Bahrain International Trophy

Bahrain International Trophy

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 REHC has the infrastructure and leadership required to stage a successful international sporting event.

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Alkhalifa

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 internationally.

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Alkhalifa
Deputy Chairman

Conditions for the Bahrain International Trophy

Friday (20 Nov 2020)

Open To

  • There will be a maximum field size of 14 runners.
  • 2000 metres on the turf in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Enter by noon on Tuesday (6 Oct 2020).
  • NO entry fees on that date.
  • Horses need to be rated 95 or over by their domestic authority at the time of closing.
  • Supplementary entry stage Tuesday November 3rd - £10,000 to enter.
  • Final declaration will be done on Sunday 15th November, 11am The Kingdom of Bahrain time.
  • Post Position Draw to take place on Wednesday (18 Nov 2020) in The Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • BHRA will guarantee at least two slots in the Bahrain International Trophy for locally trained horses.

Automatic Invitation

There will be two races which will grant “Automatic Invitation” to the winners even if not originally entered.

  • Thursday July 9th Newmarket - The Bahrain International Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed)
  • Saturday October 10th Newmarket - The Darley Stakes (Gr.3)


  • 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.


  • A group 1 winner in 2020 will carry a 1.5 Kgs penalty.
  • Travel


    The BHRA will provide air tickets to Bahrain for overseas connections.

  • Hotel Accommodation

    Hotel Accommodation

    Hotel accommodation, Room only basis, will be provided.

  • Transport


    Shipment of invited horses will be arranged and paid for by BHRA.