Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Record Best Turned Out At Saudi Cup

National Treasure works ahead of Saudi Cup | The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia

Fasig-Tipton will sponsor a world-record Best Turned Out prize of $2,666 (SAR 10,000) for the world's richest race, the Group 1, $20 million Saudi Cup Feb. 24, the auction house said in a release early Friday.

Best Turned Out honors for each of the remaining eight races of The Saudi Cup Saturday card will also be offered, with prizes of $667 (SAR 2,500) to each winning groom. Fasig-Tipton will be represented on site by Anna Seitz (Director of Client Relations) and Michael Adolphson (Middle East Representative), who will help judge the contests.

The Saudi Cup's Saturday card boasts $33.5 million of the global showcase's record $37.6 million in purses, including two Group 1s. Seven Fasig-Tipton graduates will compete, topped by Power In Numbers (Girvin), Scotland Yard (Quality Road) and National Treasure (Quality Road) in G1 Saudi Cup.

Christopher Bevan, Chief Commercial Officer of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, said, “The racing industry is built around the people who take such good care of our equine athletes and we are very pleased to join forces with Fasig-Tipton to honor and recognize their efforts on our biggest race night of the year.”

“The Saudi Cup has stamped itself as one of the world's great race meetings and we are honored to take part, especially with so many great horsemen in the region having supported Fasig-Tipton over the years,” said Boyd Browning, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fasig-Tipton.

We are thankful to the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia for not only being part of our growing and gratifying relationship with the Middle East, but also allowing us to reward those who work so hard taking such great care of the beautiful animals so integral to our lives.”

Fasig-Tipton will also offer $2,666 (SAR 10,000) in Best Turned Out prizes on King Abdulaziz Cups Day, Mar. 9, including $400 (SAR 1,500) for both of the King Abdulaziz Cup races.

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