And they’re off! St. Lucia enters international horse racing

Winning team

St. Lucia’s National Day, December 13th 2019 marked St. Lucia’s entry into international horse racing as the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club became the newest member of the international racing family. 

A press statement from the RSLTC says a “who’s who” from the worlds of business and sport descended on Saint Lucia to bear witness to the unique occasion. 

The luminaries were witness to a spectacular afternoon of horse racing that culminated in a scorching win in the USD150,000 DSH Caribbean Star Ltd Pitons Cup (1800m) by Casting Crowns. The mare was also travelling well under the care of Australian based Chinese jockey Qin Yong and made its winning move early in the straight when sliding up the fence passed eventual runner-up Colonel’s Pride before racing away. 

Winning owner Frank Taylor says “The people here are the friendliest in the world. Today has been an amazing experience and we will definitely be back. 

“This place [The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club] is going to be a great success and we want to be a part of it. We will be going back home [to the United States] and telling people they need to be involved here”, Taylor concluded. 

Here are the official results of the inaugural CECF St. Lucia Turf Club Pitons Cup Race