HE Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, QREC Chairman, stated that the presence of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in the finale of the three-day HH The Amir Sword Festival, held under His Highness’s patronage, is the greatest support to QREC and horseracing in Qatar.
“Every year, QREC seeks to enhance the events associated with Festival and to bring more joy to racegoers”, Al Mohannadi said, “The turnout was huge given the value of the event. We are pleased with the number of international runners, which amounted to 36 runners this year, and we look forward to a larger number in future.
“The main achievement was the history made by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani when Ebraz won the Triple Crown having landed the HH The Amir Sword. This success is certainly an outcome of well-planned hard work. You cannot win three races of this calibre by mere luck or chance. It is a demonstration of the progress of horseracing in Qatar.
“The races of the Festival saw thrilling tough contests with top-class runners at Al Rayyan Park after the new extension, which has been part of the new projects, which QREC seeks to activate every year as part of the plan to develop facilities, racecourse and infrastructure.
I’d like to thank the sponsors who have been key to the success of the Festival with their continued support”, concluded Al Mohannadi.