Saudi Arabia




The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comprises of an area of approximately 2,250,000 km2 (870,000 sq. miles) with an estimated population of 28 million.

The Equestrian Club was established in 1965 in accordance with the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs Licence. The Board of Directors was formed with eight members headed by H.R.H King Abdullah Ben ‘A/Aziz as Chairman.

At its first meeting the Board of Directors formed several committees and the current committees are:

The Club’s Executive Committee
The Higher Committee
Management & Financial Committee
Programme Committee
Stewards Committee
Selection Committee
Medical Committee
Race Course Committee
Public Relation Committee

Originally racing was held in a district of Riyadh called Al Malaz but once it became evident that the facilities could no longer support all the activities a new track was constructed at Al Janadriya Township with state of the art facilities. This facility was opened in January 2003.

The main track is 24m wide, 2000m in circumference with chutes 600m long. The track has floodlights a larger screen of 50 sq.m.

The Grandstand is a 1,700 sq. m. building comprising of six floors including restaurants, private boxes, broadcast and AV facilities and seating for 3500 spectators.

Name of Racing Authority: The Equestrian Club of Riyadh

Postal Address: P.O. Box 26323, Riyadh 11486, Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 (1) 254 0111, 254,0222: Fax +966 (1) 254 0503

Website: www.frusiya.com

Chairman of Board of Directors: H.R.H King Abdullah Ben A/Aziz

Chairman of Higher Committee: H.R.H. Prince Mitib bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

Director General: Adel Abdullah Al Mazroa

Stewards Committee:

Mikhlid Al-Utaibi, Mansoor Al-Qahtani, Fahd Al-Duosary, Abdullah Al-Abdulwahab, Khalid Al-Marzoqi and Phil Tuck (advisor)

Racing Season: All year round with breaks between the seasons at Riyadh and Taif

Number of Racecourses:2
Number of Race Meetings64
Number of Races608
Number of Individual Starters1676
Average number of runners per race at Taif15.22
Average number of runners per race at Riyadh13.70
Total PrizemoneyUS$11.5m


MAJOR RACES (2014-15)

King Abdulaziz Race Course, Riyadh


NameGroupDistanceMonth
King Abdulaziz CupKSA G11600mMarch
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Bred)KSA G12400mJanuary
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Imports)KSA G12400mJanuary
King Abdulaziz Racetrack Champion CupKSA G12000mFebruary
Crown Prince Cup (Saudi Bred)KSA G22400mJanuary
Crown Prince Cup (Imports)KSA G22400mJanuary
Prince Mohammed Ben Saud Alkabeer CupKSA G22000mDecember
Ministry of Interior CupKSA G31800mNovember
Ministry of Defense CupKSA G31800mNovember
Ministry of Justice CupKSA G32000mDecember
The Equestrian Club Board of Directors CupKSA G31600mJanuary
Ministry of National Guard CupKSA G31600mFebruary
Japan’s CupKSA G31600mMarch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs CupKSA G31800mFebruary