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Saudi Cup 2021 Tips & Betting Guide

Who will win the Saudi Cup? Racing fans across the world look forward to one of the richest racing events in the world, the Saudi Cup 2021. to be raced at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 20th of February.

The nine furlong race on dirt will attract number of the world’s best race horses and will be the feature race of the two day meeting. The Saudi Cup is worth US$20 million with over US$30m prize money on offer across the two day meeting. The US$20 million prize makes the race the richest horse race in the world.

The first Saudi Cup was raced February 2020. It was quite a cultural event with the kingdom’s first turf race track unveiled as well as the first female jockeys to ride.


The Saudi Cup 2021 will be raced February 20th.

The Saudi Cup Cup is raced over 9 furlongs (1800 metres) at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Cup Tips 2021

Our racing expert Stephen Harris has delivered his best bets for the Saudi Cup. He’s backing Mucho Gusto as his best tip for the Saudi Cup 2021 while he thinks Charlatan is the best value bet.

Best Bet Mucho Gusto Odds
Value Bet Charlatan Odds

Odds as at 2pm 6th January 2021. Odds may now differ

Saudi Cup Tips – Best Bet

Mucho Gusto

With twenty million dollars in prize money on offer (ten million to the winner), this elite 14 runner field is sure to one of the best in world racing at the moment. Bob Baffert’s high class American raider has now won 6 of his 13 career starts, and boasts crucial Riyadh experience in the book as he finished a cracking fourth behind Maximum Security in the first running of the Saudi Cup in 2020. He has been prepared for this race ever since, just running the once at Santa Anita on Boxing Day as a prepearation, and should go really close in February with that run under his belt.

Bet on Mucho Gusto to win the Saudi Cup

Saudi Cup Tips – Value Bet


Bob Baffert’s unbeaten 4-y-o colt has not won all four career starts so far, and is very much in the “could be anything category”. He barely came off the bridle to win at Santa Anita over Christmas and would be entitled to maximum respect if taking this huge jump up in class for his very astute connections.

Bet on Charlatan to win the Saudi Cup

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As interest in the Saudi Cup grows, so too will bookmaker offers for the world’s richest horse race. Saudi Cup bookmaker offers will be available in the lead up to the race and we’ll provide the best offers available for the Saudi Cup 2021.

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How To Bet On The Saudi Cup

Our guide to betting on the Saudi Cup is coming soon. Our racing expert Stephen Harris will share his thoughts on he approaches finding value in the Saudi Cup.

Saudi Cup UK Horses

No matter what the race, anywhere in the world, you will see a number of entrants from the United Kingdom. The Saudi Cup 2021 will be no different with horse representing the UK and Ireland. As we approach the race, Stephen Harris takes a look at the best UK horses to feature at this year’s Saudi Cup.

Benbatl Saeen bin Suroor’s globetrotting star has won 8 of his 20 career starts, and showed a definite liking for this track when third behind Maximum Security in the 2020 running of the race. He returned from that run with a fair third at Newmarket in the Autumn, and will begin his camoaign this season fresher than most of his rivals from around the world.
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Odds as at 2pm 6th January 2021. Odds may now differ

History of the Saudi Cup

The first Saudi Cup was raced in 2020 with the Jason Servis trained and Luis Saez ridden Maximum Security coming home strong to win the race from Midnight Bisou, Benbatl and Mucho Gusto in a time of 1:50:48.

2020 Saudi Cup Results

1st Maximum Security L Saez 3.50
2nd Midnight Bisou M Smith 9.0
3rd Bebatl O Murphy 7.0
4th Mucho Gusto I Ortiz jr 7.0
5th Tacitus J Lezcano 16.0
6th Gold Dream C Lemaire 31.0
7th Chrysoberyl C Soumillon 11.0
8th Mjjack A Aloufi 51.0
9th Magic Wand R Moore 31.0
10th Gronkowski F Dettori 31.0
11th McKinzie J Rosario 4.0
12th Great Scot A Moreno 51.0
13th North America R Mullen 31.0
14th Capezzano M Barzalona 11.0