The Qatar Arabian Triple Crown horse race has been announced today by Mr. Hamad Bin Abdulrahman Al Attiyah, Chairman of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Goodwood Festival .
In a joint press conference attended by British and French organizers, Mr. Hamad Al Attiyah President of the Qatar Equestrian Federation outlined the details of the prestigious purebred horse race.
The first leg of the triple crown will be run over 1600 meters during the Qatar Goodwood festival in Sussex, England in July 2015, the second leg will be run over 2000 meters at the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October 2015 and the final leg would be run in Doha over 2400 meters during HH The Emir's Sword.
Mr. Hamad said the Triple Crown represented a major development in the global promotion of Arabian racing linking three major festivals and strengthening our alliance with European racing".
Those attending the press conference were Lord Charles March, the Chairman of Goodwood Group, Mr. Adam Waterworth Managing Director of Goodwood, Mr. Jean Christophe Giletta General Director of Communication, Marketing and Development at France Galop and Ms.Genny Haynes, the Chairman of the Arabian Racing Organization in the UK.
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