The Bahrain Turf Club (BTC)

The BTC’s purpose is to run and promote horse-racing events in the Kingdom of Bahrain, bringing to the forefront the best horses, jockeys and trainers to participate in one of the most exciting emerging racing jurisdictions on earth.

The BTC boasts one of the finest grass tracks in the Middle East with a splendid intimate grandstand. There are two turf tracks measuring about 2,400 meters and a sand track for training with excellent stabling and alternative treatment facilities such as horse walkers and a swimming pool.

The Bahrain Turf Club also acts as a concierge for both horsemen and owners, providing first-class administration to ensure that owners and trainers travel into and around Bahrain with ease.

The Bahrain Turf Club will have an exclusive facility at the racecourse that will have a fantastic restaurant and provide an excellent social hub on racedays. It will offer the chance to socialise and network amongst business industry leaders and high net worth individuals.

Our Vision

To exceed the international standard of excellence in professional horseracing.

Our Mission

To maintain and develop REHC as a world-class racing and entertainment destination, by providing top quality services, facilities and programs.

Our Objectives

  • Maintaining a state of the art facility on par with international standards.
  • Conducting marketing strategies and promotional campaigns in support of horse racing.
  • Highlighting the accomplishments and achievements of the industry, positioning Bahrain as a dynamic destination for horse racing professionals and investors.

Our Core Values


Leading through quality, performance and innovation.


Protecting the safety and welfare of equestrian professionals and equines.


Upholding industry regulations, national legislations and international standards.


Horses have always been part of Bahraini culture. A unique collection of pure-bred Arabian horses has been preserved on the island for over 200 years by the rulers of Bahrain.

Historically, racing was conducted in private meetings and all horses were pure Arabians. In 1948, a committee was formed to have horse racing conducted under one umbrella. With the support of the Royal Family of Bahrain racing prospered and in 1977 the Amir of Bahrain issued a decree to establish the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club to be the only racing authority in Bahrain. The Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club is recognized and accepted internationally as the governing body for horse racing in Bahrain. It administers all aspects of the sport, including the Rules of Racing, the registration of horses for racing, as well as the licensing of jockeys, officials and stable personnel and administers the international approved Stud Book.

Also, REHC takes an active part in international racing activities and as a member of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the Asian Racing Federation. With the establishing the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club and keen interest and support of the royal family and the people of Bahrain, racing prospered from a small track and stand with modest facilities in Manama (the capital), to Riffa and then to the present site in Raffa in 1981.