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Posted On: 1 October 2009 11:48 am
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Mission showcases Qatari equestrian event

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As part of the second edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the embassy of Qatar in Paris is using computer graphics on its west wall from 8pm to 2am from September 25 to October 4. In view of the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) wanted to create an original animation. This projection (Qatar Arc de Triomphe logo, Qatar Arabian World Cup logo, Longchamp racecourse) is an elegant way to remind to Parisians and tourists, that Qatar is for the second time, the main sponsor of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. A message about the photo exhibition “The Horses of Qatar, The Legend of Al Shaqab” which will take place at the Petit Palais Museum on October 3, has been integrated into the programme. Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club has completed all preparations for the staging of the second edition of the Qatar Prix l’Arc de Triomphe to be held at the Longchamp racecourse on October 4. “A lot of effort has gone into organising this event which is held under the auspices of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, Special Adviser to the Emir. All these achievements would not have been possible without the support of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,” QREC general manager Sami Jassim al-Boenain told Gulf Times yesterday. The four-day racing carnival will feature Qatar Prix l’Arc de Triomphe, which is the richest turf race for thoroughbred horses in the world with a total prize money of 4mn euros. The day’s racing card will also include the Qatar World Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses (Group 1, Pure Arabian) with a total prize money of 450,000 euros. Apart from the races at Longchamp, the Qatar Total French Arabian Breeders Challenge (three-year-old colts), Qatar French Arabian Breeders Challenge (three-year-old fillies) and Qatar French Arabian Breeders Challenge (four-year-old fillies) will be held at the Saint Cloud racecourse in Paris on October 2. “In sponsoring Qatar World Cup, Qatar confirms its pioneering role as the country which pays the highest attention to purebred Arabian horses in the world. There are plans to organise this race in Qatar in the near future,” Sami said. An Arabian horses auction sale is being held at the St Cloud race course today, where a lot of Qatari horse owners are expected to take part in this annual event.