In recent years QIPCO has made a significant investment in horseracing, not only as sponsors but also as owners and breeders. Among the company’s wide range of interests is a global racing and breeding operation based in Great Britain.
QIPCO Holding is one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar. Established in 1999 and based in Doha, QIPCO Holding has a diverse range of interests, including real estate, construction, oil and gas, trading and services, finance and health.
Since 2010, its portfolio of interests has extended to include horseracing and its investment in the sport as both sponsor and commercial partner is the largest in the history of British racing. The global racing and bloodstock operations, Qatar Racing and Qatar Bloodstock, are both subsidiaries of QIPCO.
QIPCO’s sponsorship portfolio includes being the title sponsor of British Champions Series, an official partner of Ascot Racecourse and sponsor of the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
The company, Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company (QIPCO Holding), is owned by six brothers who are members of the Royal Family of Qatar. The Chief Executive is Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, who together with his brothers are cousins of the Emir.