Qatar Airways Sponsors Glamorous Qatar Goodwood Festival, Bringing World-Class Equestrian Races and Elegance to London

Qatar Airways Sponsors Glamorous Qatar Goodwood Festival, Bringing World-Class Equestrian Races and Elegance to London

Qatar Goodwood Festival Sponsorship brings five days of world leading races that will be filled with glamour and adrenaline

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The award winning airline saddles up its horses and prepares for another chapter of Qatar Goodwood Festival, in partnership with Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). National guests of Qatar in London are invited to attend this year’s edition of the prestigious race in Goodwood Racecourse from 01 – 05 August, 2023.

Enhanced with the charm of English countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival is sponsored by Qatar Airways for the fifth time this summer. The airline is excited to welcome local horses and riders into one of the most prominent equestrian events.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It brings us great pleasure to showcase our country’s admiration for this noble sport by sponsoring the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Horseracing is embedded in our fibre, as it is a symbol of our history, passion and national culture. This festival brings a fusion of tradition and glamour, enhanced by adrenaline that is suitable for all racegoers. I wish all participants of the equestrian races the best of luck.”

Horseracing has been part of Goodwood since 1802 when the 3rd Duke of Richmond introduced the sport. Today, there are 19 unique race days including the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Visitors of the Qatar Goodwood Festival can enjoy an unforgettable sequence of races, sponsored by the award-winning airline:

Tuesday, 01 August
·       16:35 – The Al Shaqab Cup Stakes (Group 1)

Wednesday, 02 August
·       13:15 – The Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1)
·       15:35 – The Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 PA)

Thursday, 03 August
·       15:35 – The Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1)

Friday, 04 August
·       15:35 – The King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2)

Saturday, 05 August
·       15:00 – The Qatar Lillie Langtry (Group 2)

As part of Qatar Airways’ vision of bringing communities together through sports, the airline is also a sponsor for the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe, which will take place in Paris Longchamp, in addition to other equestrian festivals, such as H.H. The Amir Sword Festival and the Qatar International Derby.

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022).

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.

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Source: Qatar Airways