2021 Saudi Cup Betting Tips, Free Bets & Live Streaming

The US$20 million Saudi Cup is the world's newest big ticket event.

Running for the first time in 2020 at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, in Saudi Arabia the winner of the 1800m race will pocket $10 million, making the race the world's most value horse race.

2021 Saudi Cup Betting Tips

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2021 Saudi Cup Betting Odds

Knicks Go3/1
Military Law10/1
Chuwa Wizard10/1

*Odds taken from William Hill on 17/2/21*

2021 Saudi Cup Dates

The 2021 Saudi Cup will be run on Saturday 20th February.

2021 Saudi Cup Runners

US horses dominated the inaugural running of the Saudi Cup last year. 2/1 favourite, Maximum Security came out on top, beating three of his countrymen and Benbatl, who was beaten three lengths back in third.

Once again, US Raider dominate the market for Saturday renewal, and it's Charlatan who tops the current Saudi Cup betting.

Bob Baffert's charge looked to have booked his spot in the Kentucky Derby with a powerful triumph in the Arkansas Derby. However, Charlatan returned a positive sample, and his disqualification meant he could no longer compete with the likes of Tiz The Law and Authentic in the battle for the Triple Crown.

Charlatan impressed in his warm-up for the Saudi Cup when romping to victory in the Malibu Stakes in December, and he has winning form over this longer distance.

Knicks Go has now won all four of his races for Brad Cox, following an impressive victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile with a three-length triumph in the Pegasus World Cup. Joel Rosario's mount clearly has a very high cruising speed, as he's made all the running during all four of his victories, and plenty of high-quality rivals have failed to peg him back.

The leading British contender in the betting is Mishriff, who won the French Derby at Chantilly last season. John Gosden's four-year-old also has experience running in Riyadh, having finished second in the Saudi Derby last February. 

Military Law has been in great form since moving from Gosden's yard to Musabbeh Al Mheiri, winning Listed and Grade Two events, while also finishing second to Benbatl and Matterhorn. The form of his recent Al Maktoum Challenge win is working out well two, as the third-placed horse beat the second in a similar event last week.

Tacitus finished fifth behind Maximum Security in this race 12 months ago, and has been running consistently since. Max Player finished third and fifth twice in the Triple Crown races last season, and he too has to be respected.

Chuwa Wizard will represent Japan, and coming into the Saudi Cup having beaten Gold Dream in the Grade One Champions Cup. The top two from November's Bahrain Trophy, Simsir and Global Giant could also make an appearance.

2021 Saudi Cup Barrier Draw

As soon as the final field and barrier draw is conducted for the 2020 Saudi Cup we will update this page with the latest information.

Saudi Cup History

The Saudi Cup is set to become the richest horse race in the sport’s history when it runs for the first time ever in 2020. 

The inaugural contest was run in Riyadh in February 2020 will be worth US$20 million, half of which goes directly to the winner. The race is designed to stamp Saudi Arabia as a global force in the world of horse racing.

Well-backed favourite, Maximum Security won the inaugural running of the Saudi Cup, beating US counterpart Midnight Bisou and Benbatl to claim the staggering first prize.

Saudi Cup Live Streaming

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Saudi Cup 2020 Result

1st - Maximum Security
2nd - Midnight Bisou 
3rd - Benbatl 

Maximum Security
Maximum Security took out the 2020 Saudi Cup (Getty images)

Saudi Cup FAQ

When is the 2021 Saudi Cup?

The first ever Saudi Cup is to be held on February 27 at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack, which is located in Saudi Arabia.

What time does the 2021 Saudi Cup start?

The Saudi Cup is scheduled to start at 18.00 GMT and is the headline event on a stacked card at the King Abdulaziz racecourse in Saudi Arabia.

What races get you an invitation to the Saudi Cup?

As 2020, the Pegasus World Cup, which is run in America, is the one event that will gain you an automatic invite to the Saudi Cup.

Where is the 2021 Saudi Cup held?

King Abdulaziz Racetrack, which is located in Saudi Arabia plays host to the first ever running of the Saudi Cup, which is a dirt track.

Is the 2021 Saudi Cup the world's richest race?

There's US $20 million on offer for the first ever running of the Saudi Cup at the King Abdulaziz racecourse in Saudi Arabia, which makes it the world's most valuable race.

How much is the Saudi Cup worth?

There is a total prize pool of US$20 million for the Saudi Cup, with $10 going to the winner and the remainder of the money being distributed to the horses in correspondence with their finishing positions.