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Cup is Here

(Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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.

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Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup Arrives

www.nationnews.com | Fri, February 11, 2011

The Eastern Caribbean’s most prestigious horse racing trophy is in Barbados.

The Sandy Lane Gold Cup, pinnacle of equine supremacy in the region, arrived earlier today, as usual, on a British Airways flight from London, England.

And, as has also become customary, officials from the Barbados Turf Club, the Ministry of Tourism, and Sandy Lane, were on hand for the Cup’s arrival.

General Manager of Sandy Lane, Robert Logan, acting minister of tourism, George Hutson, and the Turf Club’s director Pamela Marshall were all smiles when British Airways captain Justin Van Gemerin brought the glittering trophy off the 747 jumbo jet just after 3 p.m. today.

Here, from left Theresea Barnett of Sandy Lane, Robert Logan, acting Minister of Tourism George Hutson, Captain Justin Van Gemeren, Michelle Burrowes of Sandy Lane and, in back, First Officer Neil Simpkins of British Airways with the 2011 Sandy Lane Gold Cup.

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Title Sponsor of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

Sandy Lane Hotel is proud, once again, to serve as the title sponsor of one of the premiere events on the international horse racing calendar, the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.  2011 marks Sandy Lane’s 15th year of sponsorship of what has become one of the most anticipated race days not only in Barbados, but throughout the world.

During the course of Sandy Lane’s partnership with the Barbados Turf Club, the Gold Cup has become an event that has been beamed to a live television audience in the United States and England of more than 300 million.  The main event of Barbados’ racing season attracts entrants from across the Caribbean and jockeys from the United Kingdom and Canada.  Over the years, Sandy Lane has donated well in excess of $2 million in prize money.

The excitement surrounding race day begins long before the first race is run.  The enduring symbol of success in the feature race of a full race card is the Gold Cup itself.  Minted in England, the stunning Gold Cup is flown to Barbados on British Airways and prominently displayed for several weeks before race day.

Race day itself entails a full card of races each named for a landmark at the Sandy Lane resort leading up to the feature race, the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup which is preceded by a spectacular opening parade.

Sandy Lane welcomes you to the 2011 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, and looks forward to seeing you in the stands on race day!


About Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane is located on the western coast of the island of Barbados.  Originally built in 1961, Dermot Desmond, J.P. McManus and partners purchased the property and golf course in 1996 and completely rebuilt and expanded, opening in March 2001.  This exclusive 112-room resort features stylish lodging in rooms that average 900 square feet and a five-bedroom villa, luxury Rolls Royce Phantom airport transfers, four restaurants including the signature restaurant L’Acajou, seven bars, a 47,000-square-foot spa and three distinct golf courses offering guests the best golf in the Caribbean.  Two of the courses are Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole courses including the Green Monkey Course.

Rates for 2011 at Sandy Lane range from US$1,000 to $4,200 for rooms, $1,800 to $6,200 for suites, and $4,000 to $10,000 for penthouses, and $9,000 to $25,000 for the Villa at Sandy Lane.  For more information and reservations, visit the resort’s website, www.sandylane.com or call Sandy Lane at (246) 444-2001 or toll free at 866-444-4080.  Sandy Lane is a partner of Virtuoso, American Express Fine Hotels Resorts and a Member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

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