HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman attends Bahrain Trophy Race at Newmarket Festival
12 July 2019

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman attends Bahrain Trophy Race at Newmarket Festival

London, July 11 (BNA): His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Vice Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, today attended the 28th edition of the Bahrain Trophy race held as part of the Newmarket Racing Festival in the United Kingdom. During the festival, HH Shaikh Isa highlighted HM the King’s commitment to supporting and preserving the Kingdom’s equestrian heritage. HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman expressed gratitude to HM the King for the continued support provided in ensuring the success of the annual Bahrain Trophy race at the Newmarket Racing Festival. HH Shaikh Isa noted that the success of the annual race embodies the strength of historic relations between Bahrain and the United Kingdom, which are underpinned by continued cooperation across various fields. HH Shaikh Isa highlighted that the Bahrain Trophy race, a 2600-meter Group 3 flat horse race, is one of the most prominent races in the Newmarket calendar. HH Shaikh Isa then presented the award to the winner of the Bahrain Trophy, Spanish Mission, ridden by Jockey Jamie Spencer, and trained by David Simcock. The Bahrain Trophy race witnessed high competition, as the winning stud Spanish Mission surpassed Nayef Road, ridden by jockey Sylvester De Sousa, and owned by Emarati Mohammed Belobaida. HH Shaikh Isa praised the high-level of competitiveness that took place during the Bahrain Cup, noting the wide attendance of visitors and fans, which has added to the success of the festival each year. HH Shaikh Isa further noted the ongoing collaboration between the Supreme Committee of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club, chaired by HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the famous Newmarket Racecourses, which has contributed to the organization of the Bahrain Trophy race, sponsored by the Kingdom of Bahrain, since 1978. HH Shaikh Isa was accompanied by HH Shaikh Sultan Al Din bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa.