Racing TV secures exclusive British rights for the Saudi Cup 

Racing TV has won the exclusive British rights for the Saudi Cup, the world’s richest horserace

Racing TV has secured the exclusive British broadcast rights to the world’s richest horserace, the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh tomorrow (Saturday 24 February).

The showpiece race, run over a distance of 1,800 metres at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse, has attracted some of the finest thoroughbreds from around the globe.

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, the big American hope, White Abarrio heads a strong 14-horse field but will face a stiff challenge from Japanese duo, 2023 Dubai World Cup winner Ushba Tesoro and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Derma Sotogake.

The day itself boasts a combined prize fund of $37.35 million, and the card is enhanced by two Group 2 races and three Group 3 races for Thoroughbreds as well as two Group 1 contests for Purebred Arabians.

There is a strong British and Irish contingent and one of the highlights will be the $2 million Howden Neom Turf at 4.10pm, in which Aidan O’Brien’s classy Luxembourg takes on Sir Alex Ferguson’s Spirit Dancer, who won the prestigious Bahrain International Trophy in November.

The leading horseracing channel will broadcast the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia’s official World Feed programme, fronted by Racing TV presenters, Nick Luck and Tom Stanley.

Saturday’s feature races are (all GMT): 3.25pm, 4.10pm, 4.50pm and Saudi Cup at 5.35pm.

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