Racing in Bahrain
The Outer Track is 2300m round with a straight 6 furlong (1200m) chute. There is also an extended chute from the 1600m start. The Outer Track has a long sweeping bend before turning into the long 600m run to the winning post. It is a very fair track where no particular type of running style is favoured.
The Inner Track has recently been renovated and was used for the first time in many years during the 2020/21 season. A slightly shorter round course, 2100m with again a 1200m straight chute, there are extended chutes for the 1600m and 2000m starts.
Both tracks generally ride good to firm and any rain does not tend to have an impact on the going unless it is unlucky enough to fall on race day. There is a base Bermuda grass on both tracks which are then overseeded with Rye grass prior to the start of the season.
With the recent introduction of the Inner track it will allow REHC to switch between the tracks during the season and therefore reduce the wear and tear to the turf, hopefully then providing optimum ground conditions at all times.