Entries Out For World's Richest Race

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Mishriff winning the 2021 Saudi Cup | Coady Photography/VidHorse

Defending winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) as well as Breeders' Cup winners Knicks Go (Paynter), Life Is Good (Into Mischief) and Marche Lorraine (Jpn) (Orfevre {Jpn}) are among the entries for the $20-million G1 Saudi Cup which takes place on Feb. 26 at Riyadh. Connections of the 5-year-old Mishriff recently confirmed he is on track for the race, and the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Marche Lorraine is expected to conclude her racing career there. Breeders' Cup Classic winner Knicks Go and Dirt Mile victor Life Is Good are set to clash in the Jan. 29 GI Pegasus World Cup, which Knicks Go won last year before finishing fourth in the Saudi Cup. Knicks Go is set to stand stud at Taylor Made Farm this year for $30,000.

Also among the Saudi Cup entries are American Grade I winners Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow), Happy Saver (Super Saver), Art Collector (Bernardini) and Mandaloun (Into Mischief). Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who hasn't been seen since winning last year's G1 Dubai Turf, is among the entries for the Saudi Cup as well as the 2100m Neom Turf Cup, and that is also the case for G1 Coronation Cup winner and last-out G1 Hong Kong Vase second Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}). Last year's G1 Champion S. winner Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {Ire}) is entered for the Saudi Cup under the name of new trainer Francis Graffard, with Jerome Reynier's dual 2021 Group 1 winner Skalleti (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) also among the French contingent.

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