First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today attended the season’s fourth horse race held by the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club at its racecourse in Raffa, Sakhir.
HH Shaikh Sultan Al-Deen bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Hashim bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Nader bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Nooh bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, BOC Secretary-General Mohammed Hassan Al-Nusuf, and representatives of representatives of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), the sponsors of the race, also attended.
Nine rounds were held over the cups of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, Bapco and the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club.
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad crowned trainer Yussef Tahar, the winner of BOC Cup, lauding the outstanding organisation of the race thanks to the tremendous efforts exerted by the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club’s High Committee Chairman, HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Deputy Chairman, HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, to develop the equestrian sport in the kingdom.
HH Shaikh Khalid praised the distinguished technical level and fierce competition among horses and jockeys during the various rounds of the race, hailing the victory of horse “Beauchamp Bagenal”, from HH’s stable, the KHK Racing, which is its first in the season, extending congratulations to all winning owners, trainers and jockeys.
Bapco’s Nawaf Al-Ghanim, presented winning trainers Hashim Al-Haddad and James Naylor with the trophies of the Bapco cup for the first and second rounds, respectively.
Bapco Deputy CEO, Ibbrahim Talib, presented to trophy of the Bapco cup for the fifth round to HH Shaikh Sultan Al-Deen bin Mohammed, the trophy of Bapco cup for the sixth round to HH Shaikh Hashim bin Mohammed, the trophy of the Bapco cup for the seventh round to winner owner Maitham Hashim Al Meshqa, the trophy of the Bapco cup for the eighth round to Ishaq Murad, and the trophy of the Bapco cup for the ninth round to winning training Hesham Al-Haddad.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club, Shaikh Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, crowned trainer Hesham Al-Haddad, the winner of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club Cup.