The President of the Qatar and the Asian Equestrian Federations and QREC Vice Chairman Hamad bin Abdulrahman Al Attiyah said “We congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani for winning the Qatar Arabian World Cup for the fifth time in this magnificent Qatar-sponsored event. I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani for their presence and supporting us in the prestigious event, especially as they have always added to horse racing both in Qatar and overseas.
“We normally assess each edition of this annual event as we are keen to invest this sponsorship in the most optimum manner, particularly since it has been leading to realising the planned objectives one year after another. I believe that over the years and given the extra high quality of runners, the event has seen overwhelming success. It is a demonstration that the sponsorship of this event in Paris has been a perfect idea and has brought about numerous gains for Qatar’s horse racing and equestrian sport.
“The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend is very special. The presence of Qatari-owned runners in several races is, in itself, a significant gain apart from the results. Being present in such an iconic event really counts as it reflects the progress of Qatar’s horse racing and the efforts to maintain and enhance its global standing.”