A ceremony for the King Salman Cup and the Saudi-trained cavalry will be held by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA) at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Square in Riyadh next Saturday under the patronage of King Salman.
King Salman the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delegated Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh, to attend the ceremony and crown the winners.
At the end of the ceremony, the horses of local production were to compete in a round, with open degrees, over a distance of 2000 meters. Each of them would receive.5 million riyals.
There will be a competition for the cup and gift of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the trained Saudi cavalry in the evening.
3 cups are presented to the first three places, in addition to monetary prizes for the first ten places.
One of the most prominent runs of the evening was the “Diriyah Cup” which qualifies for the “Al-Abiya Cup”, one of the races accompanying the Saudi Cup, which is scheduled to be held next February.
This year’s tournament is of paramount importance as it grants the direct winner qualification for the most expensive Saudi Cup race in the world. It is accompanied by the highest-ranked horse locally in the current season.
The club’s races for next Friday will include the “Saad bin Musharraf” award race in its second year, followed by the Dean of Coaches Musharraf bin Mutlaq Cup.
The following are the qualifying rounds for the races accompanying the Saudi Cup (Speed Run 1351, NEOM Cup, Munifa Cup, Riyadh Speed Cup, and the Saudi Derby).
This will be followed by 3 runs for horses coming from the Gulf countries, in the most significant opportunity for these horses to participate in international events.