Bahrain International Trophy to be shown by record number of broadcasters
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The $1 million Bahrain International Trophy tomorrow will be broadcast by 22 broadcasters – a record total for the event – as befitting one of the showpiece races in the region.
Fourteen horses are set to go to post in what is the strongest renewal yet in the race’s fiveyear history with five countries represented, and six of the intended runners already winners of either Group 1 or Group 2 races.
The field, headed by threetime Group 1 winner, Nation’s Pride, will be competing for a greatly-enhanced US$1m prize fund.
The race has attracted overseas trained horses from France, Great Britain, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, as well as two locally trained runners.
The race is due off at 3:05 pm local time. Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and HBA Media (HBA), two of the world’s leading horseracing media rights companies, working with the Bahrain Turf Club, are distributing the TV coverage.
Some of the world’s leading sports broadcasters are taking live coverage include Fox Sports in the US and ESPN / Star+ in Latin America and Caribbean.
For the first time, live coverage will be shown in India and Indonesia via Fancode and Transvision.
Yusuf Buheji, CEO of the Bahrain Turf Club, said: “The Bahrain International Trophy will once again receive significant exposure from broadcasters all around the world, including live coverage in India and Indonesia for the first time.
We look forward to welcoming all the broadcasters and their audiences, both new and old, to what should be a fantastic day.”
RMG will also work with Timeline TV in co-producing the live one-hour world feed programme (2.30pm to 3.30pm local), which will air in 112 countries.