The Kingdom of Bahrain will extend its sponsorship of The July Festival at Newmarket beginning in 2023, The Jockey Club and The Bahrain Turf Club announced on Friday.
A sponsor of the G3 Bahrain Trophy since 1991, the Kingdom of Bahrain will also now sponsor the G2 Princess Of Wales’s S. and the G2 July S. in a new, multi-year agreement. All three stakes races take place on opening day of The July Festival, Ladies Day, on Thursday, July 13.
Speaking from The Bahrain Turf Club where The Jockey Club Bowl was run Friday afternoon, Sophie Able, Newmarket Racecourses and International Director said, “The relationship between The Jockey Club and The Kingdom of Bahrain is a long and happy one, and as horseracing there continues to go from strength to strength we are delighted that our partnership is mirroring that development.
“As our longest-standing sponsor at The July Festival, with its support of the Bahrain Trophy stretching back over 30 years, it is fantastic news that the Kingdom of Bahrain has decided to add to its sponsorship portfolio at The July Festival by backing the Princess of Wales’s S. and the July S.”
Salman bin Rashed Al Khalifa, Executive Director of The Bahrain Turf Club, said, “The Bahrain Turf Club are delighted to continue and develop our support to one of British racing’s leading meetings. We are extremely proud of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s long and respected relationship with The Jockey Club and look forward to growing this in the coming years.”