Bahrain Trophy

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Bahrain Trophy
Group 3 race
LocationJuly Course
Newmarket, England
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorKingdom of Bahrain
WebsiteNewmarket
Race information
Distance1m 5f (2,615 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-hand "L"
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Penalties
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
3 lb for G3 winners *
* after 2017
Purse£150,000 (2018)
1st: £85,065
Bahrain Trophy
2018
Royal blue, emerald green hoop, red cap Royal blue Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
Wells Farhh Go Loxley Giuseppe Garibaldi

The Bahrain Trophy is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run on the July Course at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 5 furlongs (2,615 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

History[edit]

The event was formerly known as the H & K Commissions Handicap contested over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 175 yards. It became a Listed race in 1990.

The current name was adopted in 1991, having previously been used for a three year old fillies' handicap over 7 furlongs on the same card.

The race was cut to 1 mile and 5 furlongs in 2006. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2009.[1]

It is now held on the opening day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting, and is often used as a stepping-stone towards the St Leger.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey since 1986 (7 wins):

  • Frankie DettoriPodrida (1989), Spring to Action (1993), Grey Shot (1995), Three Cheers (1997), Kite Wood (2009), Corsica (2010), Mr Singh (2015)

Leading trainer since 1986 (5 wins):

  • John Gosden - Three Cheers (1997), Masked Marvel (2011), Shantaram (2012), Feel like Dancing (2013), Mr Singh (2015)

Winners since 1986[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1986 Zaubarr Steve Dawson Barry Hills
1987 Cockatoo Island Gary Carter Gavin Pritchard-Gordon
1988 Cold Marble John Reid William Haggas 3:14.03
1989 Podrida Frankie Dettori William Jarvis 3:13.42
1990 River God Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:09.76
1991 Jendali Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:10.58
1992 Rain Rider Willie Carson John Dunlop 3:12.72
1993 Spring to Action Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 3:06.07
1994 Red Route Willie Ryan Henry Cecil 3:12.79
1995 Grey Shot Frankie Dettori Ian Balding 3:08.23
1996 Persian Punch Richard Quinn David Elsworth 3:06.32
1997 Three Cheers Frankie Dettori John Gosden 3:06.68
1998 Kahtan Richard Hills John Dunlop 3:06.92
1999 Moon Dragon [a] Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien 3:05.62
2000 Cephalonia Pat Eddery John Dunlop 3:11.04
2001 Arrive Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 3:04.27
2002 Spanish John Kieren Fallon Paul Cole 3:11.10
2003 Gold Medallist Kevin Darley David Elsworth 3:10.02
2004 Anousa Kieren Fallon Paul Howling 3:17.83
2005 Mr Vegas Alan Munro Peter Chapple-Hyam 3:19.23
2006 Youmzain Tony Culhane Mick Channon 2:43.85
2007 Tranquil Tiger Richard Hughes Henry Cecil 2:42.11
2008 Donegal William Buick Andrew Balding 2:44.83
2009 Kite Wood Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:42.01
2010 Corsica Frankie Dettori Mark Johnston 2:43.51
2011 Masked Marvel Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 2:49.74
2012 Shantaram William Buick John Gosden 2:53.07
2013 Feel like Dancing William Buick John Gosden 2:45.35
2014 Hartnell Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 2:46.29
2015 Mr Singh Frankie Dettori John Gosden 2:42.99
2016 Housesofparliament Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 2:44.39
2017 Raheen House Jamie Spencer Brian Meehan 2:44.74
2018 Wells Farhh Go David Allan Tim Easterby 2:44.78

a Royal Line finished first in 1999, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boost for Bahrain Trophy". sportinglife.com. 21 January 2009. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.