Inaugural Saudi Cup To Be Televised On FS1

Live coverage of the inaugural Saudi Cup airs Saturday, Feb. 29 at noon Eastern on FS1. The field for the Saudi Cup, the world’s richest race with a $20 million purse, is headlined by 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and will include a collection of standout runners from around the world. The Saudi Cup will be […]

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Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou Get First Looks At Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse

A group of 12 American racehorses got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 19 when they touched down ahead of the $29.2 million Saudi Cup day. First off the lorry at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse Quarantine Facility was the Jason Servis-trained four-time Grade 1 winner and Saudi Cup contender, Maximum Security. […]

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Saudi Cup Field Close To Complete With Several American-Based Contenders

The Saudi Cup announced Wednesday what is nearing a final field for the inaugural $20 million race Feb. 29 at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Six of the 11 announced entrants are based in the U.S.: Bob Baffert trained McKinzie and Mucho Gusto, 3-year-old champion Maximum Security, champion dirt female Midnight Bisou, […]

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Baffert Relishes Mucho Gusto’s Pegasus Win From Afar; Colt Earns Invitation To Saudi Cup

Idle since fourth in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby Sept. 29, Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita-based Mucho Gusto ran the race of his life in yesterday’s Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream, winning by 4 ½ lengths while getting a mile and one eighth in 1:48.85. Ridden for the first time in […]

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Gift Box May Skip World Cups, Stay Home For Santa Anita Handicap

Gift Box, who worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20, “might stay here” for the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, trainer John Sadler said Saturday morning. The 6-year-old gray son of Twirling Candy won the Big ‘Cap by a nose last April but also has been listed as under consideration for the […]

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No Pegasus For McKinzie; Baffert Trainee Will Make Next Start In Saudi Cup

Though the 5-year-old son of Street Sense made the list of invitees to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup, McKinzie’s first start of 2020 won’t come until the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 29, trainer Bob Baffert told on Sunday. Most recently the runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Classic behind Vino Rosso, McKinzie’s highlight […]

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‘Spry’ Midnight Bisou Preparing For Saudi Cup At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner up Midnight Bisou arrived at the Fair Grounds on Friday morning, according to, to prepare to race against males for the first time in the $20 million Saudi Cup. “I was amazed how good her attitude was, how spry and how well she came back,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It was […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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