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In a quest to meet the demands of future Gold Cups and the likely advent of night racing, the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) is looking at building another stand at the Garrison Savannah.

Chief executive officer of the BTC Rosette Peirce, told the NATION the time has come for patrons to have access to greater seating.

“The time has come for the facilities at the Garrison to move to the next level. The plan would be to build another stand rather expand the Grand Stand.

“I know the fans, the tourists especially, like to be in the Grand Stand but I think a smaller stand, would be a great idea. We had a smaller stand before that was destroyed by [Hurricane] Tomas in 2010, but we never got around to rebuilding that. I think we need to do something with that open area and have a venue that can accommodate days like Gold Cup, the Derby, Boxing Day and Errol Barrow Day (January 21),” she said. (MK) 

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