The 2023 QAWC will be held on 1 October at ParisLongchamp race course. The last race on the 9 race card, right after the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, the Arabian Gr 1, worth $1,000,000 has 13 entries for the 2000m race which is open to Arabians 4 years and up.
This year’s competitors include Al Ghadeer, with 3 wins in Gr races in 2023, and an unbeaten record in his last 6 Gr races in 2022 and 2023, the most recent win being at Goodwood in August of 1600m. Abbes (T M Fred Texas) will be one to watch with 4 wins in 5 Gr races for 2023 including a win at Deauville in August. First Class (Dahess), the US-bred and owned that took 5th place last year in this race (2022), is back in good form for another go. Ocean Al Maury (Al Mourtajez) has had a stellar season in Poland with 3 wins out of 5 races of 2,000m +. The female competitors are not to be overlooked with Ghadah (Azadi), winner of 3 of her last 4 races, Mezown (Al Mamun Monlau), Nour Al Maury (Azadi), and Al Doha (Al Mourtajez), all with Gr win credits. Also in are Rajeh (Jaafer ASF), Hadi De Carrere (Nieshan), Moshrif (Dahess), and Ch’ezza (AF Albahar).