Bahrain International Trophy (Group 2)

The introduction of the Bahrain International Trophy in 2019 began a new chapter in the history of horseracing in the Kingdom of Bahrain, demonstrating the country’s determination to establish itself as a premier horseracing destination and welcome the sport’s leading competitors.

The race provides an opportunity to attract the attention of the global media and market Bahrain internationally as well as demonstrate that the BTC has the infrastructure and leadership required to stage a successful international sporting event.

The Bahrain International Trophy is our showpiece event and its promotion to Group 2 status represents another significant step in growing the Kingdom’s standing on the international racing stage.
His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa


The following conditions apply for the Bahrain International Trophy (G2) to be run on Friday 17th November 2023.
  • Total Race Value will be $1,000,000
  • Distributed in the following order:
    $600,000 to the winning horse
    $200,000 to the second
    $100,000 to the third
    $60,000 to the fourth
    $40,000 to the fifth

Open To

  • 3 years old & up.
  • Maximum field size of 14 runners.
  • 2000 metres (10f), TURF (outer track).
  • Enter by noon on Thursday 5th October 2023 – NO ENTRY FEE.
  • Horses need to be rated 95 or over by their domestic authority at the time of closing.
  • Supplementary entry stage for horses trained outside of The Kingdom of Bahrain, Wednesday 25th October – $20,000 to enter. Final supplementary stage for horses trained in The Kingdom of Bahrain, Monday 13th November, Noon – $20,000 to enter. Supplementary fee will only be charged subject to the horse declaring.
  • Final declaration will be done on Monday 13th November, noon, the Kingdom of Bahrain time
    - Declarations to be made to:
  • Post Position Draw to take place on Wednesday 15th November at noon, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • BTC will guarantee at least three slots in the Bahrain International Trophy for locally trained horses.


  • NNH & SH 4YO = 58kg, Fillies = 56kg
  • NH 3YO = 56.5kg, Fillies = 54.5kg


  • No penalties to carry

Automatic Invitation

There will be three races which will grant 'Automatic Invitation'* to the winners even if not originally entered:

  • Sunday 20th August, The CurraghFitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (G3)
  • Saturday 26th August, YorkThe Sky Bet and Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (G3)
  • Saturday 14th October, NewmarketThe Masar Darley Stakes (G3)

    * Acceptances from winners of the above races must be confirmed within 14 days of the entry closing date on Thursday 5th October.

Hotel accommodation on a room only basis, will be provided
The BTC will provide air tickets to Bahrain for overseas connections
Shipment of invited horses will be arranged and paid for by the BTC

For entries & further enquires

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