Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club

Next Raceday:
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March

A warm welcome awaits you and your family whenever you come racing in Bahrain. There is something for everyone, with a range of places to eat, exciting sport to watch and on-site entertainment in the Turf Village for our younger racegoers.

Our next two race days are Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd March. On Friday there is an eight race card and on Saturday there are nine races to enjoy. The races cater for both locally bred horses and imported horses with Friday staging the most valuable race of the weekend, the Bahrain Gold Cup (sponsored by STC), a Grade 1 race run over 2000m, worth BHD10,000.

To buy Friday tickets in advance CLICK HERE and to buy Friday tickets in advance CLICK HERE. You can also buy tickets on arrival. With General Admission children under 12 go free or you can enhance your race day experience with our on-course hospitality offers.

Come and set your heart racing! It’s more than just a great day out.

Purchase tickets
Date:
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March
Address:
Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club, Sakir Racecourse
Building 1287 Road 4725 Riffa Bahrain
Races:
8 races, starting from 1.30pm

The Turf Village

The Turf Village is an on-course entertainment hub catering for all age groups with a particular focus on family orientated activities through its interactive and educational spaces and activity zones.

Face painting, family games, fact-learning about horses, art installations and more will keep the whole family entertained whilst experiencing the fantastic horseracing on offer.

The Turf Village is open every Friday from now until the end of the season. The Turf Village will also be open for the following additional dates; Saturday 4th November, Saturday 2nd December, Saturday 23rd December, Saturday 13th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 2nd March and the season finale on Saturday 18th March.

How to read a racecard

Racecards allow racegoers to study the form and find out more about the horses that are racing in front of them.

There are usually 7-8 races taking place on each raceday and a racecard can appear quite confusing with a whole host of numbers, letters and facts to decipher. This quick guide has everything you need to understand and read a racecard.

01
Race number | Time | Title

The number of the race. Time the race is due off. Race name usually including sponsor.

02
Course | race distance

The track the horses are running on. The distance the horses will travel from start to finish during the race displayed in meters.

03
Jockey colours

The Owners colours that the Jockey will wear aboard the horse whilst racing. Each set of colours are unique to an owner. In the event of the owner having two runners the owner will change the cap colour so the judge can distinguish between the owner’s multiple runners. In some cases they may have more than one design of colours registered.

04
Horse’s saddlecloth number

The saddle cloth number assigned to the horse for the race. This is sorted by highest weight and then assigned alphabetically if horses are due to carry the same weight for handicap ratings.

05
Weight

This is the amount of weight each horse carries including the Jockey. If the Jockey holds an apprentice licence (and they can claim in the race) the weight with the claim will be displayed in brackets.

06
Horse’s name

Name of the horse displayed in English and Arabic within the racecard.

07
Horse’s age

Age of the horse at the time of the race.

08
Form guide

The previous horses performances with details of date, distance, jockey, weight carried, race type, equipment worn i.e V for visor, placings, ratings, time, winners time, margins beaten or distance won by.

09
Stall number

The stall numbers are randomly generated by the racing administration system for all races apart from the Bahrain International Trophy where a manual stalls draw is completed. The stalls draw dictates which gate number the horse will start the race from.

10
Breeding – Sire - Dam - Damsire

Sire (the father of the horse)
Dam (the mother of the horse)
Damsire (the father of the dam)

11
Owner

The owner/s of the horse.

12
Jockey’s name

The rider of the horse.

13
Breeder

The person/s responsible for breeding the horse.

14
Trainer

The person responsible for the training and welfare of the horse.

How to read a racecard
01
Race number | Time | Title

The number of the race. Time the race is due off. Race name usually including sponsor.

02
Course | race distance

The track the horses are running on. The distance the horses will travel from start to finish during the race displayed in meters.

03
Jockey colours

The Owners colours that the Jockey will wear aboard the horse whilst racing. Each set of colours are unique to an owner. In the event of the owner having two runners the owner will change the cap colour so the judge can distinguish between the owner’s multiple runners. In some cases they may have more than one design of colours registered.

04
Horse’s saddlecloth number

The saddle cloth number assigned to the horse for the race. This is sorted by highest weight and then assigned alphabetically if horses are due to carry the same weight for handicap ratings.

05
Weight

This is the amount of weight each horse carries including the Jockey. If the Jockey holds an apprentice licence (and they can claim in the race) the weight with the claim will be displayed in brackets.

06
Horse’s name

Name of the horse displayed in English and Arabic within the racecard.

07
Horse’s age

Age of the horse at the time of the race.

08
Form guide

The previous horses performances with details of date, distance, jockey, weight carried, race type, equipment worn i.e V for visor, placings, ratings, time, winners time, margins beaten or distance won by.

09
Stall number

The stall numbers are randomly generated by the racing administration system for all races apart from the Bahrain International Trophy where a manual stalls draw is completed. The stalls draw dictates which gate number the horse will start the race from.

10
Breeding – Sire - Dam - Damsire

Sire (the father of the horse)
Dam (the mother of the horse)
Damsire (the father of the dam)

11
Owner

The owner/s of the horse.

12
Jockey’s name

The rider of the horse.

13
Breeder

The person/s responsible for breeding the horse.

14
Trainer

The person responsible for the training and welfare of the horse.

15
Headgear

Headgear is used by trainers to try and help a horse’s overall performance. Headgear is displayed in the racecard as follows:
B
= blinkers | E = eye hood
EC = eye cover | ES = Eye Shield
H = Hood | HT = Hood and tongue tie
T = Tongue-tie | CP = Cheek Pieces
V = Visor

16
Rating

This is the horses current handicap rating for the race. On the form guide you can see previous ratings the horse has run off for its historic performances. A handicap rating is assigned to a horse by a Handicapper.

Ticket information

General Admission

This ticket gives access to the Turf Village and all public areas, including unreserved seating within the grandstands on the day of racing. What's more, kids 12 and under go free.

Price per meet: BD1 Adults & children aged 13 and over.

Premier Seating

Offering close-up views of the closing stages of every race. These are among the most sought-after viewing locations for any meeting.

Price per meet: BD5 for all (no child discount) includes Coffee, Tea & Juice with access to the Turf Village

Elevated race days: B10 (no child discount) includes Coffee, Tea & Juice with access to the Turf Village

Capacity: 100

Season Pass: BD100

Premium group

Guarantees breath-taking views of the Course and close proximity to the Finishing Post. Located on the top of the grandstand. Traditional themed seating of how esteemed guests used to watch the races back in time! Ideal for large groups.

Price per meet: BD35 for 6 ppl l (no child discount) including Coffee, Tea & Juice with access to the Turf Village

Elevated race days: B60 (no child discount) includes Coffee, Tea & Juice with access to the Turf Village

Capacity: 10 groups

How to get there

Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club,
Sakir Racecourse

Building 1287
Road 4725
Riffa
Bahrain

How to get there