The Chairman's Message

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a country with great heritage and is burgeoning in its economic development.

It is one of the most progressive countries in the world to conduct business in, with the foundations for both start-ups and established businesses to thrive. 35% of the population is under 25 years old, providing even further opportunities for growth. It is this potential that motivates us to create and nurture conducive commercial environments and opportunities across all areas in Bahrain. The Bahrain Turf Club and The Bahrain Race Series are not only derived from this ambition, but they embody it.

The Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club has been a considerable source of pride for the Kingdom of Bahrain since its inception in 1977. The unwavering support of His Majesty the King to the Kingdom’s equestrian offering has already seen huge strides taken with high quality races run here in Bahrain, as well as Bahrain-owned horses competing successfully internationally.

The natural next step, as we seek to fulfil our ambition in developing a horseracing industry that stands alongside the world’s best, is to host consistently high calibre races throughout the season that attract leading domestic and international challengers. These races will sit alongside outstanding facilities, world-class hospitality, and exceptional off-track entertainment to create a fun, exciting, and uniquely Bahraini experience for visitors.

Through considerable financial investment, a bold and creative marketing strategy, along with our passion for the project and endeavour to realise its potential, we are confident the Bahrain Turf Club and Race Series will become a leading light for horseracing and business in the region over the next five years. I hope you share in my excitement for the venture and the opportunity it provides your business, not just in the context of a marketing platform but as part of a wider opportunity for conducting business in Bahrain.

His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club