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The Ultimate Guide to the 2023 Saudi Cup: Schedule, Start Time, TV Channel, and Top Horses

The Saudi Cup is one of the biggest horse racing events in the world, featuring some of the most prestigious thoroughbred races in the sport. The 2023 edition of the Saudi Cup promises to be even bigger and more exciting than ever before, with a packed schedule of races and some of the world’s top horses competing for huge prize money. In this article, we’ll preview the 2023 Saudi Cup, including the schedule, start time, and TV channel.

The 2023 Saudi Cup is set to take place on February 25 and 26 at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will feature a total of nine races, with a combined prize pool of $30.5 million, making it one of the richest horse racing events in the world.

The highlight of the Saudi Cup is the eponymous race, which boasts a whopping $20 million purse, the largest ever for a horse race. The Saudi Cup is a 1800-meter race that features some of the best thoroughbred horses from around the world. Last year’s winner, Mishriff, is expected to defend his title in 2023, but he will face stiff competition from other top horses such as Life Is Good, Essential Quality, and Charlatan.

In addition to the Saudi Cup, there are eight other races on the schedule, including the $2.5 million Saudi Derby, the $1.5 million Riyadh Dirt Sprint, and the $1 million Saudi Oaks. The races will take place over the two-day event, with the Saudi Cup itself scheduled to take place on the second day.

The schedule for the 2023 Saudi Cup is as follows:

Day 1 – Friday, February 25:

  • Jockey Challenge
  • STC International Jockeys Challenge
  • The Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup
  • The Obaiya Arabian Classic

Day 2 – Saturday, February 26:

  • STC 1351 Cup
  • The STC Saudi Derby
  • The STC Riyadh Dirt Sprint
  • The STC Saudi Oaks
  • The Saudi Cup

The start time for the Saudi Cup will depend on your location, as the event takes place in Saudi Arabia, which is on Arabia Standard Time (AST). However, the Saudi Cup is usually scheduled to start around 8:30 pm AST, which is 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States.

If you want to watch the 2023 Saudi Cup, there are several TV channels that will be broadcasting the event live. In the United States, NBC Sports will be airing the event, while in the UK, the race will be shown on Sky Sports Racing. Fans in other countries should check their local TV listings to see where they can watch the event.

In conclusion, the 2023 Saudi Cup promises to be an unforgettable event, with some of the world’s top horses competing for record-breaking prize money. With a packed schedule of races and a global audience, this year’s event is sure to be a thrilling spectacle for horse racing fans everywhere.

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