The Arabian Racing Organisation is delighted to announce that the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), the UK’s most valuable race for Arabians will be run this year on Wednesday 27th July. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is also the most valuable race over that distance for Arabians in Europe and is part of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The race has seen many of the highest rated Arabians in the world compete and win such as Al Mourtajez, Muraaqib, Tayf and Lady Princess, as well as Ebraz, the only horse to win it twice.
Genny Haynes, ARO Chief Executive Officer commented: “The Qatar International Stakes never disappoints in terms of the quality of horses it attracts, as you would expect with the very generous prize money on offer. Year after year is it an absolute privilege to see some of the world’s best Arabians compete in this race and showcase our sport to a wider audience.
“ARO is extremely grateful for the ongoing support of UK Arabian racing by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, who have been sponsoring this race at the Qatar Goodwood Festival since 2015.”
Concluding she said: “We would also like to thank the British Horseracing Authority and everyone at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses for their assistance, in particular for our overseas runners.”