Sports Boulevard partners with Jockey Club at the world’s most valuable horse race “Saudi Cup”
21. 02. 2023

The Sports Boulevard Foundation (SBF) has signed a strategic partnership with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, making Sports Boulevard a strategic partner for the region’s most prestigious horse race, “Saudi Cup 2023”.

The partnership was signed in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, the Chairman of the Equestrian Authority and the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, and Ms. Jayne McGivern, the CEO of Sports Boulevard Foundation.

The Chairman of the Equestrian Authority and the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, said: “We are happy that the Sports Boulevard Foundation is a strategic partner for the 2023 Saudi Cup. Sports Boulevard’s ambitious goal to facilitate access to equestrian sports aligns with our own mission. Together we will promote equestrian sports people across Riyadh City.”

Ms. Jayne McGivern, CEO of the Sports Boulevard Foundation expressed the Sports Boulevard’s commitment to horseracing and equestrianism and said: “Horse-riding and other equine activities are a central pillar of Sports Boulevard’s vision to transform Riyadh city into an innovative destination for a healthy and athletic lifestyle. The history of horseracing and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is inseparable, with all thoroughbred horses descended from Arabian bloodlines. As a globally famous horse racing event, the Saudi Cup is an inspiration for our ambitions and this partnership is the perfect platform to encourage community engagement.”

The Saudi Cup will be taking place on February 24th and 25th at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.

Visitors to the Saudi Cup will have the opportunity to visit the Sports Boulevard Booth and learn about the Sports Boulevard’s ambitious plans and the opportunities it is creating for Riyadh city.

The race has a combined purse prize of more than $35m which makes the Saudi Cup, now in its fourth year, the most valuable horse racing event in the world. The greatest racehorses, jockeys, trainers and owners, will be welcomed by the organisers, with confirmed riders including Frankie Dettori, Caitlin Jones (winner of the 2022 IJC), Joao Moreira and Chantal Sutherland.