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November 26, 2014 - Barbados Turf Club, Garrison, Barbados

The Barbados Winter Jockeys' Challenge Raceday

Ms Petra Roach, ( Director, United States ) representing The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) is  all smiles as she is presenting British Jockey Tom Queally with the trophy for “ ride of the day “  Ms. Roach was also upbeat about the response of the British visitors that filled the stands to witness six of their top Jockeys competing against the local Jockeys.



I would like to publicly congratulate Mrs. Rosette Peirce and her team from the Barbados Turf Club for putting together a fantastic race day involving some of the best Jockeys in the world taking on our local champions here at the Garrison Savannah on Wednesday November 26. For us in Barbados to have been able to witness the likes of Lanfranco Dettori,Tom Queally and their counterparts was like a dream come true for not only the local race fans, but the scores of visitors to our island who came out to witness this spectacle. This event has the long term potential to help to improve a period of our year that is associated with being slow with visitor arrivals and with an effort this can be built up to the standard of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup held in march. To all of the contributors especially the BTMI and Mango Bay hotel, we thank you and hope this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Thank you

Jonathan Simpson

Brighton, St George.