Riyadh - SPA
On Behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH Crown Prince Patronizes 2nd Edition of Saudi Cup Ceremony
On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Honorary President of the Horse Races' Club, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense patronized here tonight the ceremony of the Saudi Cup 2021, in its second edition, which is the most valuable in the history of the world horse races, at King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field, in Riyadh.
On arrival at the venue, HRH the Crown Prince was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor at the Royal Court, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Equestrian Commission and Chairman of the Horse Races' Club and Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to Austria and Member of the Board of Directors of the Horse Races' Club.
Following playing the national anthem, horses taking part in the race were introduced into the parade track, before HRH the Crown Prince, in a two round parade, prior to starting the race. All participant jockeys have also taken part in the parade.
Then, the 8th game on the Saudi Cup kicked off.
Following its end, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense went to the awarding podium, offering congratulations to Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Faisal, owner of horse Mishriff, who raised high the Saudi Cup, as the winner of the race.
HRH the Crown Prince also offered congratulations to the trainer of the winning horse John Gosden and the Jockey David Egan.
Then, HRH Crown Prince left King Abdulaziz Equestrian Square.
The race ceremony of the Saudi Cup was attended by Prince Abdulrahman Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Najran Region, Prince Ahmed bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Region, Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prince Faisal bin Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The ceremony was attended also by Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of the Bahraini King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy of the Chairman of the Higher Council for Youth and Sports, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, President of the Higher Equestrian Club and Horse Race and Sheikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa.
It was attended also by several ministers, distinguished guests of the Saudi Cup ceremony and various owners of participating horses.