Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi: HH The Amir Sword Festival massive success and leaders won titles

HE Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) Chairman was elated with the huge success of the HH The Amir Sword Festival held at QREC over three days. His words after the trophy presentation reflected such feelings of pleasure mixed with pride. “The exceptional success of the Festival was completed with the gracious presence of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani”, he said, “The top performance of horses coupled with the remarkable turnout, especially of Qatari families, added to such success as well.”

 

Umm Qarn and Al Shahania

“The races were very classy”, he added, “For the first time ever, we had a runner and connections from Japan. The two top victories were by the well-known leaders of Qatar’s equestrian sport, HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, which is, in fact, a natural outcome of the excellence of Umm Qarn and Al Shahania Stud. In addition, the large number of international runners is a clear demonstration of the ever-increasing standing of the event in line with our plans and QREC’s vision to be a leader in organising international races.”

 

Qatari jockeys

“Qatari riders’ presence was a large-scale one. We had 15 jockeys on the day and this number was like a dream for them. It is an outcome of the training camps and courses conducted for them overseas. No doubt, the success of the Festival demonstrates that QREC is on the right track and it entrusts us with more responsibilities in future.”