Prior to the establishment of Qatar Racing, Sheikh Fahad had owned and raced horses on his own under the banner of Pearl Bloodstock. The emergence of Qatar Racing marked the formal involvement in racehorse ownership of Sheikh Fahad’s brothers, led by QIPCO Chief Executive, Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani.
Qatar Racing has horses in training around the world, including in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. In Australia and New Zealand, the horses are registered under the company Qatar Bloodstock, but carry the claret with gold braid colours of Qatar Racing.
Many of the operation’s horses are owned in partnership, either with family members or business partners, breeders, friends and colleagues from the racing industry.
A year after it was established, Qatar Racing won its first European Classic in 2013 when Just The Judge won the Irish 1000 Guineas. The operation has since recorded wins at Group or Grade 1 level in Britain, France, Canada and the USA.
Qatar Racing Ltd is chaired by Sheikh Fahad. The racing and bloodstock interests of Qatar Racing, Qatar Bloodstock and Pearl Bloodstock are managed by David Redvers. The team involved with the running of Qatar Racing can be viewed here.
For more information about QIPCO and its investment in racing and bloodstock go to www.qipco.com.qa/sponsorship-portfolio