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HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman reviews REHC’s readiness ahead of horseracing season

TDT | Manama

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His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, yesterday chaired a meeting of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club (REHC) High Committee, at the club’s headquarters in Al-Raffa, Sakhir. With the approach of this year’s horseracing season, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman noted the importance of the Club’s readiness, directing those concerned to take all the necessary precautions to ensure the success of the season as planned.

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman highlighted that the Kingdom of Bahrain has positioned itself as a global destination for horse racing, thanks to the continued support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman noted that HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister’s support has laid a solid foundation for the Kingdom’s horse racing sector and provides a strong motivation towards achieving its goals by implementing the strategies pursued by the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club.

His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman stated that the development of the horse racing sector is one of the main objectives of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, adding that the committee welcomes the increasing competitiveness and remarkable development of the horse racing sport in the region.

His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman expressed his pride in the role played by the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club in supporting national COVID-19 mitigation efforts, led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, through coordination with the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to launch the additional drive-through testing centre at the club.

The drive-through centre has contributed to raising the capacity of PCR laboratory testing, reducing waiting time.

In this regard, His Highness praised the efforts of frontline health workers and supporting staff in safeguarding public health.

During the meeting, the High Committee reviewed a number of achievements made over the past period:

 - Upgrading the classification of the Kingdom of Bahrain by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) in the approved world classification from Part III to Part II.

- The Bahrain International Trophy advanced to the Group 3 classification in the world horse racing classification.

- The HM the King’s Cup, the Crown Prince Cup and the Al Methaq Cup advanced to international Listed status.