04 February 2015, Doha ~ Continuing its long-standing support of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), ExxonMobil Qatar is once again the exclusive sponsor of the 2015 Qatar Gold Sword Race, taking place on February 5, 2015. This prominent event will see the best local bred Pure Arabians race against one another for top honors and a chance at QR 1.5 million in prize money.
This event is the precursor to the blue ribbon event of the season, late February’s HH The Emir’s Sword. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani owned Assy (Amer x Margouia) was the winner of the ExxonMobil Qatar-sponsored Qatar Gold Sword in 2014. Assy then went on to create history by winning the HH The Emir’s Sword and becoming the first local bred pure Arabian to complete a glorious double by winning the two coveted events of the season.
The press conference highlighting ExxonMobil’s extended sponsorship of Qatar Gold Sword Race was attended by QREC Chairman HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faleh Al Thani, President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Mr. Alistair Routledge and QREC General Manager Mr. Sami Jassim Al Boenain.
ExxonMobil Qatar’s ongoing sponsorship of the pivotal race speaks volumes to its commitment to this historically significant element of Qatari heritage, while also emphasizing the important role horse racing and equestrian events continue to play today in Qatar.
ExxonMobil Qatar and the Racing and Equestrian Club share a long-term relationship, which is based on mutual respect and understanding, and we are proud to continue our support for the Club and the Qatar Gold Sword Race this year.
Under the leadership of Sheikh Mohamed bin Faleh, and thanks to the efforts of Mr. Sami Al Bouainain and the entire management of the Racing and Equestrian Club, the Qatar Gold Sword Race has undoubtedly become one of the most anticipated and prestigious events in Qatar’s sports calendar.
HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Faleh Al Thani expressed his appreciation to ExxonMobil Qatar. “ExxonMobil Qatar and QREC share a long and fruitful partnership”, he said.