Godolphin Runner Scores in His Majesty The King's Cup in Bahrain

Godolphin's Passion And Glory (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) returned to Bahrain after finishing second in the G3 Bahrain International Trophy on Nov. 18 to win the Listed His Majesty The King's Cup at the Bahrain Equestrian Club on Friday. The 7-year-old gelding is trained by Saeed bin Suroor and was ridden by Daniel Tudhope. Passion And Glory got the better of the Appleby-trained First Ruler (GB) (Dubawi [Ire]) to give Godolphin a one-two finish. Bin Suroor said, "It was a great result to see Passion And Glory win here. He...

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Bahraini Listed Races Attract Godolphin Participation

A trio of runners bearing the Godolphin royal blue will contest the Listed His Majesty The King's Cup Sponsored By Bapco and the Listed Al Methaq Mile in Bahrain on Friday. G3 Glorious S. winner and Group 1-placed Passion And Glory (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), representing Saeed bin Suroor, and First Ruler (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) from the Charlie Appleby yard both line up in the King's Cup. Appleby also saddles listed winner and multiple group-placed Modern News (GB) (Shamardal) in the Al Methaq Mile. Appleby said, "First Ruler has got...

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Third International Winner As Bahrain Turf Series Concludes

Devaste (GB) (Buratino {Ire}) and Goemon (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) won the six-furlong £60,000 Al Sakhir Cup and the 2000-metre £60,000 Vision 2030 Cup, respectively, as the 2023 Bahrain Turf Series concluded on Friday. At the conclusion of the 10-race series, a total of £182,400 (30.4%) of the £600,000 prize-money available had been won by international horses. The three international winners throughout the span of the series were Lucander (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), who struck on the undercard on Friday for George Baker; Nomadic Empire (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) for David O'Meara;...

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Crown Prince's Cup Highlight Of Bahrain's Friday Card

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince's Cup Sponsored By Howden, as well as the penultimate races in the Bahrain Turf Series feature in Bahrain's Friday racing. The 2000-metre listed race has attracted 15 horses, led by  Godolphin runner Warren Point (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who won at Kempton in October for trainer Charlie Appleby. George Baker sends Lucander (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), who won one of the earlier Bahrain Turf Series races, while Roger Fell trainee and Group 3 winner Marie's Diamond (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) completes the internationals. Both The Anchorman Cup...

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Bahrain Turf Series Double For Callan, Al Haddad and Al Mohemediya

The Covex Kid (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Mobaadel (Speightstown) gave jockey Neil Callan, trainer Hesham Al Haddad and Al Mohemediya Racing a double as the Bahrain Turf Series continued on Friday. The Al Adiyat Cup, an 1800-metre conditions race and local Bahraini Group 2, went to The Covex Kid, who was winning his second race of the Bahrain Turf Series after taking the Al Dana Cup last out. It was also a trifecta for Al Haddad, who also trains the runner-up Tawaareq (Ire) (Shamardal) and the third home, Zagato (GB)...

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Bahrain International Trophy To Be Shown Live In 165 Countries

The £600,000 G3 Bahrain International Trophy will be shown live in 165 countries worldwide. Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and HBA Media (HBA), working with the Bahrain Turf Club, will showcase the event across 20 networks. Featuring 10 runners, the race will begin at 4:05 p.m. local time (1:05 p.m. GMT). Among the broadcasters are: Fox Sports in the US, ESPN / Star+ in Latin America and Caribbean, SuperSport in Africa and NENT in Europe. The full list includes: North and South America, plus the Caribbean: Fox Sports, TVG (US); ESPN...

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Whirlwind Year for Davies Ends with Winter in Bahrain

SAKHIR, Bahrain--It has been a big year for Harry Davies. Having made his first appearance under rules aboard Battered (GB) for Hugo Palmer at Southwell on January 11, Britain's fastest-rising apprentice is currently engaged in his first overseas riding job at the Bahrain Turf Club, where he is working for leading trainer Allan Smith.  In the weighing-room, Davies is as fresh-faced as they come, but then that's no surprise as he is still only 17. In conversation, however, he has the maturity and quiet confidence of someone twice his age....

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Alflaila Ruled Out of Bahrain Trophy

Shadwell's Alflaila (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) will be forced to miss Friday's G3 Bahrain International Trophy after picking up an injury after routine track work Monday. "Alflaila was having a routine canter at the racetrack at Bahrain this morning. My head lad John Lake was riding him and he was happy with him and how he moved," explained trainer Owen Burrows, who was due to have his first runner in Bahrain. "On the walk home, he felt he was a little bit short so got off him. He had an...

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A Dozen Declared For Bahrain International Trophy

A field of 12 was declared Sunday for the fourth running of the £600,000 G3 Bahrain International Trophy to be run over the 2000 metres Friday, Nov. 19, at the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club. Magny Cours (Medaglia d'Oro) was beaten less than one length into third behind the since-retired Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) in last year's main event, and the US-bred galloper could be one of as many of four entrants this time around. The seven-year-old was victorious in the G3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud in 2021, but was...

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Bahrain Turf Club Announce Prize-Money Increase

The Bahrain Turf Club has announced an increase in purse money to the tune of 20% for the 2022 Bahrain International Trophy and the Bahrain Turf Series. That means that the total prize fund for the G3 Bahrain International Trophy will rise to £600,000 for 2022. Along with that, the 10 Bahrain Turf Series races will be run for £60,000 apiece. First run in 2019 as a conditions race, the Bahrain International Trophy was upgraded to Group 3 status last year, with Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) edging out Barney Roy...

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Dubawi's Eldar Eldarov Edges The Queen's Vase

Wednesday's G2 Queen's Vase was staged over 14 furlongs, but it took a pixel study for the judge to call it as TDN Rising Star Eldar Eldarov (GB) inched out Zechariah (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) to continue the fine week for Dubawi (Ire). KHK Racing's unbeaten colt had launched his season with a win over 10 furlongs on Newcastle's Tapeta May 24, but Roger Varian had plumped for this staying test of all the options here and ultimately was fully justified as the £480,000 Arqana Breeze Up graduate needed every yard...

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Bell and Moore Join Forces With Ace Rothstein in Bahrain

Ace Rothstein (More Than Ready) is one of 12 horses signed on in Friday's Listed HRH The Crown Prince's Cup, sponsored by Howden. The Michael Bell runner has won three times, including over the Sakhir turf course in a 1800-metre local Group 2, the Al Adiyat Racing Cup, on Jan. 7. With that effort, he defeated the reopposing duo of Medal Winner (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) and Macaque (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}). Ridden by Charlie Bishop in that effort, Bell has engaged the services of 2021 Longines World's Best...

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