LIVE: Saudi Cup Day Two


RIYADH: All eyes turned to the Kingdom on Friday and some of the world’s best thoroughbred racehorses as the annual Saudi Cup meeting got underway in Riyadh.

On Saturday, horse racing fans around the world will be glued to their screens for the big race of the day — the $20 million Saudi Cup.

The field is headed by three-time Group 1 winner and last year’s Saudi Cup champion, Irish-bred Mishriff. A historic second win in the race would see the John and Thady Gosden-trained runner surpass Winx and become the highest-earning racehorse of all time.

Follow all the coverage below. (All times GMT)

16:00 – We’re getting closer to the big race, but in the Saudi Derby Pinehurst takes the glory, with Sekifu in second and Consigliere in third.

15:30 – In the Obaiya Arabian Classic, Hadi De Carrere takes first, with Tilal Al Khalediah in second and RB Rich Lyke Me third.

#LIVE: Crowds enjoying the action at the @thesaudicup ahead of the big race. #SaudiCup2022

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15:00 – Aan Alawaan takes first, Okku second and Kather third in The Jockey Club Local Handicap, in race four.

Meanwhile, Stay Foolish took first, SonnyBoyListon second and Siskany third in The Longines Red Sea Turf Handicap, in race our thrird race of the day.

#LIVE: It’s been a very successful start to the afternoon for #Japan – two winners out of two! #SaudiCup @thesaudicup #SaudiArabia

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13:30 – In the second race of the day, Songline comes home first, Casa Creed in second and Happy Romance third in The 1351 Turf Sprint.

13:00 – Authority takes first, Kaspar second and Ebairya third in The Neom Turf Cup, our first race of the day.