Qatar: Sword festival 2019
The Amir’s Sword Festival is one of the most prominent international horse racing tournaments in the region, with the best local and international horses taking part.
The tournament will see eight rounds of competition every day for three days. The first day’s final round will be dedicated to the Zubarah Arabian Horse Award (local breed), while the second day will see the final round dedicated to the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup (class 2) for the pure breed hybrid race (class 1). This race will be 1600m, with a prize of QR200,000.
The third and final day of the tournament is set to be the most prominent. This event will consist of eight rounds, with the sixth round dedicated to the Silver Sword presented by Ooredoo. The race, a full 1850m, will be for Arabian horses with a prize of $250,000.
Where: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club
When: February 21 –22 (3pm – 8pm) & 23 (1pm onwards)
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