Taif Racing Season to offer $4.87m in prize money

Taif Racing Season to offer $4.87m in prize money
Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia. (Arriyadiyah)
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Updated 18 May 2021

Taif Racing Season to offer $4.87m in prize money

Taif Racing Season to offer $4.87m in prize money
  • Chairman of Saudi Jockey Club confirms introduction of new race categories for upcoming season

RIYADH: The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Taif Racing Season, which runs for four months from June 4, will consist of 24 events of eight races per day taking place on Fridays and Saturdays, Arabic sports daily Arriyadiyah reported.

The total prize money for the season will be $4.87 million (SR18.26 million), covering the 192 scheduled races.

Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of the Jockey Club, revealed that the season will see the introduction of a number of new races.

“The Taif season will witness the two Taif Cups for foals and foals aged two years, the two cups for mares and horses of ages three years, in addition to the Okaz Cup which is open for horses aged three years and more, and the King Faisal Cup for Arabian horses with a prize of 1 million riyals,” he said.