Where to watch the horses at King Abdulaziz Racecourse
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Here are some great places to see the stars of the show at King Abdulaziz Racecourse.
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Raceday Stables and Saddling Yard

Over 100 horses are stabled at the northern end of the King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Racegoers can see into these stables from a viewing area close to the Parade Ring (not available at Saudi Cup).
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Parade Ring

Approximately 15 minutes before the start of their race, horses are led from the Day Stalls to the trackside Parade Ring. Racegoers can watch the horses parade, see the jockeys mount up and become familiar with race numbers and silks colours. Look for a combination of important traits in choosing your horse. Factors such as stamina, strength, speed and competitive nature all need to be considered when picking a winner. A shiny dappled coat often translates as a healthy horse. Is the horse calm and alert? If the horse’s head is up and they are looking around it means that they are alert and ready to race. Another positive indicator of alertness is if the horse’s ears are facing forward. A defined muscle tone over the horse’s buttocks and behind its rib cage points to a strong and healthy horse.
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Experience the exhilarating sights and sounds of a dozen thoroughbred racehorses thundering down towards you by watching a race from the fence.
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Watch each race unfold with panoramic views of the entire racetrack from the unreserved seating of the historic Grandstand. On many days, the Owners & Trainers Lounge on Level 3 is accessible to General Admission racegoers. Luxuriously appointed, air conditioned and with an excellent menu, the lounge offers unsurpassed racing views. A hidden gem.

Race Presentation

After major races there is a winner’s presentation in the Parade Ring. This is where the celebration continues for the jockeys, owners and trainers as winning sashes and trophies are presented, and the horses receive a deserved wash-down!
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Equine Welfare

Our priority with the Saudi Equestrian Authority is to ensure the safety and welfare of all horses, competing, training or retired at our venues.
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