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Bahrain extends sponsorship deal with Tom Marquand

TDT | Manama                                                

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Internationally renowned Group 1 winning jockey Tom Marquand has strengthened his partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain by renewing his sponsorship contract with the Bahrain Turf Club for a further year.

Now firmly established as one of the world’s leading riders following big race successes in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia, 25-year-old Marquand is looking forward to another successful campaign wearing the Bahrain logo on his breeches.

Ed Veale, Director of Racing and International Relations at the Bahrain Turf Club, said: “Tom’s profile makes him a perfect fit for the Bahrain Turf Club, particularly on account of his growing international reputation. He is an excellent role model for the sport and someone that young people look up to and admire.

“We are excited to watch Tom in action over the summer and look forward to welcoming him to Bahrain later this year.” Marquand said: “I am delighted and grateful to extend my sponsorship with Bahrain.

Bahrain’s growth domestically and internationally over the last few years has been clear for all to see and their ambitious nature matches mine.

After finishing joint second in the Flat Jockeys Championship in 2022, my goal is to continue to improve and ride more winners around the world.”

Marquand is due to visit Bahrain to race ride in the coming season, which runs from October to March, prior to that he will be working in tandem with the Bahrain Turf Club on their social media platforms and is expected to be in action on a significant day in the Bahrain Turf Club’s calendar, namely day one of the Boodles July Festival at Newmarket, a day on which all three Group races are sponsored by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Shaikh Salman bin Rashed Al Khalifa, Bahrain Turf Club High Committee Representative, International Racing, added: “Our sponsorship on the first day of the July Festival provides a great opportunity to showcase the Kingdom of Bahrain and it is an honour to be associated with the three group races run that afternoon, the Bahrain Trophy, the July Stakes and the Princess of Wales’s Stakes. We will be working with Tom to promote the day and Bahrain’s support for British racing.”