The world’s richest horse race, the Saudi Cup, takes place this Saturday and will be shown live in Ireland on Virgin Media Two from 5 PM.

This is the second renewal of The Saudi Cup, which has a prize fund of more than €16 million.

It will be broadcast live to over 140 countries around the world including via a live stream on Twitter across the Middle East.

Fox Sports will carry the race live in the United States and Sky Sports Racing and Racing TV across the UK.

“We are pleased that so many people around the world will have the chance to follow the Saudi Cup on Saturday, February 20th, said Tom Ryan, Saudi Cup Strategic and International Racing Director, and former Racecourse Manager at Naas Racecourse.

“This is an important event in Saudi Arabia’s evolving society and continues to act as a launchpad to further development of our growing racing industry.”

There are no Irish trained runners in this year’s race but plenty from Britain with John Gosden, Andrew Balding and Sir Michael Stoute all sending runners to Riyadh.

Coming Soon: Tom Ryan will feature in a new series of Sport for Business Podcasts looking at Irish individuals who have travelled around the world and hold positions in the highest levels of international sport.


Sport for Business Partners