Crown Prince honors owner of Japanese horse Panthalassa with “Saudi Cup”

Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister crowned the owner of the Japanese horse Panthalassa in the 2023 Saudi Cup.


This took place on a “global” equestrian day at King Abdul-Aziz Square in Janadriyah in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on the second and last days of the race, which was launched under the slogan “We are racing the world”, in the presence of a large crowd of different nationalities.


Panthalassa cut the eighth and final round of 1800 meters in 1:50.80 minutes, to crown its owner Hero Race Company, its coach Yoshito Yahagi and fantasy Yutaka Yoshida with the grand prize (championship cup and $10 million).


The total prize pool for the tournament exceeded $35 million, distributed over 16 rounds, with the participation of 243 horses from 16 countries.


In the closing race, the horse “Panthalassa” outperformed 13 horses, the best in the world, covering the estimated distance of 1800 meters, in a time of 1:50.80 minutes.


He won the rest of the eighth and final round prizes for the Saudi Cup, Country Grammar, Café Fero, Geo Cliff, Crown Pride, and Emblem Road.


The Japanese won prize money amounting to 14 million dollars in the last round, 10 million of which went to the champion, two million to the third, one and a half million dollars to the fourth, and one million dollars to the fifth.


Saudi hopes were high to retain the title through the quadruple “Emblem Road”, the former champion, and its support, “Scott Land Yard”, then “Sunset Flash” and “Lagaartha Rhyme”, in addition to the duo coming from America, owned by Amr Zidan, “Country Gambler” and “Country Gambler”. “Good”, but the Japanese horse eventually got the title.

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