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TEN RACE CARD FOR MONDAY, 26 DECEMBER

Charlie Heath | Thursday 22nd December, 2011 | Barbados Advocate

The Barbados Turf Club has a 10 race card scheduled for Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), with three very lucrative feature races,including the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, and the Diamonds International/Montblanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy.

At a press conference held at the Incitatus Members Lounge, the Grandstand, Garrison on Tuesday, Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Director, Luther Miller 111 JP, thanked Diamonds International/ Mont Blanc for their continued sponsorship of their series of races.

The BTC Director, also took the opportunity to thank Mr & Mrs Michael Tabour for their continued and generous contribution of $50,000 and a Trophy to the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy.

The first of the three feature races to be run, is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for 2-year-olds, going1570 meters,carrying a purse of $30,000.

This race has attracted seven United States bred horses. Indian Officer is allotted the top weight of 123 pounds, while A.P. Vincero, Intrepid Dancer and Discreetwon take 116.

This is followed by the Diamonds/International/Montblanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, carrying a purse of $40,000.

A full gate of 12 horses are entered here, including, Something Happenin, Roars, Rickoshey, Dipitinmoney, and Aston Martin. Colts & Geldings take 123 pounds and Fillies 118.

The final feature on the day is the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, going 1570 metres, with a purse of $50,000.  This one is over subscribed, as 13 horses have taken entry, which means there is one reserve, which is the creole Istanbul.

Seven horses will take the top weight of 128 pounds, and they are Zoom, Bipin, Show Me The Money, Bird Watch, John Brian, Mingun Temple, and Charge It. (CH)

Ten Race Card for Boxing Day

12/22/2011 | Charlie Heath | Barbados Advocate

The Barbados Turf Club has a 10 race card scheduled for Monday, 26 December (Boxing Day), with three very lucrative feature races, including the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, and the Diamonds International/MontBlanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy.

At a press conference held at the Incitatus Members Lounge, the Grandstand, Garrison on Tuesday, Barbados Turf Club (BTC) Director, Luther Miller 111 JP, thanked Diamonds International/ MontBlanc for their continued sponsorship of their series of races.

The BTC Director also took the opportunity to thank Mr & Mrs Michael Tabour for their continued and generous contribution of $50,000 and a Trophy to the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy.

The first of the three feature races to be run, is the Boxing Day International Trophy (Condition Race) for 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, carrying a purse of $30,000. This race has attracted seven United States bred horses. Indian Officer is allotted the top weight of 123 pounds, while A.P. Vincero, Intrepid Dancer and Discreetwon take 116.

This is followed by the Diamonds International/MontBlanc Challenge Series Stakes & Trophy, for West Indian Bred 2-year-olds, going 1570 metres, carrying a purse of $40,000.

A full gate of 12 horses are entered here, including, Something’s Happenin, Roars, Rickoshey, Dipitinmoney, and Aston Martin. Colts & Geldings take 123 pounds and Fillies 118.

The final feature on the day is the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy, for 3-year-olds and over, going 1570 metres, with a purse of $50,000. This one is over subscribed, as 13 horses have taken entry, which means there is one reserve, which is the creole Istanbul.

Seven horses will take the top weight of 128 pounds, and they are Zoom, Bipin, Show Me The Money, Bird Watch, John Brian, Mingun Temple, and Charge It. (CH)

Race Dates for the 1st Racing Season confirmed

Racing in the past
First Racing Season

Monday January 2nd, 2012

1st Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – Hall of Fame Race Day

Saturday January 21st, 2012

2nd Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – The BTBA Breeders Stakes Trophy

Saturday January 28th, 2011

3rd Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – Coolmore “Home of Champions” Stakes Trophy

Saturday February 11th, 2012

4th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – The Rotherley Construction Inc. Stakes & Trophy Race Day

Saturday, March 3rd, 2011

5th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Club Day

March, 2011

6th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – The salute to the Champions Race Day

(Available for sponsorship)

 April, 2012

7th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Stakes & Trophy

Realtors Limited Trophy

8th Race Day of the 1st Racing Season – Barbados Guineas Race Day

(Available for sponsorship)

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About the Barbados Turf Club

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).

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.

 

The Raceday of December 17, 2011 has been cancelled

12 December, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

The Barbados Turf Club wishes to advise that an inspection of the race track following the running of race seven (7) on the raceday of Saturday 10 December 2011, revealed significant damage in certain waterlogged areas. On the advice of the inspection team The Directors took a decision to abandon the raceday which had been scheduled to be held on Saturday 17 December, 2011 the Diamonds International/Mont Blanc Raceday, in order to facilitate repairs to certain troublesome areas on the turf track.

The next raceday is scheduled to be held on Monday 26 December, 2011 (Boxing Day) featuring Diamonds International/Mont Blanc Challenge Stakes & Trophy and the Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy for which entries will now close on Wednesday 14 December, 2011 at 10AM.

The Barbados Turf Club whishes to apologise for any inconvenienced caused.

Rosette Peirce

Secretary/Chief Executive Officer

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Trinidadian Emile Ramsammy makes a return to the Garrison Savannah today. (FP)

By Lindon Yarde | Sat, December 10, 2011

Racing nostalgia returns to the historic Garrison Savannah today when Trinidadian-born, Canadian-based two-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Emile Ramsammy takes to the saddle.

Ramsammy, who is no stranger to the Garrison, has piloted Frisky Wharf (1985), Stangrave Park (1987) and Call To Account (1988) to victory in what was then the Cockspur Gold Cup.

Ramsammy, who was recently honoured in Trinidad and Tobago, comes here in riveting form, having scored three victories last Saturday at Santa Rosa Park in the US$650 000 Caribbean Nations Racing Challenge.

He will partner Atomic Bomb, Finbar, and speedy Must Be The Money in Races 2, 7 and 8.

The afternoon highlight will see the juveniles in action when colts and geldings will compete in Race 5: the Diamonds International/Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Stakes & Trophy for West Indian-bred two-year-olds over 1 000 metres.

The second half of the feature – the Diamonds International/Mont Blanc Nightflight Stakes & Trophy for West Indian bred two-year-old fillies – will see three former winners fighting it out.

The order in which they won is Capere, Verkauf and Secret Of Success, and the winner is likely to come from among them in a race which is likely to go right down to the wire.

Blue Diamond Stable-owned Verkauf trotted home in the R.L. Seale & Company Limited Trophy Allotted Weights for two-year-old maidens over 1 100 metres. In that race she left Secret Of Success in her wake.

Verkauf was then fourth in the Kathleen Taylor Memorial Condition race over 1 100 metres. She is the one they will all have to beat.

Diana Jones-owned Secret Of Success, when scoring in the Kingdora Condition race for two-year-olds over 1 100 metres, simply ran past the field that included Release Me and Southern Lights.

While they didn’t offer much competition, it was one of the most impressive two-year-old victories. She stands another excellent chance for repeat success.

Raphael Greene-owned Capere won the Kabul Allotted Weights race over 1 100 metres. On that occasion one of her victims was Secret Of Success.

While Capere has not revisited the winner’s enclosure, she has been consistent and will want to prove she is amongst the best fillies. However, the outside draw does not help.

Trainer Andrew Nunes will send out Southern Lights who has three starts against her name.

After placing third in her first outing, Southern Lights made a feeble attempt at running her opposition into the ground. Her connections will be looking for a much improved performance despite the outside berth.

Release Me, Leave A Message, Rahy Promise and Mudlark will all look to improve on their dismal showing to date, while first-time starters Finbar, Lyrical Fox and Right Move will all seek to create a favourable impression.

 

THE RACEDAY OF SATURDAY DECEMBER 3, 2011 (THE DIAMONDS INTERNATION/MONTBLANC RACEDAY) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

01 December, 2011

PRESS RELEASE 

The Barbados Turf Club wishes to advise that following an inspection of the race track on the evening of Wednesday 30 November 2011, the Race Day Stewards have postponed the Diamonds International/Mont Blanc Raceday,  which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, 3 December 2011;  due to certain waterlogged areas on the track and in particular the unevenness of the track making it not fit for racing and which the maintenance team is unable to immediately rectify as a result of the track being too soft for the use of heavy equipment.

The matter has been referred to the Board of Directors in order that they reschedule the postponed race day for a convenient date.

Please be guided accordingly.

Rosette Peirce

Secretary/Chief Executive Officer