8/4/2019 4:26:47 PM

Qatar Goodwood Festival turns out to be a big hit

Qatar Goodwood Festival turns out to be a big hit

Goodwood (United Kingdom): The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC)-sponsored 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival concluded on Saturday at the world’s most beautiful racecourse.

The finale of the five-day Festival had a seven-race card including six races sponsored by Qatar, with dozens of thousands of spectators in attendance at Goodwood.

QREC officials were present and crowned the winners of the races. Hamad bin Abdulrahman Al Attiyah President of the Qatar and the Asian Equestrian Federations and QREC vice-chairman, QREC chief executive officer Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi, QREC Board member Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Kuwari and QREC Racing manager Abdulla bin Rashid Al Kubaisi presented the trophies to the winners of the QREC-sponsored races.

Enbihaar excelled with a runaway five-length win in the £312,000 Qatar Lilie Langtry Stakes (Group 2), handing trainer John Gosden his fourth winner of the Qatar Goodwood Festival from only eight runners. She was ridden to victory by Jim Crowley in the 2800m race. Ralph Beckett-trained Manuela De Vega was second and Aidan O’Brien-trained South Sea Pearl was third. QREC vice-chairman al-Attiyah crowned the winners.

Trainer Ruth Carr and jockey James Sullivan both enjoyed their first ever Goodwood winner when Poyle Vinnie won the £75,000 Qatar Stewards’ Sprint Handicap. The nine-year-old beat David Barron-trained Venturous by a neck, with last year’s winner Tommy G, trained by Jim Goldie, third in the six-furlong race. QREC Racing manager al-Kubaisi crowned the winners of the Class 2 race. (Pic: Juhaim & Zuzanna Lupa)


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