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All happy racing is back at Garrison


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All happy racing is back at Garrison
Retired jockey legend Chally Jones (left) and his wife, Diana, were in the sparse crowd in the Grand Stand. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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Stakeholders in horse racing expressed their delight at the return of races yesterday afternoon.

Patrons were not allowed in or around the environs of the Garrison Savannah for the Welcome Back Race Day. As a result, the stands were sparse, with just owners, trainers and other officials involved with the horses. Even though race fans may not want too many repeats of the restricted environment, they shared the sentiment of the importance of a restart for the benefit of the industry.

 

All happy racing is back at Garrison

Chief executive officer of the Barbados Turf Club (BTC), Rosette Peirce, was pleased with the success of the day and the public’s response to the BTC’s safety concerns.

“I feel great about today,” she told Saturday Sport.
“Everything ran very smoothly. The people that are here recognise the importance of complying with the protocols . . . . Avid race fans did what needed to be done in order for us to restart and I was always confident about that.” (NM)

 

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Retired jockey legend Chally Jones (left) and his wife, Diana, were in the sparse crowd in the Grand Stand. Inset, champion trainer Victor Cheeseman was happy to be back at the Garrison Savannah. (Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe.)

 

Victor Cheeseman