Sheikh Mohammed bin Faleh Al Thani, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) Chairman, and Mohammed Abdulkarim AI Emadi, CEO of AI Emadi Enterprises exchange documents after signing an agreement in Doha. QREC and Al Emadi Enterprises signed a five-year agreement marking AI Emadi Enterprises as the sponsor of five editions of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
Doha: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) and Al Emadi Enterprises have taken yet a further significant step in enhancing their ongoing partnership.
The two leading organisations have signed a five-year agreement, marking AI Emadi Enterprises as the sponsor of five editions of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, commencing with this year’s edition, which will be run at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris on the same card of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 6.
The Group I racing event is reserved for two-year-old thoroughbreds.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Faleh Al Thani, QREC Chairman, commended the ever-renewed partnership between QREC and Al Emadi Enterprises.
“We are very pleased to have Al Emadi Enterprises as the main sponsor of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere. We are confident that this five-year sponsorship will take the event to wider horizons. We wish to thank Al Emadi Enterprises and Mohammed Al Emadi for maintaining this excellent partnership, demonstrating the commitment of QREC and Al Emadi Enterprises towards promoting the high standing of Qatar,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
Mohammed Al Emadi, CEO of AI Emadi Enterprises, lauded the long-term partnership between QREC and AI Emadi Enterprises.
“We are very pleased to stay part of sport events hosted by Qatar both at home and overseas. Backed by the unrivaled success of the 2012 edition of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, we did not hesitate to renew the partnership and we even extended it to five years, making AI Emadi Enterprises part of the global mega event until 2017.
The efforts and facilities provided by QREC guaranteed the success of our sponsorship of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere last year,” Mohammed said.
Sponsored by AI Emadi Enterprises the 2013 edition of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere is expected to be an event to remember with 68 entries made so far.
The 350,000 euros race run over 1,400 metres will see high-class fillies and colts and many of them belong to Qatari owners.
Initial entries have been made for brilliant thoroughbreds owned by Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa AI Thani, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa AI Thani and H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad AI Thani.
Some of these runners are already winners and will appear in Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere to present their credentials as the new generation of champions and others have shown promising talents that will evolve more as the years go by.
H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad AI Thani’s Olympic Glory captured the title of the 2012 edition of Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, which was also sponsored by AI Emadi Enterprises.
It was a big day for Qatar and QREC and AI Emadi Enterprises have hopes this year will be no exception.The Peninsula