Following the announcement of the Nov. 22 £200,000 Bahrain International Trophy, the 2000-metre contest will be the aim of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Phoenix CEO Amer Abdulaziz announced on Monday. The Bahrain native was a multiple champion owner there in the 1980s, where his family ran a stud farm breeding purebred Arabians.
“We are a global company, but Bahrain racing is very important to me,” explained Abdulaziz. “It’s my roots, where I came from, and I’ve always been involved in horses there. I grew up going to that racetrack, it has a lot of value for me, and I’m really attached to it. For us [Bahrain] to be hosting an international race like that is superb and Phoenix Thoroughbreds and myself are excited about it and determined to be part of it as well.”