HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the closing of HH the Emir’s Sword racing festival at the racetrack and Equestrian Club, Al Rayyan The race was attended by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al –Thani. The race was also attended by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Sheikh Khalid bin Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Also attended the race HE the Speaker of the Advisory (Shura) Council Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khulaifi, as well as a number of their Excellencies sheikhs, ministers, heads of diplomatic missions, the horse owners and horse lovers audience of equestrian sport.
Following the race end, HH the Emir handed over the Golden Sword to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, the owner of the horse (Ghazwan) the winner of the main-half and handed HH the Emir’s award to Khalifa bin Sheail bin Khalifa Al Kuwari, owner of the horse (The Blue Eye) first place winner in the seventh game.
HH the Emir also handed the Silver sword to Khalifa bin Sheail bin Khalifa Al Kuwari, owner of the horse (Spaghetti), the first place winner in the sixth inning. HH the Emir also crowned the winners in the Grand Prix, which was held today for Showjumping tournament, where the golden sword went to Portuguese Luciana Diniz who won first place in the Grand Prix tournament, and Qatari Faleh Suwead Al Ajmi, the second place winner, and Frenchman Frederic David, the third place winner.
HH the Emir also crowned race winners Abdullah Mubarak Maadheed, first place winner, and Saeed Hamad Al Shamsi, second place winnier, Yousef Mohammad Al-Hajri, the third place winner and Saad Hamad Al Gamra, the fourth place winner. HH the Emir honored the corporate sponsors of HH the Emir sword for Show jumping and horse racing.