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Bahrain Trophy

Group 3 race
Bahrain Trophy
Location July Course
Newmarket, England
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Kingdom of Bahrain
Website Newmarket
Race information
Distance 1m 5f (2,615 metres)
Track Turf, right-hand "L"
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 9 st 0 lb
3 lb for fillies
5 lb for G1 / G2 winners *
3 lb for G3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse £65,000 (2009)
1st: £36,900

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

Leading trainer since 1988 (4 wins):

  • Henry CecilRiver 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 [1] 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.ukNewmarket's Bahrain Trophy upgraded to Group 3 status.
  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Bahrain Trophy (2009).

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