Barbados Gold Cup

The Barbados Gold Cup is a Barbadian Group I Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late February/early March since 1982 at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack in Bridgetown, Barbados. Contested over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 meters (8.95 furlongs), it is open to horses, age three or older.

Barbados Gold Cup
Group I race
LocationGarrison Savannah Racetrack
Bridgetown, Barbados
Inaugurated1982
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitebarbadosturfclub.com
Race information
Distance1800 metres (8.95 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & up
WeightAssigned
PurseBds$200,000

The most important event on the Barbados horse racing calendar, it was inaugurated in 1982 with the intention of attracting the top horses from Caribbean countries. Since 1997 the race has been sponsored by the Sandy Lane Hotel.

In 1999, nineteen-year-old Attie S. Joseph III became the youngest owner to win the Gold Cup.

In 2007, Elizabeth Deane became the first female trainer to saddle a winner of the Barbados Gold Cup.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:48.40 - Sterwins (2010)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 8 - Sir David Seale (1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2012, 2013,2020)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 - Jalon Samuel. (2012,2016,2017,2018,2020)
  • 4 - Venice Richards (1986, 1989, 1991, 1992)
  • 4 - Jono Jones (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 4 - Patrick Husbands (1990, 2006, 2010, 2014)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Barbados Gold CupEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2020 Night Prowler 8 Jalon Samuel Elizabeth Deane Sir David Seale
2019 Celestial Storm 4 Rasheed Hughes Roger Parravicino C.N Parravicino
2018 Sir Dudley Digges 6 Jalon Samuel Michael J. Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
2017 Dorsett 7 Jalon Samuel Robert Pierce Steve and Allan Madoo 1:54.3
2016 Dorsett 6 Jalon Samuel Robert Pierce Steve and Allan Madoo 1:49.2
2015 Sayler's Creek 5 Rico Walcott Michael J. Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:53.4
2014 Major Marvel 8 Patrick Husbands BSS Michael J. Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:49.2
2013 Aristodemus 4 A. Trotman E. Deane SCM Sir David Seale 1:50.2
2012 Dancin David 5 Jalon Samuel E. Deane SCM Sir David Seale 2:02.6
2011 Zoom 6 A. Bishop Edward Walcott Jr. Gay Smith 1:49.4
2010 Sterwins 7 Patrick Husbands BSS Mark E. Casse Eugene Melnyk 1:48.4
2009 Daylight Express 4 Anderson Ward Robert Peirce Michael Taylor 1:51.40
2008 Pure Temptation 4 Anderson Ward William Clarke Michael Taylor 1:50.40
2007 Whiskey For Me 5 Rickey Walcott Elizabeth Deane Aysha Syndicate 1:50.20
2006 Sharp Impact 6 Patrick Husbands Robert Peirce Gay Smith 1:50.60
2005 Feet On Flames 6 Anderson Trotman Clayton Greenidge Luther G. Miller III 1:50.20
2004 Kathir 7 Slade Callaghan Nazih Issa E.& L. Melnyk 1:53.73
2003 Thady Quill 6 Jono Jones William C. Marshall Gay Smith 1:48.60
2002 Blast of Storm 5 Jono Jones William C. Marshall Sally Arbib 1:48.60
2001 Blast of Storm 5 Jono Jones William C. Marshall Sally Arbib 1:48.60
2000 Blast of Storm 4 Jono Jones William C. Marshall Sally Arbib 1:49.20
1999 Peace Envoy 7 Anderson Ward R. Deane Attie S. Joseph III 1:49.20
1998 Federico 5 Simon Husbands Challenor Jones Richard Edwards 1:51.60
1997 Incitatus 4 Dale Whittaker Challenor Jones Blair Down 1:49.80
1996 Rambrino 4 Chris Griffith Sean Hall Robert Sangster 1:50.00
1995 Asian Jane 4 Richard Quinn William C. Marshall Paul H. Locke 1:50.60
1994 Alto Jane 5 Richard Quinn William C. Marshall Paul H. Locke 1:49.60
1993 Chou Chou Royale 6 Sandy Hawley Scobie Breasley Sir David Seale 1:52.60
1992 Sandford Prince 7 Venice Richards Scobie Breasley Sir David Seale 1:49.20
1991 Sandford Prince 6 Venice Richards Scobie Breasley Sir David Seale 1:50.20
1990 Vardar 3 Patrick Husbands Challenor Jones Sylvie Beuzelin 1:50.40
1989 Sandford Prince 4 Venice Richards Scobie Breasley Sir David Seale 1:51.00
1988 Call To Account nf Emile Ramsammy V. Roberts Roland I. Khan 1:49.80
1987 Stangrave Park 4 Emile Ramsammy G. Edghill W. Greenidge 1:50.80
1986 Bentom 4 Venice Richards Ronald G. Burke Sir David Seale 1:50.80
1985 Frisky Wharf 4 Emile Ramsammy Joseph Hadeed George Bros. Stables 1:50.60
1984 Tinkers Image 4 Ricky Griffith William C. Marshall Mrs. Gill Wilson 1:50.80
1983 Iron Lover 4 Bryn Crossley Guy Cottrell Laurent Cottrell 1:54.00
1982 Bold Lewis 6 Declan Gillespie Cyril Arneaud J. E. Camacho 1:52.80

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