Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, concluded the Saudi Cup on Saturday – the world’s richest horse race – at King Abdulaziz racecourse, Riyadh.,
The closing ceremony event was the highlight of the third edition of the Saudi Cup, organized by The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA), across February 25 and 26, 2022, that saw a thrilling second day race card that ended the two-day international racing festival in sensational style.
Packed stands at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse enjoyed an afternoon and evening of high-quality racing featuring a mix of the world’s best horses and jockeys, alongside locally bred and featured talent, with the participation of 16 countries and 240 horses The race completed a spectacular weekend two-day festival of racing with the meeting offering total prize money of US$ 35.1 million.
Global luxury vehicle manufacturer, Lexus, expressed its great pride in participating in this unique global event as a platinum partner.
On the second day, at the end of the races, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz presented the coveted Saudi Cup to home-owned and trained Emblem Road who won against a world-class international field of thoroughbreds to edge out a thrilling race in front of jubilant home fans at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.
This year's edition hosted the Obaiya Arabian Classic Group 2, presented by Lexus, Dirt over 2000m with a prize of US$ 2 million. Hadi De Carrere, ridden by Olivier Peslier and owned by Khalifa bin Sheail Al Kuwari, won the race and was crowned by Raad Al Saady, Vice President Mobility, at Abdul Latif Jameel.
Al Saady expressed his happiness at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors’ presence as a platinum partner for this global event, which has now firmly established its position at the very forefront of the world’s annual horse racing calendar and is also one of the key social and sporting occasions on the growing agenda of events in the Kingdom.
Al Saady indicated that Lexus' participation in this main event arises from their great faith in and support for the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and its programs that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals and families and engage them in cultural, entertainment and sports activities.
Visitors and guests of the Saudi Cup had the opportunity to experience the iconic automotive design and luxury of Lexus LX600 and discover the distinctive styling and dynamic performance of the Lexus LC 500.