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Maximum Security Reaches Global Acclaim in Saudi Cup

Maximum Security Reaches Global Acclaim in Saudi Cup

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – New year, new silks, same results for the American sensation Maximum Security on Saturday as he reached global acclaim in the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup, the world’s richest horse race, at King Abdulaziz Racetrack. Sent from the barriers as the 6/5 stateside favorite under Luis… Read More

New York Central Nails Matera Sky at Wire in Saudia Sprint Cup

New York Central Nails Matera Sky at Wire in Saudia Sprint Cup

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – A roaring rally in the late stages propelled New York Central past a desperate Matera Sky right at the wire to win the $1.5 million Saudia Sprint Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack. Breaking from the barriers at 10/1 stateside odds under American rider Irad Ortiz, Jr., New York… Read More

Port Lions Claims First Saudi Arabian Turf Race For Bahrain

Port Lions Claims First Saudi Arabian Turf Race For Bahrain

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The $1,000,000 Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup was the first-ever turf race to be held at King Abdulaziz Racetrack and the top spot went to the Bahrain-based Port Lions for trainer Fawzi Nass. After missing the start, Port Lions had to settle with sitting in the back… Read More

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BLINKERS OFF 428: Fountain of Youth and Saudi Cup Previews and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 428: Fountain of Youth and Saudi Cup Previews and Rapid-Fire

The Racing Dudes preview the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2), a Kentucky Derby prep race, from Gulfstream Park (11:34 – 26:38). The Dudes also preview the $20 million Saudi Cup from King Abdulaziz Racetrack featuring McKinzie, Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou, and more (26:59 – 36:56). Then the Dudes give rapid-fire… Read More

Full Flat Lands First Saudi Arabian Win For Japan

Full Flat Lands First Saudi Arabian Win For Japan

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Japanese-trained 3-year-old Full Flat grabbed his first triumph overseas under his regular rider Yutaka Take in the $800,000 Samba Saudi Derby Cup over 1600m on dirt at King Abdulaziz Racetrack. The race was led by Saudi Arabian homebred Rajee Allah while Full Flat was sitting handily… Read More

Local Star A Class Apart In Obaiya Cup

Local Star A Class Apart In Obaiya Cup

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – On Saturday evening, at the packed King Abdulaziz racecourse, the 2018 Dubai Kahayla Classic winner Tallaab Al Khalediah overcame a 10-month absence to lift the inaugural Obaiya Cup (Arabian Classic), now the richest event in the Purebred Arabian racing world with prize-money of  $1,900,000. Ridden by… Read More

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French Delight In Longines Turf Handicap

French Delight In Longines Turf Handicap

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – World-class jockey Olivier Peslier had to use all his experience to weave his way between horses on the Freddy Head-trained Call The Wind to win Saturday’s $2,500,000 Longines Turf Handicap at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack. Call The Wind recorded a two-and-a-half length success which seemed somewhat… Read More

Dark Power A Driving Winner Of STC 1351 Turf Sprint

Dark Power A Driving Winner Of STC 1351 Turf Sprint

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – In only the second race ever over the new King Abdulaziz Racetrack turf course, Bahrain-based Dark Power displayed his prowess for the unique 1351m distance in the well-labelled $1,000,000 stc 1351 Turf Sprint, running down Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby-trained Mubtasim under a beautifully-timed Frankie Dettori ride. Owned… Read More

Shancelot Continues Working Toward Riyadh

Shancelot Continues Working Toward Riyadh

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Crawford Farms Racing’s Shancelot continued his string of works on Monday as he prepares to make his 2020 debut in the inaugural $1.5 million Riyadh Dirt Sprint for trainer Jorge Navarro. With Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz aboard, Shancelot breezed an easy 5 furlongs over the Gulfstream… Read More

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