Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

Sunday’s Paris Qatar Arabian World Cup Pits Tayf, Ebraz and Rising Star Messi

29 September 2021, Paris, France ~ Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Qatar Racing & Racing Club (QREC)-sponsored 2021 edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is a historic one as it marks the 100th running of the world’s greatest horse race! This is an exceptional moment…

World’s Top Racing Arabians for Qatar International Stakes Gr 1 Early Entries

28 July Qatar Goodwood Festival5 July 2021, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation will welcome the world’s best Arabians among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), following the first entry stage which closed today, 5 July. The £400,000 mile contest is the most valuable race in UK Arabian racing and the…

Tayf Wins the ParisLongchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup Gr1

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3 October 2020, Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1PA) ~ 2000m ParisLongchamp, France 1. TAYF (FR) 2. Messi (BE) 3. Ebraz (GB) Dist: hd, 2 Time: 2.21.98

City of Light Prepared for Annual Prix de L’Arc and Qatar Arabian World Cup

Ebraz Wins the QAWC 2019

Exciting contenders in Qatar Arabian World Cup with EBRAZ seeking a repeat30 September 2020, Paris, France ~ Following the Qatar Goodwood Festival in late July and early August this year, and the Arc Trials and the Arc Trials at ParisLongchamp two weeks ago, the time has come for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe…

French Government Reduces Attendance to Events Including Racing

Impact on Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe attendance24 September 2020, Pars, France ~ On 23 September, the French Government released a map that shows the different zones of the epidemic and announced that Paris and its immediate suburbs had been placed in the Reinforced Alert Zone (ZAR).According to Government announcements on Wednesday 23 September,…

Top Rivals Ebraz and Tayf Oppose in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2020, UK ~ For a fourth consecutive year, two of the world’s leading Arabian racehorses, Ebraz and Tayf, will go head to head in the Qatar International Stakes. They complete a field of nine declared runners for the £200,000 Group 1PA contest, to be run over a mile on 1 August, the final…

QREC Confirms Qatar International Stakes at Qatar Good Festival 2020

Sir Bani Yas wins Group 1 Qatar Intl Stakes at Goodwood 2015

Prize fund of £200,000 down to sixth place24 June 2020, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have confirmed that the Qatar International Stakes will go ahead as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2020 on the rescheduled date of Saturday, 1 August. Held over a mile on the historic Sussex Downs, the Group 1…

EBRAZ wins HH Amirs Sword, Records QREC Triple Crown With $1 Million Bonus

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22 February 2020, Doha, Qatar ~ HH The Amir Sword Festival 2020, the 32nd race meeting of the year at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) at Al Rayyan is the most highly anticipated weekend of Doha’s race year. Saturday, 22 February’s eight races were topped with the $1M HH The Amir Sword, the…

Van Den Bos-trained Akoya Wins Doha Cup Gr 1 at Deauville

10 August 2019, Deauville, France ~ Akoya guided by Théo Bachelot accelerated into a new gear to decisively win the QREC-sponsored Doha Cup (Gr1 PA) on Saturday 10 August 2019, at the beautiful Deauville track at the northern edge of France. Doha Cup (Gr1 PA) Owned by Landgoed Waterland and trained by the Dutch trainer…

Qatar Goodwood Festival Will Challenge Top Runners

Five Group 1 Winners to duel at Goodwood 29 July 2019, Goodwood, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is looking at an exciting field of eight runners that have been declared for the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), to be run as part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on 31 July 2019. They lineup includes five…

Muraaqib Proves the Best Arabian of the Day at Qatar Goodwood Festival

Muraaqib over Lightning Bolt in the stretch

Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) at the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 1 August 2018, Goodwood Racecourse ~ French trainer Francois Rohaut hailed Muraaqib (Munjiz) as the best Arabian miler in the world after his stable star completed a magnificent seven Group 1 PA wins by storming to victory in the Qatar International Stakes at the…

Royal Cavalry of Oman Honored with ARO Award

Hatta Presentation 2017

Arabian Racing Organization Awards Royal Cavalry of Oman for Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing 4 December 2017 ~ The Horserace Writers and Photographer’s Association (HWPA) Annual Derby Awards Luncheon on 4 December 2017, honoured the Royal Cavalry of Oman for their support and long-term commitment to Arabian racing with the Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing…

Qatar Arabian World Cup Entries

Al Mourtajez

1 October 2017, Chantilly Race Course, France ~ Already race day in France and the €One Million Qatar Arabian World Cup is scheduled for 15:20, right before the €5 Million Prix De l’Arc De Triomphe for Thoroughbreds. Qatar Arabian World Cup Groupe 1 PA, 2,000 Metres running clock-wise (right). 4 years and up Horse, Age, (Sire),…

Draw ceremony for Qatar’s HH The Emir’s Sword (Gr1 PA)

23 February, 2016, Doha, Qatar ~ The draw ceremony for the two big races of HH The Emir’s Sword Festival, HH The Emir’s Sword (GR1PA) and The Thoroughbred version, HH The Emir’s Trophy, was held on Wednesday, 22 February, at Doha’s St. Regis Hotel. With owners, trainers and other connections present, the ceremony was hosted…

Gazwan Remains Unbeaten in Qatar

2 February 2017, Doha, Qatar ~ On 2 February at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Center, Julian Smart’s Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) stayed unbeaten in Qatar this season with a comfortable win in the 2000m run and in the process fired a warning shot to his rivals three weeks before HH The Emir’s…

USA Breeders’ Cup and QREC Announce Partnership

Prestigious Thoroughbred Horse racing Leaders to Expand International Presence with Presenting Sponsor Titles at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and The H.H Emir’s Sword Festival 25 January 2017, LONDON ~ Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, and Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, announced a new partnership. The first of…

Action in Qatar International Derby

29 December 2016, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Qatar Derby ~ Umm Qarn’s Tayf (Amer x Djelmila) had built his momentum with some credible performances in Europe and then landed a mile-long run last month on his return to Qatar. In the 2000m Qatar Derby (Gr2PA – 4 yo) Tayf pulled off a close victory…

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid al Maktoum Honored for Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award

Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award 5 December 2016, UK ~ HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been honored for his support and long term commitment to Arabian racing with the Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award at the Horserace Writers and Photographer’s Association Annual Derby Awards Luncheon. The event took place at…

AL Mourtajez Wins With Authority in Qatar International Stakes

30 July 2016, Goodwood, UK ~ Al Shaqab’s Al Mourtajez stamped his authority as the World’s Top Arabian with an imperious performance in the Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 PA) at Goodwood in the UK,on 30 July. Demolishing a high quality field under jockey Julien Augé, the 6-year-old outdistanced his competitors to win by eight…

Gazwan takes the Emir’s Sword Group 1 PA in Qatar

27 February 2016, Doha, Qatar ~ The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani-owned Gazwan  won the Emir’s Sword, at $1M it is the richest Arabian race run in Qatar. Scoring his second victory in as many starts at the Saturday 27 February race, Gazwan (Amer x Arc De Ciel) was guided by top jockey Richard Mullen and…

Qatar International Group 1 Stakes Entries Exceed Expectations

21 May 2015, UK ~ A total of 60 nominations have been received for the £400,000 Group 1 Qatar International Stakes for Purebred Arabians, (formally listed as the Harwood International) the first leg of the inaugural Doha Triple Crown, which will be run on the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Saturday, 1…

Jockey Bentley records 100th win for the season

23 April 2015, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha ~ Making his 100th win for the season, jockey Harry Bentley took Roman Legend home to win the Al Gharafa Cup at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Thursday, 23 April. In one of the two Arabian races for the evening, the Hassan Ali Hassan…

Changes to Arabian Racing Organization Race Sponsorships

Arabian Racing Organization has change in sponsor plans12 April, 2015, UK ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has recently undergone a change in senior personnel. Unfortunately the new management has decided to discontinue a proportion of their overseas sponsorship commitments. Regretfully, this includes all UK sponsorship, with the exception of the Group 1 at Goodwood…

Qassy Edges Shaklan in Rodat Al Maida Cup thriller

1 April 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Qassy (Mared Al Sahra x The Write Stuff) posted a thrilling victory over Shaklan in the Rodat Al Maida Cup, a Pure Arabian Conditions race run over 1800m, which featured the eight-event card at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on 1 April.…

Al Atique wins Yousef Al Romaihi Cup

26 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Atique (Amer x Somra) posted a pillar to post victory in the Yousef Al Romaihi Cup, a Pure Arabian contest for four years old and older, run over 2400 metres, which featured the eight-event card at the Racing and Equestrian Club Thursday March…

Raedah Wins QREC Brouq Cup in Doha

18 March 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ Umm Qarn’s Raedah (Djebbel x Daniah) proved herself the best of the opposition taking the Brouq Cup, a Local-Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race for Fillies and Mares, the highlight of the races on the sand track of the Racing and Equestrian Club on Wednesday, 18 March. The Alban De Mieulle schooled…

Ghizwan Triumphs in Fast Field in Doha

11 March 2015, Doha ~ HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Ghizwan (Amer x Margouia) was trapped on the rail for much of the ride but jockey Richard Mullen urged him through the crowd and he managed a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong, overhauling the front runners to win the Doha Cup.…

1Million Dollars Bonus for Qatar Arabian Triple Crown

The Triple Crown will include the July Goodwood Arabian race, the Qatar Arabian World Cup in Paris, and the H.H Emir’s Sword Gr 1 at the Qatar International Equestrian Festival 201627 February 2015, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club ~ The recent signing of the 10-year partnership between Goodwood Racecourse and Qatar Equestrian Federation brings a…

Double Delight in Doha for H.E Sheikh Joaan

26 February 2015, Al Rayyan, Doha, Qatar ~ Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani watched his new Arabian racing star Al aand Qatar’s champion thoroughbred Dubday as they brought the large crowd to their feet by winning the season’s two richest races, the HH the Emir’s Sword and the HH the Emir’s Trophy, both with Group 1 status…

Injaaz Stud clinches Gulf Cup in Qatar

24 February 2015, Doha ~ On 24 February during the eight-day HH the Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival, Qatar’s biggest international Arabian fixture of the season saw Al Mujahaz (Hafid Du Bac x Kerjam) with Harry Bentley guiding, take the win in the QR 500,000 Gulf Cup for GC-bred Arabians for top Qatar trainer Jassim…

Racing Takes Centre Stage at Qatar International Equestrian Festival

23 February 2015 ~ The focus turns to horse racing on Tuesday, 24 February at H.H The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival when Qatar’s most prestigious race meeting gets underway following five days of major international horse shows staged under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani Emir of the State…

Championship Awards for Qatar International Arabian Horse Show

22 February 2015, Doha ~ The 24TH Qatar International Arabian Horse Show, opening the HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival at the Qatar Equestrian Federation on Saturday, 21 February, awarded top prizes for Championship classes. Gold Champion Yearling Colt- Qatar’s Al Nasser Stud-bred Ammar Al Nasser (EKS Alihandro x Remal Al Nasser) Gold Senior Mare( 11+) –…

HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival Begins in Doha

19 February 2015, Qatar ~ The highly anticipated HH The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival, held under the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, began on February 19 and will run until 26 February at Doha’s Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). The spotlight will shine on Qatar’s finest Pure Arabians and…