Sandy Lane Gold CupFeatured Event
The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is the highlight of the Barbados Racing Calendar and for most, a racing experience like no other. Nothing beats a week in the Caribbean sun whilst staying at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Sandy Lane. To top it off, enjoy the racing action from some of the top regional and international horses, jockeys, and trainers.
The race itself takes place at the idyllic racecourse Garrison Savannah on the south-west side of the island, in the capital, Bridgetown; only a 30 minutes drive from Sandy Lane.
A once in a lifetime journey which will tick all the boxes for sun, sand, and racing.
What to wear
There is no specified dress code for the infield and grandstand. However there may be a dress code for the Incitatus Members’ Lounge, Corporate Boxes, Hospitality Lounge and Owners & Trainers.
The Barbados Turf Club, which regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados, was established in 1905 and organises 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).
Racing at the Garrison is not only for the race fan but can be a day of family entertainment. Those who want to enjoy the spectacle from the stands can do so, whilst others who prefer an informal picnic atmosphere can lounge in the shade of the tall trees surrounding the track. The whole family can enjoy Barbadian dishes like pudding and souse, rice and stew, fried fish and fish cakes. Quenching the thirst is not a problem with drinks ranging from refreshing coconut water and icy cold beer to the finest Barbadian rum.