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Rashid Equestrian Club Holds Season’s Opening Race

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02 November, 2019

In the presence of HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Deputy Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, and HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Environment and President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club held the first race for this season, 2019-2020, at its racecourse in Raffa, Sakhir.

HH Shaikh Sultanuddin bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Nader bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Nooh bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh Isa bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa and HH Shaikh Ibrahim bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa, as well as representatives of sponsors and horse-racing fans also attended the seven-round race which was held over the cups of the late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The winners were honoured, and HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa was presented with the trophy of the sixth round by HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa following the win of his horse, “Laidback Romeo”.
HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa presented the trophy of the seventh round to HH Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa.
HH Shaikh Salman bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa honoured the winner of the first round, HH Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa.
HH Shaikh Isa bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa presented the trophy of the second round to trainer James Naylor, while HH Shaikh Ibrahim bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa honoured trainer Yousif Al-Boainain, the winner of the third round.
Meanwhile, HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa and HH Shaikh Salman bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa presented the trophies of the fourth and fifth rounds to HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Adel Abdulla, respectively.
Results were as follows:

First Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year-old and upwards locally-bred horses
Prize: BD 2000
Distance: 1800 meters

1st: The Dark Knight
Owner: Victorious
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Gerald Mosse

2nd: Pink Ribbon Girl
Owner: M and E Racing
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Rosie Jessop

3rd: Aslaan
Owner: HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Hassan Al-Saffar

4th: Duwaliya
Owner: HH Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Andrew Elliot

Second Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year-old and upwards Class 1 –Grade 2 locally-bred horses
Prize: BD 2000
Distance: 1000 meters straight

1st: Saheel
Owner: HH Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Adnan Jaffar

2nd: Caped Crusader
Owner: Victorious
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Gerald Mosse

3rd: Shajer
Owner: HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Hassan Al-Saffar

4th: Riyada
Owner: HH Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Andrew Elliot

Third Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year-old and upwards Class 4 and maiden horses (WAHO)
Prize: BD 2000
Distance: 1000 meters

1st: Al-Jellaby 1683
Owner: Al Riffa
Trainer: Youssif Al-Boainain
Jockey: Abdulla Faisal

2nd: Al-Saqlawy 1757
Owner: Safra
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Rosie Jessop

3rd: Musannaan 1689
Owner: Safra
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Gerald Mosse

4th: Al-Jellaby 1656
Owner: Al Sakhir
Trainer: Jaffar Marzooq
Jockey: Ebrahim Nader

Fourth Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year-old and upwards imported horses
Prize: BD 2000
Distance: 1000m straight

1st: Tulip Fever
Owner: HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Andrew Elliot

2nd: London Look
Owner: Karrar Abdulhadi Ali Al-Baqqali
Trainer: Taleb Ali
Jockey: Ahmed Maki

3rd: Sahaafy
Owner: Jaffar Marzooq
Trainer: Jaffar Marzooq
Jockey: Abdulla Faisal

4th: Punk
Owner: Abdulla Fawzi Nass
Trainer: Hesham Al-Haddad
Jockey: Hussain Makki

Fifth Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 2-year-old and upwards imported maiden class horses
Prize: BD 2000
Distance: 1400  

1st: Lone Creek
Owner: Fateel Brothers Syndicate
Trainer: Salah Mahdi
Jockey: Marcialis Jaures

2nd: Naseeb
Owner: Al-Mohamediya Racing
Trainer: Abbas Al-Mawali
Jockey: Paddy Mathers

3rd: Moons of Saturn
Owner: Brothers Syndicate
Trainer: Taleb Ali
Jockey: Anas Al-Siyabi

4th: Lumineer
Owner: Yousif Al-Boainain
Trainer: Yousif Al-Boainain
Jockey: Abdulla Faisal

Sixth Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year and upwards Class 1 –Grade 2 imported horses
Prize: BD 5000
Distance: 1600 metres

1st: Laidback Romeo
Owner: Al-Adiyat Racing
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Gerald Mosse

2nd: Direct Message
Owner: Zuhair Naser Ali Omran
Trainer: Bader Al-Abed
Jockey: Hasan Al-Saffar

3rd: Joe’s Spirit
Owner: Al-Mohamediya Racing
Trainer: Osama Hashim
Jockey: Paddy Mathers

4th: Muwaaly
Owner: Al-Afoo Racing Stable
Trainer: Mohammed Saeed
Jockey: Lee Newman

Seventh Round- Late HH Shaikh Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Cup for 3-year and upwards locally-bred maiden class horses
Prize: BD 5000
Distance: 1600 metres

1st: Raed
Owner: HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Andrew Elliot

2nd: Shawwash
Owner: Al-Nuwayef Racing
Trainer: A. Smith
Jockey: Gerald Mosse

3rd: Nibras
Owner: HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Hassan Al-Saffar

4th: Daarej
Owner: HH Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa
Trainer: J. Naylor
Jockey: Adnan Jaffar