DOHA: The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) signed an agreement with Al Sulaiti Holding to promote the sport in the country.
The agreement is meant to promote horse racing, maximise racegoer turnout in race meetings throughout the season and serve the community, and in particular the equestrian community.
Under the agreement, Al Sulaiti Holding will use the shops existing at QREC to serve as an open market serving customers throughout the week and not only on race days. Such shops will offer a wide range of services, including products and entertainment for children and families.
The three-year renewable agreement was signed in presence of QREC CEO Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi and Al Sulaiti Holding Chairman Dr Ahmed Al Sulaiti.
The QREC Chairman Issa bin Mohammed al Mohannadi shed light on the agreement. “The main purpose of the agreement is to transform QREC into an attraction for visitors to be added to the other attractive destinations in Qatar," said Issa Al Mohannadi.
“This will maximise racegoer turnout and promote the equestrian culture and horseracing in particular. It is not the first effort in this field as we have already made other efforts to this end by operating some shops at QREC.
“Such shops will attract many horse fans, not only on race days, but also throughout the week as they will be interested in the services available at QREC as an organisation of a special nature."