Qatar Racing Ltd
Peace and War, Darley Alcibiades Stakes, Keeneland, October 3rd 2014
Trained by Olly Stevens, Sire: War Front. Dam: More Oats Please
Trade Storm, Ricoh Woodbine Mile S, Woodbine, September 14th 2014
Trained by David Simcock, Sire: Trade Fair. Dam: Frisson
Qatar Racing Ltd was formed in 2011 for Sheikh Fahad al Thani, Sheikh Hamad al Thani and Sheikh Suhaim al Thani of the Qatar Royal Family.
Sheikh Fahad, the first cousin to the Emir of Qatar, is the son of Sheikh Abdullah al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister from 1996 through 2007. Sheikh Fahad grew up around Arabian horses. His father started Umm Qarn with Arabians in the early ‘90s before the business expanded to include Thoroughbreds.
Sheikh Fahad studied at David Game College in Notting Hill in London before completing a degree in business administration at the Geneva-based Europa University.
Sheikh Fahad is a director of Qatar Investments & Projects Development Holding (QIPCO), one of the world’s leading private investment companies, and the sponsor of the QIPCO British Champions Series as an official partner of Ascot Racecourse.
He oversees the running of the racing and bloodstock operations, Qatar Racing Ltd. and Qatar Bloodstock Ltd., both subsidiaries of QIPCO Holding, as well as managing Pearl Bloodstock. Collectively, the enterprises have more than 200 horses racing in seven different countries, and own three stallions and 80 broodmares.
Qatar Bloodstock Ltd. owns the stallions standing at Tweenhills Farm & Stud in England, as well as the mares to support them.
Last April, Sheikh Fahad, Qatar Racing Ltd Racing and Bloodstock Manager David Redvers and five of the six trainers—Andrew Balding, Robert Cowell, Richard Hannon, David Simcock and Olly Stephens—entrusted with their horses ran in the Virgin Money London Marathon and raised £200,000 for the Racing Welfare charity. “I am very proud of what our whole team achieved and the amount raised for Racing Welfare,” Sheikh Fahad said afterwards.