Bahrain International Trophy (Group 3)

The foundation of the Bahrain International Trophy began a new chapter in the history of horse racing in the Kingdom of Bahrain, demonstrating the country’s determination to establish itself as a premier horse racing destination.

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.

It’s only natural to take this progression now and host an event of this calibre in the Kingdom of Bahrain after what Bahraini owned horses have achieved
His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa


The following conditions apply for the Bahrain International Trophy (G3) to be run on Friday 18th November 2022.
  • Total Race Value will be £600,000.
  • Distributed in the following order:
    – £360,000 to the winning horse
    – £120,000 to the second
    – £60,000 to the third
    – £36,000 to the fourth
    – £24,000 to the fifth

Open To

  • 3 years old & up
  • There will be a maximum field size of 14 runners.
  • 2000 metres on the turf in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Enter by noon on Wednesday 5th October 2022 – NO entry fees on that date.
  • Horses need to be rated 95 or over by their domestic authority at the time of closing.
  • Final declaration will be done on Sunday 13th November, 11am The Kingdom of Bahrain time
  • - NO declaration fee
    - Declarations to be made to
  • Post Position Draw to take place on Wednesday 16th November in The Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • REHC will guarantee at least three slots in the Bahrain International Trophy for locally trained horses.

Automatic Invitation

  • There will be three races which will grant 'Automatic Invitation' to the winners even if not originally entered.
    Saturday 13th August, The Curragh – Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (G3)
    Saturday 20th August, York – The Sky Bet and Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (G3)
    Saturday 8th October. Newmarket – The Darley Stakes (G3)

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


  • Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere 4-year-olds and upwards 58 Kgs
  • Northern Hemisphere 3 year olds 56.5 Kgs
  • Fillies and Mares allowed 2 Kgs.
  • No penalties to carry
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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