Bahraini trained jockey invited to compete in prestigious international race

Bahraini trained jockey invited to compete in prestigious international race
Hussain Ashgar
Hussain Asghar to ride in France against jockeys from around the world. First Bahraini to ride in the international competition - now in its tenth year

Trained and developed at the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC), Hussain Ashgar is the first Bahraini trained jockey invited to compete in an international race for the most promising young riders from around the world.

Run at beautiful Deauville Racecourse in Normandy, France on Saturday 6 July, the ‘Prix Together for Racing International – European Association of Racing Schools Final’ features sixteen up and coming jockeys from countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and South Korea, and includes 21-year-old Hussain Ashgar from Manama, Bahrain.

Asghar was nominated by REHC on account of the outstanding progress he has made since he started training to be a jockey in 2021. He is recognised as one of the most talented jockeys born in Bahrain. Last season he had close to 100 rides, including in the prestigious Al Methaq Mile, and he has 9 wins to date in his career.

This year is the 10th running of the final, run over 2500m and open to apprentices and young jockeys under the age of 25 who from graduated from a racing school and who have had a minimum of 10 rides in public and a maximum of 15 wins. The young riders will also have the opportunity to get valuable advice during a morning’s training with experienced French professional jockeys in Deauville.

Participation in the international race represents a milestone in Ashgar’s career with the opportunity to ride in a race abroad against some of the best young jockeys from around the world.

Hussain Ashgar said: "I am incredibly excited and honoured to be the first Bahraini jockey invited to compete in this prestigious event at Deauville. It is a dream come true for me and a significant milestone in my career. I am grateful to the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club for their unwavering support and for believing in my potential.

“To represent Bahrain on the international stage is a privilege and I am looking forward to showcasing the talent and hard work of Bahraini jockeys. This opportunity motivates me to continue striving for excellence and making my country proud."

It is another example of REHC’s commitment to the development of Bahraini jockeys following the news that three young jockeys recently embarked on a one month long intensive training course at the British Racing School in Newmarket, England.

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