The world renowned Thoroughbred racing brands will exchange presenting sponsor titles at their respective championship races, the Emir’s Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego, California. The partnership will launch next month when the Breeders’ Cup is named as presenting sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Dukhan Sprint at the Emir’s Sword Festival, a three day meeting which takes place in Doha on 23-25 February.
Following the race, the Breeders’ Cup representative will present the trophy to the race winner. Then, at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club will be the sponsor of the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes on Saturday 4 November at Del Mar when their representative will present the trophy for the race. “The Breeders’ Cup World Championship is one of the most iconic international race meetings in the World and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is very proud to have formed this prestigious partnership,” said Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi, general manager of Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.
“The HH Emir’s Sword Festival is Qatar’s flagship international race meeting of the year and we look forward to running the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Dukhan Sprint on Saturday 25 February 2017.” The 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup will make history as it makes its debut at the iconic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.