Abdulla Al-Kuwari: Partnership with Qatar adds to success of world races

Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) Board Member Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Kuwari is present in this year’s renewal of the Qatar Goodwood Festival the way was in the very first edition five years ago. He spoke about the successful event. “Qatar has a clear mark in this type of racing”, he said, “especially in terms of sponsorship, promoting racing and maximising media coverage of such events. In fact, partnership with Qatar adds more success and we do have a very successful experience in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Success simply happens again in the Qatar Goodwood Festival.”

He also spoke about the Qatari representation at the races of the Festival. “Major studs including Umm Qarn, Al Shahania, Al Shaqab Racing and Qatar Racing always run their horses overseas whether or not the races are Qatar-sponsored. We hope we would see more horses run in these races by the rest of the Qatari owners, who participate in the local races at QREC every season. We do realise how tough thoroughbred races run overseas are and we look forward to Qatari horse owners and trainers being present in the coming renewals of the Festival because that will be beneficial for all and will enhance their professionalism through the direct contact and first-hand experience at such global tough contests.”