The Barbados Turf Club (BTC) and The Barbados Breeders Association (BTBA) say thank you to Realtors Limited for their continued commitment to the Horse Racing industry.
During a press conference held at the Barbados Turf Club on Friday 26th April, 2011 all parties showed their appreciation to the Parravicino family and Realtors Limited for their tremendous support to the club and horse racing industry. The Parravicino family has four generations involved in horse racing from Mr Nick Parravicino, affectionately known as Mr Nick down to his youngest great grandson, all are involved in horse racing from breeding, training to spectating.
Realtors Limited have been sponsoring racing since 2000, Mr Nick stated “this year looks like a nice race with good weather and a great line up”. Istanbul was highlighted as the one who will be hard to beat this year with a total purse of $62,000.00 up for grabs.
Richard Edwards, President of the BTBA commented that the feature race named after Michael Parravicino looks like a good line up with 11 entries all with many good records. He thanked the owners, trainers and breeders for their ongoing commitment to racing. The BTBA purpose is to unify and bring breeders of thoroughbreds together as well as look after the Breeders interest. The BTBA encourages Horse Racing in Barbados to develop by creating a nursery for horses that can win classics overseas and the international races throughout the world.
About Realtors Limited
At Realtors we are renowned for offering our clients the benefits of our efficiency and expertise, complete with a friendly and personal touch. We are a fully integrated real estate company offering a comprehensive portfolio of property services including sales, property management, short and long term villa rentals, property development, appraisals and insurance.
Founded in 1952, Realtors is Barbados’ most longstanding real estate company, family run since its inception. Realtors is managed by Chairman Nick Parravicino, Suzanne Davis, Bruce Parravicino and Susan Sampson, with the excellent support and expertise of a team of seasoned property professionals.
These energetic individuals all strive to apply Realtors’ traditional value of property, leisure and business excellence to the present day requirements of the discerning tenant, landlord, vendor and purchaser…..
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.