Caribbean Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Gambling
For a list of gambling facilities in the Caribbean, select a country from the list on the right. Only countries in the Caribbean with gambling are listed.
Caribbean Pari mutuel: Greyhound and Horse Racing
Saturday May 30th, 2015
Horse Racing in the Caribbean:
Mainly due to the large Britsh influence you will find horse racing in a large percentage of Caribbean Islands. Ex British colonies have had horse racing for 100 years. Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados lead the way in both action and history.
Barbados is home to the Barbados Turf Club and the Garrison Savannah Racetrack that dates back to the 1800s. The Barbados Turf Club has been open since 1905 and promotes and regulates horse racing in Barbados. There are regular races here and some larger ones through out the year. The biggest races of the year are Sandy Land Barbados Gold Cup, The Banks Barbados Guineas, The Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic and the United Insurance Barbados Derby.
There is plenty of racing at Caymanas Park in Jamaica. You will find more than ten large races each year including Jamaica Derby, S.V.L. Jamaica, Lotto Classic Day and the 2000 Guineas.
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 15,000 people that attend the Hipódromo V Centenario in Santo Domingo. You will also find horse racing at Rancho San Antonio in the Dominican Republic. In addition to racing you will find expert horse breeders here and the Rancho San Antonio produces top quality thoroughbred horses for racing.
In Nevis there is plenty of excitement and you will find Nevis Turf and Jockey Club at Indian Castle Race Track. And there is horse racing in at the Hippodrome de Carrère in Martinique.
Greyhound Racing in the Caribbean:
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. For a good primer please take a look at our article on horse racing.
Caribbean Casino Listing
List of greyhound tracks, horse racing facilities and more; all located in the Caribbean.