BAHRAIN TURF SERIES CLEAN SWEEP FOR TATTERSALLS GRADUATES
Thoroughbreds sourced at Tattersalls dominated the international fields throughout the Bahrain Turf Series, with a total of nine different graduates of the Newmarket sales ring winning the Turf Series’ 10 races.
Special plaudits go to THE COVEX KID, a two-time winner for local trainer Hesham Al Haddad and owner His Highness Shaikh Sultan Aldeen Al-Khalifa, who purchased the horse for 160,000 guineas from the Tattersalls August Horses In Training Sale last year.
Reflecting on the 2022/23 Bahrain Turf Series, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of The Bahrain Turf Club said:
“We have welcomed more connections from around the world to The Kingdom of Bahrain this season, with 20 international horses competing in the second year of the Bahrain Turf Series. We have seen some very competitive racing throughout the Turf Series and it’s been brilliant to see leading international trainers Charlie Appleby, David O’Meara and George Baker enjoy success in the Kingdom.
“We are looking forward to evolving the Turf Series further and welcoming International connections back in Bahrain next season.”
In total, internationally trained horses are taking home £182,400 from the 10 Bahrain Turf Series races, which equates to 30.4% of the prize money available. The three international winners were LUCANDER (George Baker), NOMADIC EMPIRE (David O’Meara) and KING OF CONQUEST (Charlie Appleby).
LIST OF TATTERSALLS GRADUATES TO WIN THE 2022/23 BAHRAIN TURF SERIES RACES
- LUCANDER - Al Muharraq Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 for 28,000 guineas.
- NOMADIC EMPIRE - Al Manama Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale for 75,000 guineas.
- DARK SHADOW - Al Riffa Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale for 55,000 guineas.
- THE COVEX KID - Al Dana Cup and the Al Adiyat Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls August Horses In Training Sale for 160,000 guineas.
- MOBAADEL - Al Wasmiya Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls August Horses In Training Sale for 50,000 guineas.
- KING OF CONQUEST (GB) - Anchorman Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 for 900,000 guineas.
- DEEP INTRIGUE (GB) - Hanwar Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls August Horses In Training Sale for 75,000 guineas.
- GOEMON (GB) - Vision 2030 Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 for 125,000 guineas.
- DEVASTE (GB) - Al Sakhir Cup. Purchased at Tattersalls July Sale for 72,000 guineas.