|Group 3 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Sponsor||Kingdom of Bahrain|
|Distance||1m 5f (2,615 metres)|
|Track||Turf, right-hand "L"|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb|
3 lb for fillies
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
3 lb for G3 winners *
* since January 1
The Bahrain Trophy is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile and 5 furlongs (2,615 metres), and the latter part is on the July Course. It is scheduled to take place each year in early July.
The event was formerly a handicap, and it used to be sponsored by H & K Commissions. For a period it was contested over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 175 yards. It became a Listed conditions race in 1990, and it was given its present title in 1991. Its distance was cut to 1 mile and 5 furlongs in 2006.
The Bahrain Trophy was promoted to its current status, Group 3, in 2009. It is now held on the second day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival meeting.
Leading jockey since 1988 (6 wins):
- Frankie Dettori – Podrida (1989), Spring to Action (1993), Grey Shot (1995), Three Cheers (1997), Kite Wood (2009), Corsica (2010)
Leading trainer since 1988 (4 wins):
- Henry Cecil – River God (1990), Jendali (1991), Red Route (1994), Tranquil Tiger (2007)
Winners since 1988
|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 ||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|
1 Royal Line finished first in 1999, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.
- bhb.co.uk – Newmarket's Bahrain Trophy upgraded to Group 3 status.
- galopp-sieger.de – Bahrain Trophy.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Bahrain Trophy (2009).
- sportinglife.com – Boost for Bahrain Trophy.