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Big bash hits horse racing

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HORSE RACING WILL have to take a back seat while preparations for Barbados’ big birthday bash climax.

The Barbados Turf Club (BTC) has been forced to call off a planned race day next month to allow for the completion of Government’s capital works at the Garrison Savannah in time for a scheduled Independence anniversary ceremony that will be attended by Britain’s Prince Harry and other foreign dignitaries on November 29.

Inclement weather had already crippled the BTC’s final racing season for 2016, with race days scheduled for November 5 and 12 postponed due to heavy showers.

“We received correspondence advising that the track needs to be closed from Monday (tomorrow),” chief executive officer of the BTC, Rosette Peirce, told the SUNDAY SUN, after the decision was handed down by Government last Wednesday.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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