More than 10,000 spectators will arrive to watch ‘The Saudi Cup’. The world’s richest horse race is going to happen in Saudi Arabia on 29 February. Its prize money has been kept at 20 million dollars (about 143 crores). The winner will receive a cash prize of Rs 72 crore. At the same time, the runnerup will get Rs 25 crore. Not only this, the participant coming in 10th place will get a significant amount. The special thing is that Nicola Curie, one of the seven international women jockeys, will be the first female racer to race in Saudi Arabia.
It is believed that more than 10,000 spectators will arrive to watch The Saudi Cup. The main race of 1800 meters will be held on Abdul Aziz race track on Saturday.
Tom Ryan, director of strategy and international racing at Saudi’s Jockey Club, said – “The sport will promote the games in Saudi Arabia.” It will also be a major step towards opening the industry for international horses and building our identity on global racing.