France Galop and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club have extended their sponsorship agreement for Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend for a further five years through 2027. The partnership, which has been in place since 2008, now encompasses a weekend including 12 Group 1 races for Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians and €10-million in prizemoney. The €5-million G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was on Tuesday named the Longines World's Best Horse Race of 2021; it was its fifth time receiving that honour.
The France Galop and QREC partnership has also been expanded to include the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, with prizemoney for the colts' Classic to be boosted to €1.5-million.
Edouard de Rothschild, president of France Galop, said, “France Galop is delighted to be associated with such a loyal and committed partner as the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. Together, we have developed the international reputation of the prestigious Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend, which thanks to its high-level sporting program is considered one of the most important events in the international horseracing calendar. This event is a fantastic showcase of the racing industry, renowned for the quality of its breeding and training program. We are extremely pleased to extend this great partnership.”