In 2014 an eight-strong team running under the banner of Qatar Racing completed the grueling 26.2 mile course of the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Sheikh Fahad, his racing and bloodstock advisor, David Redvers, and six trainers ran the marathon to raise money for Racing Welfare. In completing the team raised £200,000 for the charity that provides support for staff in need from the racing and breeding industries. The figure was the highest amount raised in the 2014 London marathon for any one charity.
After finishing, Sheikh Fahad said: "That is the hardest thing I have ever done. I am exhausted but I am also elated and very proud of all the team. But never again."
A proportion of the money raised in the marathon went towards a property conversion in Malton that provides safe and secure housing for young people starting their career in the racing industry. The new building is also home to the regional Racing Welfare office.
Opened by The Princess Royal in February 2015, the community suite at 4 Maltongate, the address of the new building, was named the Elm Park Suite, after Qatar Racing’s 2014 winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.