Under the patronage of King Salman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Cup is set to take place this weekend at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.
Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, will attended the event and crown the winners, as directed by King Salman.
There will be two different races with a prize of 1.5 million Saudi riyals for each.
The races continues on Saturday with the Diriyah Cup with the winner qualifying for one of the races that is part of the Saudi Cup.
This year’s event is of particular importance as it grants the winner direct qualification for the most valuable race in the world, the Saudi Cup.
The qualifying races for the Saudi Cup will be held on Friday, and they will be followed by the 1351 Turf Sprint, NEOM Cup, Manifa Cup, Riyadh Sprint Cup, and the Saudi Derby.
Horses from the GCC will also be allowed to participate in the most prestigious tournaments.