Bahrain International Trophy Attracts 43 Entries

My Prospero is one of two William Haggas runners entered | Scoop Dyga

A total of 43 entries have stood their ground for the £600,000 G3 Bahrain International Trophy on Friday, Nov. 18. Several nations are represented with entries: Britain (16), Ireland (6), France (5), UAE (7), Bahrain (3), Germany (3), Norway (1), Turkey (1), and Sweden (1). The race allows a maximum of 14 entries.

Shadwell's G3 Strensall S. hero Alflaila (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) has earned an automatic berth in the race for trainer Owen Burrows, and he returned to take Saturday's G3 Darley S. at Newmarket. Other entries of note include the Group 1 winners Sisfahan (Fr) (Isfahan {Ger}), who won the German Derby for Henk Grewe and GI Belmont Derby hero Bolshoi Ballet (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) is one of three for the Aidan O'Brien/Coolmore partners axis. William Haggas has a pair set to start, including G2 Prix Eugene Adam victor My Prospero (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}).

Shaikh Salman bin Rashed al Khalifa, Executive Director of the Bahrain Turf Club, said, “We are very happy with the quality of horses entered for this year's renewal of the G3 Bahrain International Trophy. Some of the best trainers from around the world have once again supported the race.

“Last year was the first time the race was run with Group 3 status, and it saw three high-class horses fight out the finish. With the race now a key date in the international racing calendar, we firmly believe that the race will continue to progress through the grades with our ultimate goal to have Bahrain host its first international Group 1 race.”

For the full list of entries, please go to the Bahrain Turf Club website.

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