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Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended part of the seventh day's Competition of the Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani's Camel Festival for local pure Arabian camels race 2017-2018 season, held at Al Shahaniya Racetrack.
The competition was attended by a number of Their Excellences Sheikhs, tribesmen and a large audience of camel race lovers.
Camel race organising committee Chairman H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal Al Thani reaffirmed that the presence of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani's Arabian camel festival is an honour for all participants.
Speaking after recognising the winners, H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal Al Thani said that the presence of H H the Emir injected enthusiasm into the organisers of the festival, notably the camel race committee, to maximise efforts so that the competition would come out in the best possible fashion.
It also motivates owners and participants to compete and offer their best performances that reflect the attention paid by the wise leadership to the major Gulf heritage sport.
The organising committee chairman congratulated Al Shahaniya camels for their superiority and winning the four golden symbols in the festival's seventh day, noting that such success was the result of the support and keenness of H H the Emir on the sport of grandparents as well as his constant directives and monitoring.
Sheikh Hamad said that the dominance of Al Shahaniya camels in the different competitions reaffirms the wise leadership's huge and constant support, which led to the significant progress in the races annually.
He expected Al Shahaniya camels to continue to perform at the highest level and win more honors, noting that the competition will get stronger when the older camels enter the races.
Sheikh Hamad said the first seven days of the festival saw friendliness and kind spirit among all participants despite the strong competition and the keenness of everyone to win.
The organising committee chairman said that adding a competition dedicated to Their Excellencies and Sheikhs to the founder's festival made the competition stronger and increased the interest in the event that was previously dedicated to tribes.
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