Bahrain Turf Club 2022/23 season brochure

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2022/23 SEASON


BAHRAIN TURF CLUB INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS

Letter from the Chairman

1

Racing Programme (Imported Season Calendar)

2

Track map/gate positions

4

Bahrain International Trophy

5

Overview

6

Previous results

7

Conditions

9

Travel information

10

Bahrain Turf Series

13

Series overview

15

Nominations procedure

16

Prize money

17

Races & Conditions

19

International Listed Races

26

The Crown Prince’s Cup

27

Incentives & subsidies

28

Shipping

30

Stabling, quarantine & veterinary services

32

Medication, testing and safety

34

Rules of racing & raceday procedures

35

Contacts

36

Critical dates & nomination procedure

37

Introduction to The Bahrain Turf Club The Bahrain Turf Club’s (BTC) purpose is to run and promote horseracing in The Kingdom of Bahrain, bringing to the forefront the best horses, jockeys and trainers to participate in one of the most exciting and emerging racing jurisdictions in the sport. The BTC also acts as a concierge for both horsemen and owners, providing first-class administration to ensure that connections travel into and around Bahrain with ease. The BTC is the evolving vision of His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the governing body, The Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club (REHC).

Through his leadership and guidance, the sport of horseracing in The Kingdom of Bahrain has made monumental strides in becoming internationally recognised as a Part 2 Nation of the Blue Book following approval by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). The club’s flagship race, the Bahrain International Trophy (G3), is now a crucial date in the sport’s global calendar.


BAHRAIN TURF CLUB LET TER FROM THE CHAIRMAN | 1

Letter from the Chairman In the last three seasons The Kingdom of Bahrain has witnessed remarkable change in the development of its horseracing industry.

HIS HIGHNESS

SHAIKH ISA BIN SALMAN BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club

We are a growing racing jurisdiction grounded in our nation’s love of horses and our ambition to develop the sport. The work carried out by my predecessors in creating one of the best racetracks in the region, has been a fundamental foundation in enabling us to develop horseracing in The Kingdom of Bahrain. It is now my vision to enhance the racing programme and facilities to drive Bahrain’s horseracing industry forward both domestically and internationally.

This summer we have invested in upgrading our training track with an excellent new Martin Collins surface, I’m also delighted to announce that we will be increasing the contribution to prize money for the Bahrain International Trophy and Bahrain Turf Series by 20% making the Bahrain International Trophy now worth £600,000 and each Turf Series race worth £60,000.


2 | RACING PROGRAMME (IMPORTED SEASON CALENDAR)

Racing Programme (Imported Season Calendar) 27 Race Meetings (28th October 2022-18th March 2023) includes ten races forming the Bahrain Turf Series. Date

1000m (Str)

1200m (Str)

28 October 2022

1200m (Round)

0-95

1400m

1600m

3rd/4th/Maiden

Domestic Grade 2

1800m

0-80

0-85

All Classes

11 November 2022

0-95

Domestic Grade 2

0-75

18 November 2022

3rd/4th/Maiden

Maiden

2200m

0-80 0-95

0-80

Domestic Grade 2

0-80 Bahrain International Trophy (Group 3)

0-100

25 November 2022

0-85

2 December 2022

Domestic Grade 2

HH Sh Khalid Domestic Grade 1

4th/Maiden

3rd/4th/Maiden

2400m

4th/Maiden

4 November 2022

12 November 2022

2000m

0-75

All Classes

0-95

All Classes (3yo)

3 December 2022

0-75

9 December 2022

Bahrain Turf Series 84-100

16 December 2022

0-95

Bahrain Turf Series 84-100

Maiden 0-90

3rd/4th/Maiden (2yo)

30 December 2022

Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests) |

Domestic Grade 2

Red = Bahrain Turf Series race

All Classes

3rd/4th/Maiden Domestic Grade 2

| Blue = Feature race

0-75 0-80

0-85 (App)

23 December 2022

Black = Bahrain domestic race

0-90

|

National Day Cup Domestic Grade 1 0-85

Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests)

All races are for 3 year olds and upwards except where stated.

Domestic Grade 2

2800m


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Date

1000m (Str)

6 January 2023

0-80

3rd/4th/Maiden

7 January 2023

0-90

0-75

13 January 2023

Bahrain Turf Series (Domestic Grade 3)

20 January 2023 27 January 2023

1200m (Str)

3 February 2023

1400m

1600m

0-85

Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests)

0-75

10 February 2023

Domestic Grade 2 0-70

2200m

2400m

Bahrain Turf Series Al Adiyat Cup (Domestic Grade 2)

2800m

0-100 0-85

0-85

4th/Maiden 0-100

0-80

2000m

4th/Maiden

0-75

4 February 2023

1800m

0-95

0-80

0-100 (App) 4th/Maiden

1200m (Round)

0-90 0-80 Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests)

Crown Prince’s Cup Listed)

All Classes (3yo)

0-95

0-85

4th/Maiden HH Sh Faisal Domestic Grade 1

17 February 2023

Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests)

Domestic Grade 2

24 February 2023

Domestic Grade 2

0-75

3 March 2023

0-90

4 March 2023

0-75

10 March 2023

0-100 (App)

17 March 2023

Domestic Grade 2

18 March 2023

3rd/4th/Maiden (3yo)

Bahrain Turf Series 80-100 (plus guests)

0-95

HH Sh Nasser Domestic Grade 2

Domestic Grade 2

0-80

3rd/4th/Maiden

0-100

0-85

0-90

Maiden Al Methaq Mile (Listed)

King’s Cup (Listed)

0-95

0-85

Gold Cup Domestic Grade 1 0-80 (App)

0-75

0-85

0-75


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OUTER TR ACK

Track map / starting gate positions All racing in Bahrain is conducted on turf and there are two tracks in use at the REHC Racecourse – Outer and Inner.

INNER TR ACK

The Outer Track is 2300m round with a straight 6 furlong (1200m) chute. There is also an extended chute from the 1600m start. The Outer Track has a long sweeping bend before turning into the long 600m run to the winning post. It is a very fair track where no particular type of running style is favoured. The Inner Track has recently been renovated and was used for the first time in many years during the 2020/21 season. A slightly shorter round course, 2100m with again a 1200m straight chute, there are extended chutes for the 1600m and 2000m starts.

Both tracks generally ride good to firm and any rain does not tend to have an impact on the going unless it is unlucky enough to fall on race day. There is a base Bermuda grass on both tracks which are then overseeded with Rye grass prior to the start of the season. The recent introduction of the Inner Track allows a switch between the tracks during the season and therefore reduces wear and tear to the turf, providing optimum ground conditions at all times.


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Bahrain International Trophy GROUP 3


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Bahrain International Trophy GROUP 3

The introduction of the Bahrain International Trophy (G3) in 2019 began a new chapter in the history of horseracing in The Kingdom of Bahrain, demonstrating the country’s determination to establish itself as a premier horseracing destination and welcome the sport’s leading competitors. The race also provides an opportunity to attract the attention of global media and market Bahrain internationally.


B A H R A I N I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R O P H Y P R E V I O U S R E S U LT S | 7

Previous results

2021 1st

LORD GLITTERS (FR)

2020 1st

J: J Watson T: D O’Meara (Pre-race rating: 115 Post race: 115)

2nd BARNEY ROY (GB)

MAGNY COURS (USA) J: M Barzalona T: A Fabre (Pre-race rating: 112 Post race: 112)

13 ran Winning time: 2m 1.91s Going: Good

1st

J: L Newman T: F Nass (Pre-race rating: 105 Post race: 114)

2nd GLOBAL GIANT (GB)

J: J Doyle T: C Appleby (Pre-race rating: 115 Post race: 115)

3rd

SIMSIR (IRE)

2019 J: S Pasquier T: J Reynier (Pre-race rating: 106 Post race: 107)

2nd TURGENEV (GB)

J: F Dettori T: J Gosden (Pre-race rating: 111 Post race: 113)

3rd

SOVEREIGN (IRE) J: R Moore T: A P O’Brien (Pre-race rating: 115 Post race: 115)

14 ran Winning time: 2m 0.29s Going: Good

ROYAL JULIUS (IRE)

J: R Havlin T: J & T Gosden (Pre-race rating: 112 Post race: 110)

3rd

RUSTANG (FR) J: L Newman T: A Smith (Pre-race rating: 98 Post race: 105)

13 ran Winning time: 2m 0.41s Going: Good


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Conditions

Friday

18

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Friday 18th November 2022 • Total Race Value £600,000 • Distributed in the following order: - £360,000 to the Winning Horse. - £120,000 to the Second.

THE BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL TROPHY (GROUP 3) 2000M ON THE TURF FOR HORSES RATED 95 OR OVER BY THEIR RECOGNISED RACING AUTHORITY

£600,000 Entries by noon on Wednesday 5th Oct 2022

- £60,000 to the Third. - £36,000 to the Fourth. - £24,000 to the Fifth. Open to: • 3 years old & up. • Maximum field size of 14 runners. • 2000 metres (10f), TURF (Outer Track) • Enter by noon on Wednesday 5th October 2022 – NO ENTRY FEE. • Horses need to be rated 95 or over by their domestic authority at the time of closing. • Supplementary entry stage for horses trained outside of The Kingdom of Bahrain, Wednesday 26th October – £10,000 to enter. Final supplementary stage for horses trained in The Kingdom of Bahrain, Sunday 13th November, Noon £10,000 to enter. • Final declaration will be done on Sunday 13th November, Noon. The Kingdom of Bahrain time. - NO DECLARATION FEE. - Declarations to be made to racing@rehc.gov.bh

• Post Position Draw to take place on Wednesday 16th November at noon in The Kingdom of Bahrain. • BTC will guarantee at least three slots in the Bahrain International Trophy for locally trained horses. Penalties: • No penalties to carry. 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

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES & FURTHER ENQUIRIES Adrian Beaumont, International Racing Bureau adrian@irbracing.com +44 1638 668881 or +44 7808 903158 LOCAL ENTRIES Mansoor Toorani, REHC Racing Office racing@rehc.gov.bh +973 3636 3360


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Travel information TRANSPORT OF BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL TROPHY RUNNERS Shipment of invited horses will be arranged and paid for by the BTC. The BTC will cover the cost of stable to return stable on designated flights with all runners travelling in a stall and a half. For countries where there is no direct travel available to Bahrain due to quarantine protocols or flight availability and a charter flight is the best option, a travel subsidy will be provided to the owners to assist with shipment costs for the horse. A separate travel allowance will be paid for GCC runners invited travelling by road. In addition, BTC will pay for stables, bedding, fodder and routine veterinary and farrier fees. Please note trainer’s staff are not permitted to accompany horses on the flight.


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BAHRAIN TEMPORARY IMPORTS REQUIREMENTS: Blood tests within 30 days of export - along with the agreed exporting country’s health certificate for Bahrain.

HORSE EQUIPMENT - Limited to 150kgs per horse. No personal effects – medication allowed (will require detailed packing list) For any queries regarding horse shipment, please contact:

Bloods: • Coggins, Dourine, Glanders plus EVA for Colts – taken and tested within 30 days of travel with negative results.

James MacEwan Luck Greayer Bloodstock macewan@lgbloodstock.com +447502990628

• Designated laboratory determined by the Ministry of exporting country.

AIR TICKETS

Swabs: • Strangles nasopharyngeal swab taken and tested within 30 days of travel with negative results returned. • Flu – vaccination booster within 60 days of travel but not within 14 days of travel – must have previously certified primary course of two vaccinations of the same type given 21 to 42 days apart with annual boosters thereafter. • Nasopharyngeal swab must be taken within 72 hours of departure and tested by the PCR method for Equine Influenza virus and Equine Herpes virus types 1 & 4. Tests must return a negative result.

The BTC will provide air tickets to and from Bahrain International Airport (BAH). For the connections of international horses participating in the Bahrain International Trophy. Return Business Class air tickets on a carrier designated by the BTC will be sent to the following connections: • Registered Owner, not exceeding two tickets • Trainer, not exceeding two tickets • Jockey, one ticket


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Please note the following restrictions:

TRANSPORTATION

• In the event a connection fulfils more than one role (i.e owner/trainer), a maximum of two concessions will be granted - one for the connection and one for their spouse/partner. No additional concessions will be reallocated.

All visiting connections will have return airport transfers pre-arranged by the BTC following confirmation of issued air tickets.

• Owners, trainers and jockeys currently residing in Bahrain, are not eligible for travel subsidies. • In the event that trainers or jockeys have more than one horse participating in the Bahrain International Trophy, only one set of concessions will be granted. No additional concessions will be reallocated. • Any connections who take it upon themselves to book their own travel arrangements will not be reimbursed. Assistant Trainers, Head Lads, Exercise Riders & Stable Staff Economy class air tickets will be provided for a maximum of two persons per horse at the BTC’s expense.

Owners, trainers and jockeys will be provided chauffeured vehicles provided by the BTC for the duration of their stay. Assistant trainers, head lads, exercise riders and stable staff will be provided a shuttle mini-bus service to and from their accommodation to the racecourse and any official events. VISAS - The BTC will assist with all visa considerations following the confirmation of issued air tickets. ACCOMMODATION Hotel accommodation on a room only basis, will be provided at the BTC’s official hotel, The Four Season Bahrain Bay. One room for a maximum of two persons will be provided to each of the following connections: • Registered owner, 4 nights • Trainer, 4 nights • Jockey, 3 nights

Owners, trainers and jockeys residing in Bahrain are not eligible for the hotel accommodation subsidies. Only the above concessions will be granted, and the following restrictions apply: • Owners, trainers and jockeys wishing to be accommodated for a longer period than the number of nights listed above will cover the cost of any additional nights and associated expenses themselves. • Please note concessions are not transferable. Connections wishing to stay at hotels other than the official hotel will have to cover the cost and associated expenses. Assistant Trainers, Head Lads, Exercise Riders & Stable Staff A maximum of two persons per horse will be provided accommodation at the BTC’s official hotel, The Downtown Rotana, Manama, Bahrain. Food, non-alcoholic beverages, transport and laundry will all be provided.


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Bahrain Turf Series


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Bahrain Turf Series 2 x races:

9

th

DEC 2022

2 x races:

2 x races:

2 x races:

30 13 3 th

DEC 2022

10 exciting races

th

JAN 2023

rd

FEB 2023

2 x races:

17

th

FEB 2023


BAHRAIN TURF SERIES SERIES OVERVIEW | 15

Series overview Bahrain’s horseracing programme is rapidly evolving, and following the success of the Bahrain International Trophy, and the inaugural turf race series, the 10 races will return in December 2022. The programme specifically targets international horses rated 85-100 to compete against the locally trained horses in Bahrain. Visiting horses will be based within the region from December through to February. The Bahrain Turf Series will be interlinked and run alongside the best racing in Bahrain with International horses competing in the series also eligible to run in any other domestic races in the 2022-23 imported programme. Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe with two spaces in each race reserved for horses from the GCC.


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Nomination procedure To nominate for stabling, please email Edward Veale, edward@rehc.gov.bh by Friday 28th October 2022. Prior to nomination, please ensure all import requirements are met and horse vaccinations are up to date. For more information regarding this, please refer to page 30 on Shipping.

Entries for series races will be by the Monday of the race, 10am (Bahrain). Declarations for series races will be by the Tuesday of the race, 10am (Bahrain).


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Prize money The race series will have a total of £600,000 prize money fund. £60,000 is allocated per series race with the purse distributed as follows: £36,000 to the Winning Horse. £12,000 to the Second. £6,000 to the Third. £3,600 to the Fourth. £2,400 to the Fifth. The turf series will also have a bonus point system attached depending on where horses finish. Points will be awarded accordingly: 1st - 15pts

2nd - 10pts 3rd - 7pts 4th - 5pts 5th - 3pts

Completed finish - 1pt £25,000 BONUS FOR POT WINNER The points will be added at the end of the series. The owner of the horse with the most points in each pot will get £15,000 and the trainer of the horse with most points will get £10,000. This will mean an extra £50,000 in total prize money. Should there be a tie for 1st place, the winner will be awarded by most wins. Should the results still be tied, the prize will be shared.


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BAHRAIN TURF SERIES:

Races & Conditions


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Friday

9

th

DECEMBER 2022

POT A: 1000M (5F STRAIGHT) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 84-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 5th December 2022, 10am (Bahrain)

• For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 3 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) No horse will carry less than 54kgs. (8st.7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1000m and 1400m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried • An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter. • Safety Limit = 18

• Total Race Value £60,000

DAY 1

DAY 1

• Total Race Value £60,000 Friday

9

th

DECEMBER 2022

POT B: 2000M (10F) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 84-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 5th December 2022, 10am (Bahrain)

• For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 3 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) No horse will carry less than 54kgs. (8st.7lbs.) • All horses aged 3 will receive 1kg weight for age allowance • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1800m and 2200m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried • An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter. • Safety Limit = 16


• Also open to horses rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’

Friday

30

th

DECEMBER 2022

POT A: 1200M (6F STRAIGHT) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 26th December 2022, 10am (Bahrain)

• Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 3 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st. 10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs. (8st. 7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1000m and 1400m • At least six places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried • An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter. • Safety Limit = 18

DAY 2

DAY 2

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• Also open to horse rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’

Friday

30

th

DECEMBER 2022

POT B: 2000M (10F) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 26th December 2022, 10am (Bahrain)

• Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 3 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs (8st.7lbs.) • All horses aged 3 will receive 1kg weight for age allowance • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1800m and 2200m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried • An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter. • Safety Limit = 16


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Friday

13

th

JANUARY 202 3

• For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Weights to be carried: - 4 year olds and upwards 57kgs

• Total Race Value £60,000

DAY 3

DAY 3

• Total Race Value £60,000 Friday

13

th

JANUARY 202 3

- Fillies and Mares allowed 2kgs

POT A: 1000M (5F STRAIGHT) CONDITIONS RACE Entries on Monday 9th January 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

• Penalties will be given for a race won after 13th January 2022 for the following international pattern races: - Listed - 1.5kg - Group 3 - 3kg

• Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1000m and 1400m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by rating • Apprentices may not claim • Safety Limit = 18

• Free to enter, free to run • Weights to be carried: - 5 year olds and upwards 58kgs - 4 year olds 57.5kgs

POT B: 1800M (9F) AL ADIYAT CUP CONDITIONS RACE

- Group 1 & 2 - 4.5kg - No penalty shall bring the weight to be carried above 62kgs for colts and geldings and 60kgs for fillies and mares.

• For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards

- Fillies and Mares allowed 2kgs • Penalties will be given for a race won after 13th January 2022 for the following international pattern races: - Listed - 1.5kg - Group 3 - 3kg

Entries on Monday 9th January 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

- Group 1 & 2 - 4.5kg • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1600m and 2000m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by rating • Apprentices may not claim • Safety Limit = 16


Friday

3

rd

FEBRUARY 202 3

POT A: 1200M (6F STRAIGHT) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 30th January 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

• Also open to horses rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’ • Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs (8st.7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1000m and 1400m • At least six places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried

DAY 4

DAY 4

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Friday

3

rd

FEBRUARY 202 3

POT B: 1800M (9F) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 30th January 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

• Also open to horses rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’ • Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs (8st.7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1600m and 2000m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried

• An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter.

• An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter.

• Safety Limit = 18

• Safety Limit = 16


Friday

17

th

FEBRUARY 202 3

POT A: 1200M (6F STRAIGHT) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 13th February 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

• Also open to horses from rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’ • Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs (8st. 7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1000m and 1400m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried

DAY 5

DAY 5

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Friday

17

th

FEBRUARY 202 3

POT B: 2000M (10F) HANDICAP FOR HORSES RATED 80-100 BY THE REHC HANDICAPPER Entries on Monday 13th February 2023, 10am (Bahrain)

• Also open to horses rated 101 and 102 that will be ‘guests’ • Total Race Value £60,000 • For colts, geldings, fillies and mares aged 4 years old and upwards • Free to enter, free to run • Top weight to be carried will be 62kgs (9st.10lbs.) excluding ‘guests’. No horse will carry less than 54kgs (8st. 7lbs.) • Priority for inclusion will be given to visiting horses from Europe including ‘guests’ • Two places in the race will be reserved for horses trained in the GCC provided they have won a race at a distance between 1800m and 2200m • At least four places in the race will be allocated to horses trained in Bahrain • Elimination will be by the weight to be carried

• An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter.

• An Apprentice Jockey can claim an allowance of 3kg until they gain 20 wins and 2kg until they gain 30 wins. No allowance can be claimed thereafter.

• Safety Limit = 18

• Safety Limit = 16


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Other conditions The horses visiting Bahrain from Europe will be divided into two groups. Pot A will be those that wish to run over 1000m (Straight) and 1200m (Straight). Pot B will be those who wish to run over 1800m and 2000m. In each race in the Series, two reserves that are trained in Bahrain, will be included at declaration time. If any of the existing field drops out by 9am on the day of the race a reserve will replace it in the race.


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International Listed Races In 2021 the REHC were delighted to announce the promotion of three of their calendar feature races; The Crown Prince’s Cup, Al Methaq Mile & The King’s Cup, as internationally recognised Listed status races. For further information regarding available travel incentives please contact Edward Veale, BTC or Adrian Beaumont, IRB.


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The Crown Prince’s Cup Within the Bahrain Turf Series shipping dates, visiting horses will be able to enter into The Crown Prince’s Cup.

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THE CROWN PRINCE’S CUP (LISTED) 2000M ON TURF T O TA L R AC E VA LU E :

£100,000

Total race value £100,000. Distributed in the following order:

WEIGHTS:

£60,000 to the Winning Horse.

Fillies 4YO+ = 56kg

£20,000 to the Second.

Colts 3YO = 56kg

£10,000 to the Third.

Fillies 3YO = 54kg

Colts 4YO+ = 58kg

£6,000 to the Fourth. £4,000 to the Fifth.

PENALTIES:

CONDITIONS:

A winner on or after 28th January 2021 winner of an international listed race = 1.5kg winner of an international Group 3 race = 3kg winner of an international Group 1 or Group 2 = 4.5kg

• 3 years old & up • There will be a maximum field size of 14 runners • 2000 metres (10f), TURF • Enter by 10am, Monday 30th January 2023, £150 • Declare by 10am, Tuesday 31st January 2023, £150 • Entries & Declarations to be made to racing@rehc.gov.bh

Allowance: (No Apprentice Allowance) Note: If no 3YO entered the weights will be adjusted 4YO+ Colts = 57kg. Fillies = 55kg.


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Incentives & subsidies BTC EXPENSE VOUCHER Connections of each Great British & European trained horse selected to compete in the series will be entitled to a £12,500 expenses voucher. At the end of the series the BTC will reimburse connections’ expenses surrounding their trips to Bahrain up to the value of £12,500. Please ensure all receipts are kept and submitted together to Anood Ahmed, anood@rehc.gov.bh.

Receipts can be submitted for the following expenses ONLY: • hotels • airlines (to and from Bahrain only) • restaurants/bars/cafes • limousine services • tourism destinations • recreational sports. For any other expenses to be accepted please confirm with the BTC prior to submission.

Horses will need to compete in a minimum of two series races in order to gain eligibility for this travel subsidy. For Horses trained outside of Bahrain in the GCC region, hotel accommodation will be provided for owners x2, trainer x2, stable staff x2 and jockey x1. For further information on available travel allowances please contact edward@rehc.gov.bh


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STABLE STAFF: The BTC will provide stable staff with excellent accommodation a short drive from the training facility. Included in the staff accommodation is a gym, swimming pool and WiFi. The accommodation is close to all local amenities. Rental cars will be supplied on the basis of one car to share between two people. Two stable staff flights (economy) per horse will be covered by the BTC, permitting travel is within 72 hours of the horse’s arrival.


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Shipping The BTC will cover the cost of 1/3 share freight (3 horses on a pallet) for each horse selected to compete in the Bahrain Turf Series to and from its country of origin. The cost covered is permitting the horses travels on the group Turf Series flight outbound and the return journey following the series conclusion. Should any horse require to leave prior to the return flight they will be able to use their voucher expenses to contribute towards this. All horses will travel with a Luck Greayer professional groom. • Equipment limited to 150kgs per horse. No personal effects – medication allowed (will require detailed packing list). • All veterinary export costs to meet Bahrain Import conditions. - RCN’s are to be arranged independently. • For countries outside of GB & EU where there is no direct travel available to Bahrain due to quarantine protocols and a charter flight is the best option, a travel subsidy will be provided to the owners to assist with shipment costs for their horse.

• A separate travel allowance will be paid for GCC runners invited travelling by road as determined by BTC. • Horses will need to compete in a minimum of two series races in order to gain eligibility for this travel subsidy. The BTC will arrange and cover the normal shared costs of return transport by road from the home stable to departure airport and return if from an airport outside the country of origin. Any requested changes from the transport arrangement provided by the BTC which incurs additional cost will be at the owner’s expense. Runners who travel onto another GCC country / Carnival all BTC subsidies stop on export from Bahrain & consideration by connections need to be considered on their sanitary status in reference to the return to EU/GB from that country. Travel to a GCC country requires a 40 days residence in Bahrain prior to shipping.

EQUIPMENT ACCOMPANYING HORSES ON FLIGHTS Please note that the following items are NOT permitted to be shipped along with tack: • Flammables • Medication • Batteries • Supplements A limited amount of feed can be shipped along with the horse(s) subject to the following: • Available space on aircraft as advised by LG. • All bags must be unopened, sealed, labelled and documented according to instructions received by LG. • A maximum of 3 bags per horse, this is to allow time for feed deliveries to be sourced/ delivered locally.


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IMPORT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS TO BAHRAIN *please note the below is for the Bahrain Turf Series, please refer back to page 11 for the Bahrain International, temporary import conditions.

Horses from all countries will need to meet, as a minimum, the Bahrain permanent import conditions appropriate to the country of origin. Whilst in Bahrain, BTS runners will be stabled in regional groups in a designated quarantine facility separated from local GCC horses. Access to these areas will be restricted to the immediate connections of the horse. PLEASE NOTE: Horses entering Bahrain which the connections wish to send or upgrade to a local stable for training (non- isolation stables), must meet the Bahrain permanent import conditions and travel with the appropriate permanent import health certification. Bloods within 30 days of export – along with the agreed exporting countries agreed health certificate for Bahrain.

Bloods: • Coggins, Dourine, Glanders plus EVA for Colts – taken and tested within 30 days of travel with negative results. • Designated laboratory determined by the Ministry of exporting country. Swabs: • Strangles nasopharyngeal swab taken and tested within 30 days of travel with negative results returned. • Flu – vaccination booster within 60 days of travel but not within 14 days of travel – must have previously certified primary course of two vaccinations of the same type given 21 to 42 days apart with annual boosters thereafter. • Nasopharyngeal swab must be taken within 72 hours of departure and tested by the PCR method for Equine Influenza virus and Equine Herpes virus types 1 & 4. Tests must return a negative result. Vaccinations: • Vaccination for Equine Influenza is mandatory in the Kingdom of Bahrain. • All horses must have received a primary course of two vaccinations (same manufacturer) 21 to 42 days apart, followed by booster injections at no greater than 6 month intervals.

• The last booster injection must be within 60 days of travel but not within 14 days of travel. • If travelling on a primary course alone both vaccinations must be within 60 days of travel but not within 14 days of travel. If you are considering travelling your horse to the Bahrain Turf Series please send a colored scan of the passport vaccination pages to macewan@lgbloodstock.com so advice can be given if there is any action to take. Further information in regard to pre-export health requirements can be provided on request directly from Luck Greayer Bloodstock Shipping Ltd – James MacEwan. PLEASE NOTE: If a horse is transferred from the quarantine area to a local stable for training then prior to an entry being accepted for the horse to run it will need to meet the compulsory vaccination requirements for Equine Herpes Type 1 and 4 that exist in the Kingdom of Bahrain - further information can be found in the rules of racing: d28qafuxp4ng49.cloudfront.net/documents/ REHC-Rules-of-Racing.pdf


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Stabling, quarantine & veterinary services STABLING FACILITIES International horses competing in BTS will be stabled at the state-of-the-art quarantine facility within the REHC training campus. The complex is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Bahrain International Airport and has immediate access to the racetrack and its extensive communal training facilities. The BTC will provide both grooms and cleaners to carry out regular yard work at no cost to the trainer (please note each horse does not have their own groom). The BTC will cover all water (bottled provided), electricity and general maintenance cover throughout the series. It is the trainer’s responsibility to arrange feed independently via the suppliers listed below. These costs will NOT be covered by the BTC and must be payable by connections. Please contact edward@rehc.gov.bh or neil@rehc.gov.bh for any assistance.

Hay and bedding is available to purchase through the quarantine facility directly. For any further quarantine enquiries please contact: krolfe@mun.gov.bh. Initial feed orders must be arranged prior to horses travel. To preorder, please contact the respective agents using the following contacts: Blue Dawn (on club premises): Tel: +973 17 612852 Fax: +973 17 612842 Email: info@bluedawnvet.com The Arabian Horse (on club premises): Hassan Ali Almadhoob Tel: +973 17 594549 Mobile: +973 39 467460 Fax: +973 17 590950 Email: horse@batelco.com.bh Al Sabooq: Suhail Mobile: +973 66 3591 54 Wadi Al Khayl: A.Raoof Ashkanany Mobile: +973 36 6854 44

QUARANTINE REGULATIONS

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Access to Barn areas and secure areas are strictly monitored. All personnel will need to carry a security badge that will be issued upon arrival and will detail areas to which personnel are permitted access. Trainers, their staff and their pre-authorised work riders will have the right of entry. Quarantine access for other persons, must seek prior approval from the REHC and Horse Welfare Authority. BIOSECURITY PROCEDURES FOR BAHRAIN QUARANTINE FACILITIES 1. Only accredited visiting international stable personnel and essential REHC employees will be allowed access to the quarantine facility. No children under 12 years old are permitted without permission. 2. No animals, other than quarantine horses, may be brought into the facility. 3. No media, with the exception of REHC nominated official media (private photography of own horses allowed). 4. A maximum of two registered owners per trainer permitted during visiting.

5. Only trainers or in their absence, their representative, will be permitted access to horses in quarantine for the first 48 hours after arrival. 6. At every visit hands must be washed on entering the barn and again before exiting. The visitors’ record forms must be signed and completed. 7. Only medications and treatments issued and / or approved by REHC are permitted. Only REHC approved vets and therapists are allowed to treat horses. 8. Safety vests and safety helmets to be worn at all times when mounted in the quarantine. 9. Any suspected contagious or infectious disease of people or horses must be reported immediately to quarantine management. 10. No alcohol is permitted in barns or public areas. No smoking is permitted in the barns. 11. All persons attending horses in the facility are subject to the Rules and Regulations of REHC.

ALL QUARANTINE RULES MUST BE ADHERED TO

BAKER McVEIGH BAHRAIN The BTC have engaged internationally renowned veterinary team, Baker McVeigh to provide veterinary services to both the horses within the club and those visiting from abroad. The recently established practice within the club’s grounds, offer a fully-equipped ambulatory service, including digital radiography, endoscopy and high-quality ultrasound technology. Onsite veterinarians also attend weekly race meetings and maintain high levels of safety and equine welfare throughout the racing season. For further information please contact: bahrain@baker-mcveigh.co.uk +973 35643528


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Medication, testing & safety All horses training and competing in the Kingdom of Bahrain will be subject to the following: • A Welfare and Integrity examination within 48 hours of the race. This examination will be conducted by our Chief Veterinary Regulatory Officer. This examination consists of a visual inspection of all four aspects of the horse, then a trot in hand (away from and toward) on a firm level surface. • If your horse has a questionable action at the trot, then it is advised that you request your home veterinary surgeon to write a report detailing the horses’ action and forward this with an accompanying video (front, back and sides, 25 metre trot in hand) to our Chief regulatory veterinary officer, Dr Rob van Pelt (rob@rehc.gov.bh). All information provided will be treated with the upmost confidentiality.

• Horses will be monitored during routine exercise. • All horses will be subject to a pre-race TCO2 blood test, within 45 minutes of racing. If the returned result is greater than 36 mmol/lt on both the A and B sample (B sample tested immediately) then the horse will be scratched from the race, and the matter reported to the stewards. • It is advised that all trainers make themselves aware of the anti doping policies that exist in the Kingdom of Bahrain d28qafuxp4ng49.cloudfront.net/documents/ REHC-Rules-of-Racing.pdf


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Rules of racing & raceday procedures TRAINING (International Horses) Times Quarantine Training Track: 07:00 - 09:30 Sand & Fibre Main Track: 08:15 - 09:30 Turf Track: Will be available every other Tuesday and every Friday morning. When a horse is declared for Friday’s racing, they will also be permitted to use the turf that Tuesday. The turf will be available from 08:15 - 09:30. *Please note for runners in the Bahrain International Trophy access to the turf will be available more frequently.

Skull Caps and Safety Vests Any person who rides a horse on REHC property must wear an approved skull cap and safety vest, which are in good condition. A Trainer is responsible for ensuring that any Apprentice Jockey, groom, or another person who rides a horse under their care wears an approved skull cap and safety vest, which are in good condition. Skull caps must be correctly fastened and adjusted. RACEDAY PROCEDURES & EQUIPMENT Licensing Connections will run under their own national licences and Jockeys will need clearances from their national governing body. Email clearance to be sent to Hussain Ali, hussain.ali@rehc.gov.bh

Grooms All grooms and handlers must wear suitable footwear when trotting horses up for inspection and when leading horses in the paddock. Shoes and Shoeing All horses must be fully shod with approved racing plates when entering the parade ring. If you wish to check or use any other form of shoe/ shoeing, please contact the Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon (RVO). EQUINE RACING EQUIPMENT Headgear The Trainer, or their representative, must state on the declaration form whether their horse is to run in a hood, blinkers, visor, eye shield or eye cover at declaration stage. If headgear has not been declared, it may be added or changed on the payment of a fine; changes can only be made up to 45 minutes before the Race time. Horses declared to run in a hood, blinkers, visor, eye shield, eye cover or any combination thereof, must enter the parade ring or proceed to the start wearing the correct equipment. The Starter has the power to withdraw a horse with the incorrect declared equipment. A Trainer may request permission for a horse to wear a red hood on the way to the start, but it must be removed before the horse is loaded into the stalls; or before the Starter calls in the horses. It must not be worn during the race.

Tongue Tie The Trainer, or their representative, is responsible for declaring the use of a tongue-tie in a race on the declaration form, and this must be shown to the RVO for approval. Lip Chains Lip chains must be covered when worn on racecourse property and shown to the RVO for approval. Ear Plugs The Stewards must be informed if ear plugs are to be worn either on the way to the start, or in the race. Ear plugs must not be removed during the race.

For the full rules of racing please visit: d28qafuxp4ng49.cloudfront.net/documents/REHCRules-of-Racing.pdf


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Contacts Bahrain Turf Club Office +973 17 440330 Salman bin Rashed Al-Khalifa Executive Director, REHC salman@rehc.gov.bh +973 39744444 Edward Veale Head of Racing, REHC edward@rehc.gov.bh +973 66733311 Neil MacKenzie Ross Head of Facilities & Clerk of the Course, REHC neil@rehc.gov.bh +973 32215080 Rob Van Pelt Chief Veterinary Officer, REHC rob@rehc.gov.bh +973 66733300 Paul Barton Chief Steward, REHC paul@rehc.gov.bh +44 7990 550542

Anood Ahmed Owners’ & Trainers’, REHC anood@rehc.gov.bh +973 33099190 Phil Smith Racing Consultant and Handicapper, REHC phil@phillipsmithconsulting.com +44 7785 293802 Hussain Ali REHC Studbook hussain.ali@rehc.gov.bh +973 33995577 Mansoor Toorani REHC Racing Office mansoor@rehc.gov.bh +973 36363360 Mahdi Rafea REHC Racing Office racing@rehc.gov.bh +973 333331117 George Smyly Media Enquiries, JSC george@jsccomms.co.uk +44 7825 041044

Baker McVeigh Bahrain bahrain@baker-mcveigh.co.uk +973 35643528 James MacEwan LG Bloodstock (Official Shipping Agents) macewan@globalbloodstock.com +44 7502 990628 Kim Rolfe Quarantine Manager, Horse Welfare Authority Bahrain krolfe@mun.gov.bh +973 32325327 Adrian Beaumont International Racing Bureau, UK and Ireland adrian@irbracing.co.uk +44 1638 668881 +44 7808 903158 Chantal Chappuis International Racing Bureau, France chantalchappuis@orange.fr +33 (6) 07 76 32 34 David Conolly-Smith International Racing Bureau, Germany david.conolly-smith@t-online.de +49 160 96747958

Franca Vittadini International Racing Bureau, Italy f.vittadini@gmail.com +39 335 207883 Loic Guyomard Farrier REHC loic_lgb@hotmail.com +973 36096555 Arabian Horse Tack & Feed Shop, REHC Premises horse@batelco.com.bh +973 17594549 Blue Dawn Feed Shop, REHC Premises info@bluedawnvet.com +973 17612852 Al Sabooq Feed Shop +973 66359154 Wadi Al Khayl Feed Shop accounts@wadialkhayl.com +973 36685444


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Critical dates & nomination procedure Dates to note: BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

BAHRAIN TURF SERIES

STABLING NOMINATION

Entries Close Wednesday 5th October 2022

Stabling Nomination Date Friday 28th October 2022

International Supplementary Date Wednesday 26th October 2022

Proposed Shipping Date* Thursday 1st December 2022

In order to nominate a horse for The Bahrain Turf Series, please email edward@rehc.gov.bh. Prior to nomination please ensure all import requirements are met and horse vaccinations are up to date.

Proposed Shipping Date* Thursday 10th November 2022

First Series Races Entry Monday 5th December 2022

Locally Trained Horses Supplementary Date Sunday 13th November 2022

First Series Declaration Tuesday 6th December 2022

Declaration Sunday 13th November 2022

First Series Race Day Friday 9th December 2022

Post Position Draw Wednesday 16th November 2022

Final Series Race Day Friday 17th February 2023

Race Friday 18th November 2022

Proposed Shipping Date Return Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Please provide the following details: Horse name, DOB, Sex, Trainer, Owner, Current rating, Pot A or B (distance). *Please note the proposed shipping date is only a guide and may change depending on aircraft schedules and availability.

ENTRIES For international entries for the Bahrain International please enter via your International Racing Bureau representative, contacts can be found on page 36. For local entries please email racing@rehc.gov.bh

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