Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will sponsor on Saturday the Saudi Cup 2021, the world’s most valuable horse race.
The second edition of the cup will be held at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in al-Jenadriyah in Riyadh.
The competition boasts prizes up to 30.5 million dollars and features the world’s most famous jockeys, trainers and horses.
Seventy-seven horses from 13 countries will be competing for the top prize of 20 million dollars.
Prince Bandar bin Khalid al-Faisal, chairman of the Jockey Club, hailed Crown Prince Mohammed for sponsoring the global event, saying it reflects his keenness on transforming the Kingdom into an international sports destination in line with Vision 2030.
The Saudi Cup has attracted the attention of fans throughout the world, which has been reflected in the number of participants in this year’s edition, he noted.
Participating horses include Maximum Security, Mucho Gusto and Midnight Bisou, and trainers include Bob Baffert and Steven Asmussen from the United States and Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Mushrif.