2021 SAUDI CUP World’s Richest Horse Race

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The race is notable for its 20 million dollar purse,[3] which makes it the most lucrative event in horse racing.[4]

The race is held four weeks after the $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Florida, and four weeks before the $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, making it possible for horses in those races to compete.

In 2021, the Pegasus World Cup and the Champions Cup at Chukyo Racecourse, Japan were ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifiers for the Saudi Cup.

Other ‘Win and You’re In’ races for Saudi Cup day are the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf as a qualifier for the Middle Distance Turf Cup, and the Capella Stakes as a qualifier for the Riyadh Dirt Sprint.