The Saudi Cup 2020 winner is Maximum Security, who was the favorite to win the race. Midnight Bisou took second place, followed by Benbatl in third. The Saudi Cup 2021 will take place on February 19-20, 2021.
The Saudi Cup is a new multi-million dollar race that happended on leap day this year, February 28-29, 2020, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Post time is 12:40 pm ET.
Learn all about the first edition of the Saudi Cup Horse Race. On this page, you will find all of the Saudi Cup entries and odds. These are the morning line odds from Friday, the 28th of February and are subject to change.
Saudi Cup Entries 2020
The final Saudi Cup Entries & Post Positions have now been announced on. All of the international contenders have now arrived safely in Saudi Arabia and are ready for the inaugural race. See below for more information and odds.
These competitors hope to take home the 2020 Saudi Cup. Because the prize money has reached an amazing twenty million dollars, you can expect a large amount of Saudi Cup entries. So, you should check out the names of these competitors now when you can.
Saudi Cup Favorites
With so many horses competing to win the 2020 Saudi Cup, you can expect fierce competition. The horse Maximum Security right now leads the board in Saudi Cup odds. So, you should look into Maximum Security if you are hoping to engage in online horse betting.
Maximum Security has proved to be a fierce competitor in other races. After the mishap at the Kentucky Derby last year, the anticipation is high for Maximum Security to perform. So, you should keep your eye out on this horse to see if he will meet those expectations.
Mucho Gusto is another strong contender. The colt has been meeting is trainer Bob Baffert’s expectations during the prep workouts. He will be once again ridden by jockey Irad Ortiz, who jockeyed him into first place during January’s Pegasus World Cup.
However, the boys could get some serious competition from Midnight Bisou, the 5-year-old mare who will be running against male horses for the first time in the Saudi Cup. Bisou won the Eclipse Award for older dirt female for 2019 after several consecutive graded stakes wins and a second place in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
About the Saudi Cup Horse Race
The Saudi Cup horse racing event consists of seven racing events. It is known as the richest horse racing event in the world now. The chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia is Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal.
He was quoted as saying, “The introduction of the Saudi Cup as an international race is, without doubt, the most significant event in the history of horse racing in Saudi Arabia, and demonstrates our resolve to develop this great sport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and also our ambition to become a leading player on horse racing’s world stage.”
So, as you can see the Saudi Cup horse racing event came about to help develop the horse racing world in Saudi Arabia. Which, it seems like it will be successful in doing.
Saudi Cup Purse
As mentioned before, the prize for the Saudi Cup is twenty million dollars. Each run is worth a different amount of prize money for the victor and has a different amount. The amounts listed with the exception of the Saudi Cup is for the total prize money associated with the race.
- The Saudi Cup: $10 million to the winner.
- The Obaiyah Arabian Classic (Purebred Arabians): $1.9 million
- The Jockey Club Local Handicap: $500,000
- The Red Sea Turf Handicap: $2.5 million
- The Riyadh Dirt Sprint: $1.5 million
- The Neom Turf Cup: $1 million
- The Saudi Derby: $800,000
- The 1351 Turf Sprint: $1 million
The prize money is so high to set the race apart from the other major horse races. A new horse race would need to do something big to set itself apart. So, the prize money helps the Saudi Cup do so.
Saudi Cup Contenders Qualifications
Fourteen horses will run the Saudi Cup after qualifying by winning the necessary races. For instance, the Pegasus World Cup winner Mucho Gusto is automatically entered into the Saudi Cup. It is free to enter and free to run in the Saudi Cup.
Keep in mind, horses trained in Saudi Arabia will have the opportunity to secure a place in the starting line up. They will do this by winning a race that will be run on Friday, February 7th, 2020. The final announcement for the Saudi Cup entries will not be until February 25th, 2020.
Saudi Cup Betting
With the new horse race coming up, many are wondering about Saudi Cup betting. Of course, because it is a newer horse race, not all online racebooks will offer the ability to bet on the race. However, great racebooks will offer Saudi Cup odds for you to bet on.
In Saudi Arabia, it is not permitted to bet on the horses at the racetrack, however, international bookmakers will be accepting wagers.
As of right now, it looks like Twinspires, BetAmerica, and TVG will be accepting bets on the Saudi Cup. We can expect this information to be updated closer to the race, once the final odds and post positions are announced.
Where to watch the Saudi Cup Race 2020
The inaugural Saudi Cup race will take place on February 28-29, 2020. The main race will begin at 8:40 pm (KSA) / 12:20 pm (GMT) on Saturday, the 29th.
To catch the race live, viewers can tune into Fox Sports 1, which has the exclusivity on the main race. Fox Sports 2 will take over for the undercard events, as well as TVG.
Some online racebooks that offer horse race streaming will probably also broadcast the races.
You will also be able to stream the race online on FloSport’s website.
King Abdulaziz Racetrack
The King Abdulaziz Racetrack is named after King Abdulaziz Ibn Sand, who is known as the founding father of modern Saudi Arabia. Horse racing has long been a great tradition in Saudi Arabia. The racetrack is open from October to March every year for racing.
The Saudi Cup joins the ranks of The Dubai World Cup as one of the world’s richest horse races. Premium Tap is the Kingdom’s most successful racehorse currently.
Other Saudi Cup Races Entries & Post Times 2020
The Saudi Cup consists of 7 races, the main one being the Saudi Cup.
Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup (8 am E.T.)
- Deirdre (JPN)
- Imagen de Roma (KSA)
- Intellogent (FR)
- For the Top (UAE)
- Mount Everest (IRE)
- Persian Moon (KSA)
- Port Lions (BAH)
- Royal Youmzain (GER)
- Trais Fluors (IRE)
The stc 1351 Cup Entries (8:35 am E.T.)
- Dark Power (BAH)
- Ghoul (USA)
- Glorious Journey (UAE)
- Graignes (GB)
- Holy Day (KSA)
- King Malpic (FR)
- Larchmont Lad (KSA)
- Legends of War (USA)
- Momkin (KSA)
- Mubtasim (UAE)
- Royal Intervention (GB)
- Sir Dancealot (GB)
- Speak in Colours (IRE)
- Suedois (GB/UAE)
Longines Turf Cup Entries (9:10 am E.T.)
- Cross Counter (UAE)
- Prince of Arran (GB)
- Called to the Bar (FR)
- Call the Wind (FR)
- Dee Ex Bee (UAE)
- Hibou (GB)
- Contango (IRE)
- Twilight Payment (IRE)
- Downdraft (IRE)
- Mekong (GB)
- Mafaaheem (UAE)
- True Self
- King’s Advice
- Dramatic Device
Obaiya Arabian Classic (9:45 am E.T.)
The Jockey Club Local Handicap (10:30 am E.T)
Saudi Derby Entries (11:10 am E.T.)
- Billy Batts (USA)
- Rowdy Yates (USA)
- Down On Da Bayou (UAE)
- Full Flat (JPN)
- Aan Alawan (KSA)
- Bella Fever (URU)
- Cherokee Trail (GB)
- Final Song (UAE)
- Lake Causeway (UAE)
- Malafekh (KSA)
- Mishriff (KSA)
- Mor’edah (KSA)
- Rajee Allah (KSA)
- Rowdy Yates (USA)
- Tamaari (KSA)
The Saudia Sprint Entries (11:50 am E.T.)
- Imperial Hint (USA)
- Gladiator King (UAE)
- Engage (USA)
- New York Central (KSA)
- Drafted (UAE)
- Manguzi (KSA)
- Captain Scotty (USA)
- Matera Sky (JPN)
- Maypole (KSA)
- Beau Warrior (KSA)
- Indelible Ink (KSA)
- Mesquite (KSA)
- Muhtaram (KSA)
- Sobre Action (KSA)
Saudi Cup (12:40 pm E.T.) – see entries above.
So, now you have all of the information available about the Saudi Cup entries. And, you should be excited about the world’s richest horse race. It is a great time to watch the race and be a part of history!