The Rashid Equestrian Horse Racing Club is in its final preparations for the post-position draw ceremony scheduled for Wednesday 18th November 2020. All ten European horses have arrived and established a routine. Trainers and owners have expressed how impressed they are with the courtesy received at entry points upon arrival into the Kingdom.
“It is fantastic to see the cream of European jockeys here in Bahrain and the calibre of race horses that are participating in the International Trophy this year. This really is a testament of the professionalism shown last year. Everyone had the most incredible feedback regarding the hospitality, but the most important element for us in racing is the track. So, we were delighted that they all said the racing surface is high quality and safe which has attracted the attention of key competitors.
I am particularly delighted to see that there is a Japanese Horse in the competition. They are great travellers and have offices all over the world. They campaign the best international competitions, so it really is another feather in Bahrain’s cap.
It is a stroke of genius that HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa enquired if there was a slot in the international horse race calendar a couple of years ago. What is very important now, is that Bahrain has managed to establish a slot in the International racing calendar” said Phillip Smith, Racing Consultant and Handicapper, REHC.
The Bahrain International Trophy partners are Batelco, BAPCO and the EDB.