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Hollie Doyle Is Riding on Top!

2020 Sunday Times Sportswoman of The Year and HWPA Jockey of The Year in Britain21 February 2021, Dubai ~ A Finalist in the Dubai World People’s Choice Awards, 24-year-old British jockey Hollie Doyle has already had quite a year. She was named third in the 2020 edition of BBC’s Sport Personality of The Year, emulating…

Mishriff Sweeps to Win the Saudi Cup

British-trained colt shines for Prince Faisal and David Egan20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabian ~ The John Gosden trained Mishriff (IRE), named after his owner Prince A A Faisal’s best friend, went one better today than his second place finish in last year’s Saudi Derby when he caught Charlatan (USA) in the final 100m to…

Mubasher Alkhalediah Takes Over The Obaiya Arabian Classic

There’s a new Alkhalediah in town20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Mubasher Alkhalediah (KSA) flashed home to grab victory from his stablemate Mutwakel Alkhalediah in the US $2 million Obaiya Arabian Classic, giving Saudi jockey Adel Alfouraidi a highly popular victory in the richest race in the world for Purebred Arabians. The 6-year-old gave…

Hollie Doyle Shows Determined Win on True Self in Neom Turf Cup

  20 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Hollie Doyle has become one of British racing’s shining stars with her exploits over the last few months and her talents were demonstrated on the global stage with a perfect late run on True Self (IRE) in the US $1,000,000 Neom Turf Cup. Now an 8-year-old mare,…

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Shane Foley Takes stc International Jockeys Challenge for Ireland

  19 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabian ~ Irish star Shane Foley emerged triumphant in the second stc International Jockeys Challenge after taking two out of the four legs, each worth US $400,000, in the competition. Fourteen internationally-renowned male and female jockeys from all over the globe took part but it was the Classic-winning Foley,…

Friday Track Notes – Trainer Elizabeth Bernard Ready for The Obaiya Arabian Classic

19 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia~ $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic The Elisabeth Bernard trained duo, Hajres (TUN) and Jarif (FR), came onto the dirt track on Friday morning where they cantered slowly for one lap and she said: “The went cool this morning. One day when I was in Dubai, I talked to…

Entries For $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic

18 February 2021 ~ Entry list for $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic to be run on Saturday, 20 February 2021, at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Cup is a two-day festival of international racing headlined by the USD$20m Saudi Cup – the world’s most valuable race. How to watch…

Czech Filly Zariyannka Travels for Saudi Arabian Race

Zariyannka

Father-and-daughter team aiming for dream win in Friday’s $500,000 new race18 February 2021, King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabai ~ Zariyannka will fly the flag for the Czech Republic in the Al Rajhi Bank Saudi International Handicap on Friday, 19 February, the opening day of the two-day Saudi Cup meeting. The bargain buy was…

Thursday Track Notes from Saudi Arabia

RB Frynchh Dude

Track Notes from $US 2,000,000 The Obaiya Arabian Classic18 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ Ahead of the two days of the biggest races and prize money in the region, horses were lightly exercised. The $20 Million Saudi Cup and the $2 Million The Obaiya Arabian Classic will be held on Saturday, 20 February. Deryan…

Wednesday Saudi Cup Racing Track Notes

MASHHUR AL KHALEDIAH Credit: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia // Mathea Kelley

17 February 2021, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ~ While the Bob Baffert-trained Charlatan worked on the training track this morning, and Sleep Eyed Todd was on the dirt track, some of the Arabian entries were out as well. $US 20,000,000 The Saudi Cup Charlatan (USA) – The Bob Baffert-trained son of Speightstown remained in the quarantine…

Interview with Dark Power Trainer, Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Dark Power has an entry for the $1 million stc 1351 Turf Sprint You first came to Bahrain in 1994, and have been training racehorses here for your second period since 2005 – why do you love Bahrain so much? The local Bahrainis are incredibly nice and friendly people and the family that I train…

Likely Fields Revealed for $30.5m Saudi Cup Meeting

77 overseas runners from 13 countries set to line up at glittering two-day event5 February 2021, The likely runners for the two-day Saudi Cup meeting on February 19-20 have been announced, with 15 individual Group or Grade 1 winners set to line up. In total, the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh will host 77 overseas…

Baffert Confident Charlatan Is Ready for Saudi Cup

“The thing I like about the Saudi race is it’s a one-turn, mile-and-an-eighth and Charlatan is so fast.”Hall of Fame American trainer Bob Baffert believes the $20million Saudi Cup “fits the bill perfectly” for his improving star Charlatan. The four-year-old’s career has been blighted by injury, but he roared back with an easy victory in…

$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…