Caribbean Pari-mutuel: Greyhound and Horse RacingThursday Dec 19th, 2013
Mainly due to the large Britsh influence you will find horse racing in a large percentage of Caribbean Islands. Ex British colonies have had racing for 100 years and Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados lead the way in both action and history. Barbados is home to the Barbados Turf Club and has been open since 1905. Trinidad has the Arima Race Club and Jamaica's track is called Caymanas Park.
Puerto Rico also has had established racing for well over 100 years and the "Hipodromo Camarero", is home to the annual Clasico del Caribe, a race that reunites important horses from many countries. In the Dominican Republic there are sometimes up to 15000 people attend the Hipódromo V Centenario in Santo Domingo.
You will also find pari-mutuel / horse racing in the Dominican Republic at Rancho San Antonio. In addition to racing you will find expert horse breeders here and the Rancho San Antonio produces top quality thoroughbred horses for racing.
While there are no greyhound dog racing tracks that we know of in the Caribbean, the Jamaican dogsled team puts out an enormous effort for their snowless wonder of dogsled racing. Take a look for yourself: http://www.jamaicadogsled.com