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LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will patronize the Saudi Cup ceremony that will take place on Saturday evening at the King Abdul Aziz Racecourse in Janadriyah.

The world’s most valuable horses will participate in the most expensive horse race in the world, with prizes amounting to $30.5 million, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

A total of 77 horses from 13 countries will participate in the meeting, with the winner of the Saudi Cup race awarded with a $20 million prize.  

Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of the Equestrian High Commission, thanked the crown prince for patronizing the world’s richest race that will take place in the Kingdom for the second time. 

“The Saudi Cup has become the focus of attention and equestrian fans from all over the world are following it. We notice this through the volume of participation in the second edition which witnesses the presence of the most prominent horses, trainers and cavalrymen in the world,” Prince Bandar said.