His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani awarded the winners at the conclusion of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and described Gazwan’s win of the Qatar Arabian World Cup as a great victory for Qatar. “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Shahania Stud is well-known for their impressive results and excellent racing history”, said His Highness Sheikh Abdullah,
“making this win of the prestigious title well-deserved. In the meantime, Yazeed (owned by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani) showed a dazzling standard of performance, confirming he will a good future in horseracing next season”.
“Qatar’s sponsorship of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend is very good. The progress of the event is quite obvious one year after another. The competition among farms and studs intensifies the quality of racing as well. I do not consider the fact that Umm Qarn did not the title a disappointment because there is disappointment in horseracing, but luck and conditions play a role. Tayf was a favourite, but it did not happen. At the same time, Yazeed showed a fantastic standard of performance although he has not run for 9 months. I think he will have a good future”, added His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani