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“Fun Day”

Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club
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Horse Racing Experience at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack
Ranked #5 of 91 things to do in Bridgetown
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Owner description: Alongside Barbados Museum, site of former British soldier barracks, now used for horse racing.
Cornwall United kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun Day”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Totally different from racecourses in the uk.The whole setup was amazing and funny.Its a hot,hot day if the sun is shining,not a lot of shade.The locals help make the day more entertaining.

Visited February 2013
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barbados
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A historical place where horses now race”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Horses race past the historic cannons several Saturdays of the year providing a unique spectacle of West Indians at play, but seeing this former parade ground, now a sports area is fun every day of the year.

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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“A really good afternoon-such fun”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were lucky as there was a race day whilst we were on holiday and staying just down the road from the ground so we were able to walk there. We paid to go in the Grandstand which was brilliant as it was so hot on that day. Normally the races are on a Saturday but they were on a Friday when we visited. We can highly recommend this afternoon out as it is a lot of fun and we actually came away winning some cash. There are locals selling food and drink so no need to go hungry. Be prepared for a lot of noise as it gets quite vocal when the races are actually taking place. This was our first visit to the races and would recommend it as it was such fun. The local people are so friendly and when we were leaving many asked if we had enjoyed our visit.

Visited July 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Day at the races”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lovely atmospheric race course with lots of places to buy food and drink at good prices from Barbadian locals

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Betting on the ponies!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

If your lucky enough to be in Barbados when the Garrison is in full swing...head over for some Saturday afternoon pony betting! This was my first in-person horse races and enough though i don't bet, us ladies had fun drinking our rum while the boys bet! If your not sure how to figure out the ponies and the bets - plenty of local Bajans are willing to explain the strategies.

Visited June 2013
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