Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense; will patronize the second edition of the Saudi Cup ceremony that will take place on Saturday evening; at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Janadriyah, near Riyadh; the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
The world’s most vfamous trainers; racers, and horses will participate in the most expensive horse race tournament, with prizes amounting to $30.5 million.
The total number of horses participating in King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field is 77 from 13 countries; additionally with a prize of $20 million to the winner.
The horses are also participating in the race are headed by “Maximum Security”, “Bin Batal”, “Midnight Peso”; and ” Mucho Gusto “, under the supervision of the best trainers in the world.
Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of the Equestrian Authority and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, appreciated the patronage of the Crown Prince for this most valuable global event, held in Saudi Arabia for the second year, as the result of the Crown Prince’s keenness in order to make the Kingdom the destination of global sports events, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
He also said that the Saudi Cup had the attention of equestrian fans from all over the world, pointing out the volume of participation in the second edition, which witnesses the presence of the most prominent horses, trainers, and horse riders in the world.
Prince Bandar extended his thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for the support that the sports sector in general, and equestrian in particular, find, appreciating in this regard, the support, received by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, from the wise leadership to promote this sport in all fields.