AMORY PHILLIPS – A SPECIAL TRIBUTE. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011. 12
Tribute to Amory James Navarro Phillips by Sir David Seale. ON BEHALF OF THE DIRECTORS, management and members of the Barbados Turf Club, I wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Amory Phillips on his passing. Amory was for many years president, chief steward and a director of the club. History will recall that it was under Amory’s presidency that the club and the sport of horse racing made spectacular progress. The racing plant at the Garrison was transformed from a decrepit collection of buildings sited on a “cow pasture” with old wood racing rails to a much improved place with up to date aluminium rails, a joggers’ track and a children’s play park. In addition, a new stand styled the Sir John Chandler
SOUTH SEA, ridden by Desmond Bryan, on its way to winning the Amory Phillips Handicap in January 2007. Memorial Stand was built and 12 corporate boxes erected. Horse stables at both The Garrison and Dalkeith Paddocks were refurbished and much infrastructure work carried out. However, it will not be the physical improvements at The
Garrison that Amory will be remembered for, for it was his board that introduced Lotto to Barbados, which was subsequently merged into what is known as the Barbados Lottery, the nett funds of which go to support all sports
RACE HORSES have always been one of Amory Phillips' passions. (FP) in the island. Amory Phillips loved horse racing and was a fixture at The Garrison until he became very ill a few years ago.
His easy style endeared him to all he came into contact with. The sport of racing will miss a true friend. May he rest in peace.