21 Feb 2010Blog

Gold Cup is here!

by Maxwell

The most coveted trophy in local horse racing arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday, signalling the countdown towards the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in the southern Caribbean – the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup.

Piloted by Loraine Raincock, the Boeing 777 touched down around 3:50 p.m., bringing with it the solid gold trophy for the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup. Raincock is the first female to have made the trip with the Gold Cup, continuing a tradition that began in 1984.

Back then the cup was transported aboard a Boeing 747, and from 1985 until 2000 aboard the Concorde. Raincock noted BA was proud to continue the tradition of bringing the Gold Cup home for yet another year.

“We are also pleased to be a part of a great and wonderful partnership with the Sandy Lane Hotel. We fully recognise the significance of the Gold Cup event to Barbados and to your visitors, some of whom would have flown with us today.

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