Champion trainer Anthony 'Baba' Nunes says the newly-opened Royal St Lucia Turf Club (RSLTC) is a good thing for the racing fraternity in the region. Nunes who has saddled two winners there so far, is awaiting contract for two local riders to join his stables at the new track.
Nunes who has trained horses for the two race meets at the newest race track in the Caribbean, says it's a welcomed addition for the region. The 2019 Jamaican champion trainer had the good fortune of being the first trainer to saddle the first three past the post, in any event contested so far, at the Royal St Lucia Turf Club.
Nunes revealed that two local jockeys, whose names he's withholding, are awaiting contracts from the Royal St Lucia Turf Club to exercise and ride horses at the track. He added that the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Royal St Lucia Turf Club, Ben Walden, along with Eden Harrington, V.P. of the China Horse Club, visited Jamaica recently and met with several owners in a bid to get more Caribbean owners involved.
Nunes has a total of 9 horses in training at the facility. The Royal St Lucia Turf Club joins Caymanas Park in Jamaica, Garrison Savannah in Barbados, Santa Rosa Park in Trinidad and Tobago and Port Mourant Turf Club in Guyana as active race courses in the Caribbean. The next race day at the RSLTC is scheduled for March 22.