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“Day out with the locals”

Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club
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Horse Racing Experience at the Garrison Savannah...
Ranked #8 of 50 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We wanted to enjoy our vacation with local people. Many of them go to the races and enjoy the free viewing of the horse racing.
We were lucky to meet some lovely local friends,they treated us to some beer and rum.
We had a lovely afternoon .

Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

We always try to get a day at the races, weather permitting, when here.Boxing Day is the big day if you are on island. It's a historic site, with lot's of great people watching, locals and tourists mix together for a few Banks and a flutter. There is no strict dress code.The stands are shady so you can get out of the sun, get a seat, an icecream and not feel packed in like sardines. Don't worry too much about studying the form, we picked purely on colours and names and seemed to do better than sticking with the stats. Easy buses from the South coast, although a little longer from the West. Highly recommended Barbados institution.

Thank pineapplepunch
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

My husband enjoyed the racing from the stands but he noticed a horse limping in the paddock before its race and not surprisingly it came last. I watched the start of a race from the side of the road as the stalls were v close and was completely traumatised. The jockeys wind the horses up and if they don't want to start they are terrorised into going into the stalls and one handler even used pliers on a horse's ears. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The brute force used on the horses was horrific and the RSPCA would be kept very busy. I appreciate that horse racing is a tough sport but if u love horses don't go there

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

There were no races when I was in town however it seemed there was a family oriented walk in race. I look forward to visiting this place next time when the races are running.

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Get your dollars out and have a flutter, get amongst the locals bars for your Banks beer and snacks get into the stand near finish post its great

Thank Thomas H
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