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New Long-Term QIPCO Guineas Deal

QIPCO Holding has today signed a new contract with Newmarket Racecourses to extend its sponsorship of the QIPCO Guineas Festival for a further five years.

QIPCO 2000 Guineas - Camelot (J O'Brien) wins from French Fifteen (O Peslier)
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QIPCO 2000 Guineas

Therefore, QIPCO Holding will support the opening two British Classics, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, until at least 2017.

This follows on from the announcement made earlier today that QIPCO Holding has extended its sponsorship of the British Champions Series and British Champions Day for a further five years.

The QIPCO 2000 Guineas and QIPCO 1000 Guineas are first races in the QIPCO British Champions Series each year.

Newmarket Racecourses' managing director Amy Starkey said: “It is great news for horseracing and Newmarket Racecourses that QIPCO has shown its long-term commitment to the sport with this enhanced and extended contract.

“It is fantastic that we have such a strong supporter. And, on behalf of Newmarket Racecourses, I would like to thank Sheikh Hamad and his brothers for their continued investment in the QIPCO Guineas Festival and the British Champions Series.

“The support significantly helps to flag up British racing's key races, not least the QIPCO Guineas Festival, which thrillingly will continue to be the starting-point for the British Champions Series in 2013 and beyond.”

David Redvers, racing and bloodstock manager for Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani and Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani, speaking on behalf of QIPCO Holding, said: “Newmarket Racecourse has played a pivotal role in Sheikh Fahad's increasing involvement and passion for British Racing and together with his brothers, they are delighted to continue their association with the course through the QIPCO Guineas Festival.

"Sheikh Fahad's first day racing in Britain was at Newmarket to watch Makfi win the 2000 Guineas in 2010. A year later saw the launch of the QIPCO British Champions Series which was showcased by the awesome display put up by Frankel in the first running of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

Camelot has continued the run of exceptional horses winning the QIPCO 2000 Guineas with his victory this year. Both he and Frankel remain unbeaten which says so much for the standing of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas as the first race in the British Champions Series.”

QIPCO has also extended its sponsorship of the British Champions Series for another five years.


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