Saudi Cup

$2M Obaiya Arabian Classic Upgraded to Listed Status

Tallaab Al Khalediah

Obaiya Cup Arabian Race prize money increased from $1.9m to $2m 19 January 2020, KSA ~ The USD $2M Obaiya Arabian Classic, to be run on Saudi Cup Day, 20 February, now has Listed status after receiving an upgrade from the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing this week. The 2000m dirt contest, which saw…

Thirty-one Group 1 Winners Compete in the Saudi Cup Roster

The second staging of The Saudi Cup meeting, headlined by the $20m Saudi Cup, has attracted a star-studded list of entries from across the globe.13 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ After a successful inaugural event last year, the two-day meeting, held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on 19 and 20 February, has been expanded…

Sibylle Vogt Will Defend Her Jockey Challenge Title in Saudi Cup Return

Sara Vogt, photo: Neville Hopwood

12 January 2021, Saudi Arabia ~ Swiss rider, Sibylle Vogt celebrates after winning a race in the stc International Jockeys Challenge at The Saudi Cup 2020. She will return to Riyadh to defend her crown on Friday February 19, 2021. Sibylle Vogt has been named as the first rider to sign up for the stc…

Messi Has Saudi Obaiya Arabian Classic in his Sights

Messi photo by Cedric Lane

Part-time Belgium trainer Timo Keersmaekers has his eyes set on The Obaiya Arabian Classic with his superstar horse, Messi4 December 2020, Belgium ~ Messi, ridden by Pat Dobbs lands the Group 1 $1.3m Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown at Abu Dhabi Racecourse’s National Day meeting on 4 December 2020. Named after Argentina’s…

King Abdulaziz Turf Hosts First Race of the Season on 23 January 2021

Saudi Cup Day is Saturday, February 20, 20212 December 2020, Saudi Arabia ~ Preparations are fully underway for the USD$30.5m Saudi Cup day, with the turf track at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh scheduled to stage its first race of the new season on January 23, 2021. The race, held over the same 2,100m…

Payment of Saudi Cup Prizemoney

10 August 2020, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh ~ The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) today (Monday 10 August 2020) announced its decision to award prizemoney to the connections of horses placed second to tenth in the 2020 Saudi Cup, a race held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh on Saturday, 29 February 2020.…

Maximum Security Secure with First Ever Saudi Cup Win

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The story of Maximum Security (USA) has been pure drama. The Kentucky-bred son of New Year’s Day, disqualified from the most important dirt race in America then went on to earn a 3-year-old championship, took his show on the road and turned tragedy into comedy, bringing smiles to the face of his fans and connections…

Tallaab Al Khalediah Shows Heels to Field in Obaiya Arabian Cup

Tallaab Al Khalediah and jockey Roberto Perez

BREAKING NEWS 29 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ On a night full of stars of the equestrian world, Tallaab Al Khalediah ridden by Roberto Perez for Al Khalediah Stables was the best in the first run of The Obaiya Cup Arabian Classic at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Run on the eve…

Mike Smith Emerges Winner of STC International Jockeys Challenge

28 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ US Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith emerged victorious in the stc International Jockeys Challenge on a day where history was made on Kingdom Day at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack.   Smith won two rounds While Smith’s two success from four rounds of the competition, which featured 14 invited…

Jockeys Challenge Set For Friday

Lisa Allpress

27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Some of the very best male and female jockeys in the world will compete over four races in the first ever stc International Jockeys Challenge at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh on Friday, 28 February 2020. On the eve of the inaugural running of the $20,000,000 Saudi Cup,…

Saudi Cup Thursday Track Works

US $20,000,000 The Saudi Cup – 1800m27 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ Saudi Cup Day, Saturday 29 February 2020 King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Works – Benbatl (GB) – Godolphin’s representative arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday afternoon and went out to the training track for the first time on Thursday…

Saudi Cup Race Day Draw

Mucho Gusto arrives

For Saturday, 29 February -Saudi Cup Day The horses have had a bit of work out the last few days on parts of the track – turf and dirt. The trainers have given interviews and the excitement is palpable. Today we spoke with Bob Baffert about his two entries, Mucho Gusto and McKinzie in the…

US Track Stars Arrive in Riyadh Ahead of $29.2M Saudi Cup Day

Maximum Security

Maximum Security, McKenzie and Mucho Gusto on Saudi Soil for 29 February Saudi Cup Day 20 February 2020, Riyadh, KSA ~ A group of 12 American racehorses with combined prize money earnings of more than USD$17.5M got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse today as they touched down ahead of the $29.2M Saudi…

World Class Jockeys Will Compete at International Jockeys Challenge on Saudi Cup Eve

Saudi Cup Weekend to award over USD$30 Million Prize Money12 February 2020, King Abdulaziz Racecourse, Riyadh ~ The Kingdom Day STC International Jockeys Challenge, featuring seven of the best male and seven of the best female riders in the world, will kickstart Saudi Cup weekend on Friday, 28 February 2020. The all-star line-up includes Japanese…