Manama: Some of Europe's top racehorses stretched their legs for the first time on Bahrain soil this morning after flying into the kingdom and stepping out of quarantine.
International Racing Bureau director Adrian Beaumont watched them train at the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club in Sakhir and spoke exclusively to GDNonline as preparations gallop ahead to host the island’s first international horse race.
Fourteen runners, featuring many star jockeys, will be competing to pick up the prestigious Bahrain International Trophy on Friday afternoon and Beaumont said: “If you want to see the best of horse racing, anywhere in the world this weekend, you need to be at Bahrain’s race course. You’re going to see top trainers, top jockeys and really, really good horses.”
“I think he’s going to give it a really good ride. I think he’s got a big chance.”