King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field

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The $20 million Saudi Cup, the richest horse race in the world, is held in Riyadh. The King Abdulaziz Racetrack, also known as King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field, is where Riyadh's racing action takes place. This field is a massive oval of sand and grass lit at night by enormous floodlights. The track displays Saudi Arabia's long and uninterrupted equestrian legacy; King Abdulaziz, the nation's founding monarch. He was the last military ruler to triumph in combat from the saddle. The 5,000-seat grandstand provides a view of the racecourse and the finish line while enormous screens broadcast the action, including crowd scenes, up-close shots of the horses and jockeys, and the actual races. A leaderboard's results are flashed in real-time so that spectators don't miss a beat. The atmosphere is electric on racing days. Riyadh's horse racing season typically runs from October to March, with the dizzyingly thrilling Saudi Cup as its grand finale. The track holds races throughout the season that are, on average, worth roughly $30,000 each and are attended by a diverse group of riders and horses from across the world. If you're a lover of the sport, you'll get the opportunity to watch some of the top racehorses in the world in action, including animals owned by Saudi Arabia, on their home ground. If you're not, it's a fantastic day out and a chance to socialize with people of all ages, cultures, and origins. The Saudi Cup The Saudi Cup, which will be held for the first time in 2020 and offer a $20 million reward, is the highlight of the kingdom's racing calendar. The race is nine furlongs (about 1,800 meters) long and is run on dirt. With a maximum field of 14 runners, the winning horse receives $10 million, while the horses down to tenth place split another $10 million among themselves. Sixteen races are held throughout the first Saudi Cup weekend, including several on grass, a first in the nation's racing history.

How to explore King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field?

  • If you are a designer, student, or freelancer, enter the Saudi Cup Design competition to build the winning trophies for the eight races' owners, trainers, and jockeys.
  • Visit the Horse Heritage Museum in between races to see the prehistoric equine skeleton that illustrates Saudi Arabia's long history of horse breeding and antique items and drawings.
  • Enter the virtual reality room to witness the multimedia history of Saudi Arabian horse racing.
  • Horses frequently serve as the main characters in big motion pictures and have an important place in human history. A multiple-projector video system will offer you an immersive experience in the Dome.
  • In the designated Coffee Lounge on the track, you can taste the five regional flavors from each region of Saudi Arabia.
  • Children aged six to twelve can spend the afternoon in the outdoor kid's zone, where they can participate in various equestrian-related games and crafts. They will get the ideal introduction to the horse world in this safe atmosphere.
  • You can unwind to the sounds of musical performances in the MOC Lounge while perusing the various books on an exhibit about horse breeding and racing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Witness the 100 Saudi Brands initiative, a program for Saudi fashion designers. Get ready to be wowed by Saudi Arabian fashion in this program, where local designers present sustainable and inclusive heritage designs reimagined for contemporary wear.
  • A 3D holographic display can be found at the Al Khayla and Al Obeya Enclosure. With the aid of holography, a wavefront can be captured and later rebuilt.
  • Visit the grandstand café, which offers up both on-the-go bites and a fine-dining restaurant with a birds-eye view of the track.
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Address of King Abdulaziz Equestrian Field

Al Jenadriyah Road Al Thumamah Road, Riyadh 13645 Saudi Arabia

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