For many years both local and regional jockeys have competed here, including some top international jockeys and trainers, with thoroughbred horses from the UK and North America featured - some owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing.
Barbados' climate is ideal in March, with temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties and very little rain so it's ideal for a horse racing holiday.
The big race is run over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 metres (8.95 furlongs) and is open to horses aged three and over. The Historic Garrison Savannah is a fitting setting for such as event, having been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845, and is conveniently located close to the island's capital, Bridgetown.
Luxury is certainly guaranteed at Colony Club as the hotel has set itself apart as one of the best retreats in Barbados. Nestled on the sublime West Coast of Barbados, the classically-styled colonial hotel is both glamorous and laid back. You’ll be greeted by lush palm trees, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. Lagoon pools and tropical gardens all add to Colony Club’s distinctive allure. Immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of this special hideaway will be as irresistible as anything the island has to offer. This serenity is coupled with gorgeous healthy, home-cooked cuisine and outstanding facilities, all designed with maximum comfort in mind.
Tucked away in the secluded L'Anse Aux Epines Bay, this elegant Relais & Châteaux resort exudes a unique and refreshingly understated charm. If you're looking for a stylish and intimate resort where you can be spoilt all day long, with cool refreshing drinks or fruit kebabs on the beach, afternoon tea in the shady lounge and hot and cold canapés brought to your room before dinner, then this is everything you've been searching for during your Grenada holiday. Suites are contemporary, some boasting plunge pools and all benefitting from a personal maid service. Breakfast can be served on your private terrace or on the beach, as you wish.
Enjoy a full day of hospitality at The Pavillion. You'll take in track views from your shared suite, and feast on a delicious 3-course luncheon and afternoon tea. A premium bar is included with the option to purchase Champagne locally.
Although traditionally The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is held on the first Saturday of March, the dates for 2024 are yet to be formally announced.
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