HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa's Race One of the Best, General Manager of Qatar Equestrian Says
12 Jan 2017
General Manager of the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club (QREC) Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi said today that HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani's Cup is one of the most important races in terms of the quality of horses competing.
Speaking exclusively to Qatar News Agency (QNA), the general manager said that the race named after HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani, which will take place tomorrow, sees strong participation from Qatari horse owners. He highlighted the participation of last year's champion Taraf, the horse belonging to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani, saying it remains the favorite to keep the title. He maintained however that there will be strong competition from horses Murabetoon and Majeed, belonging to Khalifa Shuail Al Kuwari and Umm Al Qarn.
l Kaabi added that tomorrow's race is considered the perfect preparation for HH the Emir's Sword racing festival. He noted that tomorrow's race will have many prizes for the fans who will attend. There are also areas designated for families and children. The prize money for the race, which will see 11 horses compete, is QR500,000.