The Turf Club

Alan Brassington

TitleThe Turf Club
ArtistAlan Brassington
Paper Size (W x H)23 x 26 ins
Edition Size9

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This painting of Alan Brassington depicts the wonderful Turf Club in Barbados, which he describes as "a mind-blowing adventure and an unusual clockwise course". The racetrack in Barbados is at the Garrison Savannah, which is less than two miles outside Bridgetown, the island’s capital. Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing since the colonial days of 1845, when the officers of the British Regiment stationed in Barbados used what was then just a parade ground to match their horses in races.

The fashion grew and the soldiers were soon joined by wealthy merchants and local planters. The Barbados Turf Club regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados and was established in 1905. The Club now organizes three separate seasons of racing per year on the famous six-furlong oval strip, combining major race days with family entertainment. Spectators can enjoy the colourful occasion from the stands or from the less formal picnic areas shaded by the tall trees around the track.

Each print is hand signed by the artist and hand numbered.

About the Artist

Alan Brassington

As an artist, he is best known for his atmospheric and vibrant paintings of the horseracing world. In 1997 he was commissioned to paint the Princess Royal by Timeform, producers of race cards. The painting was auctioned at the Timeform Dinner, with the proceeds being donated to the Princess's chosen charity, Riding for the Disabled.

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