Emirati horses shine in Newmarket; clinch Bahrain’s trophies

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10 July, 2020

Emirati Alaasy won the race on the Cup of Kingdom of Bahrain, annually held on the Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, the United Kingdom.

The three-year-old colt, owned by HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, beat all six other competing horses, to win the Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3 / Class 1). Ridden by jockey Jim Crowley, the bay colt is trained by W J Haggas.

Emirati horse Al-Suhail, also clinched the Bahrain International Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed) CClass 1). 

The three-year bay colt is owned by the Emirati Godolphin, the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team.

Trained by C Appleby, the winning horse was ridden to final victory by jockey W Buick, beating seven other bay colts.  

Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club Executive Director Shaikh Salman bin Rashid Al-Khalifa stressed the importance of the annual race, on Bahrain’s cups at the Newmarket Racecourse.

He said that the annual event reflected the standing and honourable care and support to promote the equestrian sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

He hailed deep-rooted historic relations binding the Kingdom of Bahrain and the British Newmarket Racecourse, stressing Bahrain’s keenness on sponsoring two races annually since 1978.

Shaikh Salman bin Rashid Al-Khalifa praised the Newmarket Racecourse Club management for their continuous cooperation to ensure the success of the race held on Bahrain’s cup.