah.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy (right) was also acting as Minister of Sports when he received the trophy along with Robert Logan (centre), general manager of Sandy Lane, from BA Captain Joe Kelliher.
Sealy thanked Sandy Lane for sponsoring the race for the past 16 years and he welcomed the return of Trinidad and Tobago entrants. Last year 36 000 Trinidadians visited Barbados, with the majority following sporting or cultural activities.