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Address: The Garrison Savannah | World Heritage Site, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 426 3980
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Activities: Gambling

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Fantastic horse racing course

We were fortunate to be in Barbados (completely by accident) when the Barbados Gold Cup race meeting took place. The race course was within walking distance from our hotel too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Stockport
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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were fortunate to be in Barbados (completely by accident) when the Barbados Gold Cup race meeting took place. The race course was within walking distance from our hotel too. What an experience, an absolutely wonderful and memorable day. I've been to numerous race meetings in the UK but none were as relaxed and carefree as this race meeting.

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Leeds, Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked to the racecourse on Sat 30th August and as we arrived too early we found a small bar at the rear of the grandstand for a beer, This bar also sells food during the races. We paid 20 Barbados dollars each to sit in the grandstand which was worth it as it is shaded, It is opposite the... More 

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a great venue if you want to get away from sunbathing for a day. The grandstand is shaded so you can enjoy the racing in comfort. You can buy food, drink beer or soft drinks. Even if you have never been to a race course it's very easy to place a bet and it's not expensive. Great fun.... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went to the horse racing on Saturday, it was the Barbados Gold Cup meeting. We had a great day out, it was packed out with locals and tourists all in their finest outfits! The atmosphere was brilliant and they also had a parade just prior to the " big race" A "must do" if in Barbados.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Don't expect Ascot, but the racing at The Barbados Turf Club is local, a good standard, friendly and a fraction of the cost of racing in the UK. It's a must for me on every visit to Barbados and a great day out.

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Long Island, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Went to Barbados Turf Club as part of day out from all inclusive hotel. Thought it would be more exclusive, but was not disappointed. Had a great time with wife betting on horses and having a few cocktails, even won $ on a few races. Worth the trip if you like to see local sights.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Loved the local atmosphere could not understand the betting so did not do much of that. We had brilliant roti from the stand at the tote. Did not stay long but met such nice people.

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Lancashire, U. K.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Its a must do every one is so friendly, defo a good day out even if you dont know which horses to pick, easy to get in, easy putting on bets, and easy to pick up your winnings

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Carlsbad, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Boxing Day at the races at the garrison Savannah is like a cross between a family reunion and a church picnic. Lots of fun, lots of food, and betting is unnecessary. You do not have to buy a ticket for the grandstand as the track is accessible from the street. There are lots of little food stands set up around... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Today was the first time we've visited the racetrack but I cannot believe I've missed out on such a pleasurable experience; food, drink and people watching made the day for us, along with a few little wins. Definitely get along if you can, it's a great day out.

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