Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Activities, Featured, Parish of Saint Michael
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Horse Racing in Barbados Horse racing is more than a sport in Barbados, it’s a national pastime second only to cricket. Horses have played an essential part in island life since the early 1800s. They’ve been used as pack animals, transportation, and sources of entertainment for decades. Being a former British Colony horse racing was a major part of the culture of Barbados a century ago and plays an integral in Barbadian society even today. The History of Horse Racing on Barbados One of the oldest tracks on the island is the Garrison Savannah. This track is located near the capitol of Bridgetown and was built in 1845. This 6 furlong oval grass track has been operation for over 170 years! During the colonial Era British military officers would…
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