His Excellency QREC Chairman Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi said “We are happy with the tremendous success of this year’s edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend with such huge turnout. In fact, France Galop officials told us that the turnout was higher than in the previous editions. We would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani for their presence at the races, kind attention to all details to ensure the success of Qatar’s sponsorship of the event and the great support we receive in order to maintain and enhance the bright image of Qatar’s horseracing and equestrian sport.
“I would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani for winning the Qatar Arabian World Cup for the fifth time in France. We are very proud with the victories realised by Qatar’s horses over the three days both at ParisLongchamp and Saint-Cloud. They underline the successful outcome of our commitment to Arabian horses, which is in line with QREC’s vision of promoting Qatar as a world leader in the pure Arabian breed. On the other hand, the presence of the His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani-owned and bred FRENCH KING in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, is very special. The mere presence in the world’s best horse race is a milestone and we look forward to maintaining success for Qatar. I hope Qatari institutions and organisations will join us on a larger scale in this event and sponsorship, especially in the Qatar Arabian World Cup.”