The Sport of Kings
Organised by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia and run at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Cup is a two-day festival of international racing headlined by the USD$20m Saudi Cup – the world’s most valuable race.
Established in 2020 with the second renewal set to be run on Saturday February 20, 2021, the Saudi Cup day card carries a total prize purse of $30.5m and features dirt and turf races for the highest calibre racehorses in the world.
The inaugural running of The Saudi Cup saw 22 Group or Grade 1 winners compete across an eight-race card for a total prize pot of USD$29.2m. In 2021 the prize purse was increased to $30.5m and the number of Group and Grade 1 winners entered to run went up to 31. Adding even more international flavour in February 2021 is the newly founded $500,000 Saudi International Handicap, introduced for horses trained in developing racing nations.
MOOV will once again be onsite in Riyadh to provide graphics for the main race coverage as well as the impressive videowalls that adorn the racetrack. Using dual channel Chyron Prime engines we will be providing the race graphics in both English and Arabic, driven by our own Horse Racing Software, first developed for the Saudi Cup in 2020.
Since October, and culminating in the Dubai World Cup next month, MOOV have also been providing ‘big screen’ graphics at the Meydan racetrack as well as Studio Graphics for the Racing TV coverage of the Dubai horse racing calendar. We have worked on this project for a number of years with our partners Timeline TV and Racing TV, however this year it is a little different was we’ve been doing the whole production remotely from Ealing.