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
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
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
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 Meetings||64|
|Number of Races||608|
|Number of Individual Starters||1676|
|Average number of runners per race at Taif||15.22|
|Average number of runners per race at Riyadh||13.70|
MAJOR RACES (2014-15)
King Abdulaziz Race Course, Riyadh
|King Abdulaziz Cup||KSA G1||1600m||March|
|The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Bred)||KSA G1||2400m||January|
|The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Imports)||KSA G1||2400m||January|
|King Abdulaziz Racetrack Champion Cup||KSA G1||2000m||February|
|Crown Prince Cup (Saudi Bred)||KSA G2||2400m||January|
|Crown Prince Cup (Imports)||KSA G2||2400m||January|
|Prince Mohammed Ben Saud Alkabeer Cup||KSA G2||2000m||December|
|Ministry of Interior Cup||KSA G3||1800m||November|
|Ministry of Defense Cup||KSA G3||1800m||November|
|Ministry of Justice Cup||KSA G3||2000m||December|
|The Equestrian Club Board of Directors Cup||KSA G3||1600m||January|
|Ministry of National Guard Cup||KSA G3||1600m||February|
|Japan’s Cup||KSA G3||1600m||March|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cup||KSA G3||1800m||February|