Saudi Cup 2023 runners, draw, prize money and betting for world’s richest horse race

Bundles of cash on offer here...


The latest running of the world’s richest horse race takes place this weekend.

A mammoth $20million prize pot is on offer in the 2023 Saudi Cup and while the runners will be unfamiliar names to Irish and UK Flat racing fans, Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore are booked to ride a couple of leading contenders.

The 2023 Saudi Cup will be the third renewal of the dirt race and it has been won on all previous occasions by four-year-olds, including the John Gosden-trained Mishriff in 2021.

You can run the rule over our Saudi Cup odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s race can be found below.

Saudi Cup 2023 date and post time

The Saudi Cup takes place at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 25. The post time is set for 17:35 GMT.

Saudi Cup 2023 runners, riders and draw

Cafe Pharaoh Joao Moreira (13)
Country Grammer Frankie Dettori (10)
Crown Pride Damian Lane (3)
Emblem Road Alexis Moreno (8)
Geoglyph Christophe-Patrice Lemaire (12)
Jun Light Bolt Ryan Moore (6)
Panthalassa Yutaka Yoshida (1)
Remorse Tadhg O’Shea (7)
Scotland Yard Victor Gutierrez (4)
Taiba Mike E Smith (2)
Vin De Garde Mickael Barzalona (9)
Lagertha Rhyme Ricardo Ferreira (11)
Sunset Flash A Alsarhani (5)

Saudi Cup 2023 prize money

As previously mentioned, the Saudi Cup boasts a $20m prize pot and the first horse past the post bags half of that sum for connections. The winning jockey is estimated to earn 10 per cent of the winner’s cut!

1st: $10,000,000
2nd: $3,500,000
3rd: $2,000,000
4th: $1,500,000
5th: $1,000,000
6th: $600,000
7th: $500,000
8th: $400,000
9th: $300,000
10th: $200,000

Saudi Cup 2023 betting

Saudi Cup odds are on and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Taiba is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Saudi Cup as the Gun Runner colt bids to rattle off a fourth Group 1 victory on his first trip overseas for trainer Bob Baffert.

Last year’s Dubai World Cup winner Country Grammer is next in our betting as Frankie Dettori attempts to ride a big winner in his final season in the saddle.

Ryan Moore’s ride Jun Light Bolt is also prominent in our market after the Japanese runner brought up a hat-trick last time out in December’s lucrative Champions Cup.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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