Saudi Arabia’s Jockey Club has announced five new support races to the world’s richest race.
On the back of showing the $20 million dollar feature occasion it has been announced there will be three races to be conducted on a brand new turf course to precisely the card.
There will be a remaining impairment over just short of 2 kilometers, value $1.5 million into the winner, even a competition over a protracted 10 furlongs, value $1 million, and a sprint over nearly seven furlongs with precisely the identical prize money available.
There will also be one and a six-furlong dirt race over a mile.
Frankie Dettori is a lover of the dirt program and has ridden in Saudi Arabia.
“The quality of the dirt track from Riyadh is second to no one,” he explained.
“I’ve ridden European horses on it, and they carry to it really well, and also the new turf trail will give the day even more allure.
“The welcome anticipating any jockey competing at the Kingdom is exceptional. The Islamic racing fraternity’s hospitality is amazing, and there’s a passion for the game. I hope I will be there around the starting line come February 29.”
John Gosden was yet another to provide his service.
He said:”These races can provide terrific targets for a selection of horses – from sprinters to stayers, and a mile race for three-year-olds which is worth a good deal over the early Classics.
“I’m already thinking about which horses that I could take.”
The Saudi Cup will be staged in the King Abdulaziz racetrack – along with chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Jockey Club, HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, is enthusiastic about staging gardening racing for the first time.
“We believe the new races can help make Saudi Cup Day a fantastic sporting occasion, and we’ll be delighted to welcome foreign competitors to those new races,” he said.
“I am especially pleased that we’ll be needing drifting racing in Riyadh for the first time. Things are really beginning to take shape”