Qatar Petroleum Extends Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Sponsorship

By Community | September 26, 2012

Qatar Petroleum (QP) extended its association with the Qatar Arabian World Cup by signing the sponsorship for another year with Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Tuesday, erectile 25 September 2012.

QP’s Administration Section Acting Head, impotent Mohamed Rashid Ali Al Khater, pill and QREC Chairman, HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faleh Tl Thani, signed the sponsorship contract at the QREC headquarters. Also present on the occasion were QP’s Protocol Head Hassan Mohamed Al Ajmi, QREC General Manager Sami Jassim al Boenain, QREC Public Relations Head, Mohammed Salem Al Abdulla, and QREC Head of Media Section, Saad Mubarak Al Hajri.

This is the fifth year in a row that QP has been the major sponsor of the Qatar Arabian World Cup, which will take place during the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend at the famed Longchamp Racecourse in Paris on October 7.

Mohammed Rashid said QP, under the leadership of HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada,  the Minister of Energy and Industry, is proud to join hands with QREC for another edition of the prestigious Qatar Arabian World Cup.

“This is the fifth time that we’ve participating in the Qatar Arabian World Cup with QREC. It is a great privilege for us to be part of this prestigious event in horse racing,” said Mohammed Rashid.

“Each year, the event is getting bigger and more popular. So we’ve decided to increase our stake in this event. One of the most important factors for our association with this event is that Qatar is involved in this championship,” added the QP official.

QREC Chairman, HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faleh Al Thani said: “QREC and I thank Qatar Petroleum heartily for its continued support. Without it, we won’t have got the status that we’ve achieved today. We’re also proud to have QP with us for this important race for Qatari and international Arabian horses.”

“QREC always values and appreciates alliances like the one we have with QP. As QP has increased its sponsorship this year, we’ve raised the prize money for the race from 450,000 Euros to 700,000 Euros. I’m sure the race is going to be more thrilling than the editions of the past seasons.”

QREC General Manager, Sami Al Boenain said the Qatar Arabian World Cup 2012 would be an absolute high-voltage contest with no horse being favourite. For the last three years, Qatari horses have been dominating the event. General clinched the top honours twice and Areej emerged the winner in the 2011 edition.

“It is likely to be an exciting race with more than six horses having the potential to win the top purse. As it always happens, there are bumper entries for this event and the handicap system has been applied to have only 20 horses in the contest,” said Al Boenain.

Al Boenain also urged QP to continue its backing to the event till 2022. “I’ll request the QP authorities to extend its support to the event up to 2022, which is going to be a big year for Qatar  when it will host the FIFA World Cup. It will also be a big boost to the Qatari purebred Arabian horses in terms of development”, added QREC General Manager.