SOCIAL SCENE: Golden day at Garrison
The 30th Sandy Lane Gold Cup race day was another fashionable event and in the private boxes, men and women turned out in their finery.
Most of the ladies moved away from the Ascot look, choosing instead to go without a hat this year in contrast to last year when in every box there could be found a hat making a strong statement.
Racehorse owners, their friends and people from corporate Barbados were in the air-conditioned boxes which afforded a panoramic view of the Garrison Savannah.
There was excitement and disappointment as the winning owners shared another glass of wine or champagne with guests, while losers similarly chose to drown their disappointment.
The fare in every case was specially catered, ranging from the basic cocktail bites to more exotic fare, and in some instances presented on site by chefs dressed in their white tunics.
In the Sandy Lane box, the hosts laid out the red carpet for their specially-invited guests who included Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Steven Lashley, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and Minister of Commerce and Trade, Senator Haynesley Benn.
General Manager Robert Logan hailed it as one of the best Sandy Lane Gold Cup days in the three he has so far attended.