TDN Weekend

February 2017

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By CHRISTIE DEBERNARDIS It's the last Friday in November, but you wouldn't know it on the beautiful island of St. Lucia with temperatures in the low eighties and the sun shining brightly in the clear blue sky. Gathered in a private room in the Coconut Bay resort on the south side of the island known as Vieux Fort is a small, but mighty group of racing dignitaries from around the world, including John Warren, bloodstock advisor to England's Queen Eliz- abeth; Sir Charles Williams, a leading own- er/breeder in Barbados; and Trinidad racing representative David Loregnard. The unique group, which would later be joined by Prince Harry of Wales, was there to take part in an important event for the Caribbean nation, the groundbreaking cer- emony on its first-ever racetrack. In addi- tion to a racetrack with state-of-the-art dirt and turf courses, the $2.6-billion project also includes a marina, casino, resorts, re- tail district, and much more. 43

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