Emblem Road runs out a shock 80-1 winner in $20MILLION Saudi Cup – What We Know!

Emblem Road runs out a shock 80-1 winner in $20MILLION Saudi Cup

Emblem Highway runs out a shock 80-1 winner in $20MILLION Saudi Cup to take victory forward of US pair Nation Grammer and Midnight Bourbon in world’s richest horse race

  • Emblem Highway beat Bob Baffert-trained Nation Grammar by a half-length
  • Ridden by Wiggy Ramos, the Saudi-trained horse ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.52 
  • Turning into the straight, he was solely seventh however launched an unbelievable cost

Emblem Highway was a shock winner of the world’s richest horse race, the Saudi Cup in Riyadh on Saturday.

The Saudi-trained horse rallied with a large, sweeping transfer on the skin to win the $20million (£14.9m) Saudi Cup at 80-1 odds.

Emblem Highway beat Bob Baffert-trained Nation Grammar by a half-length and beat out the US horse and Midnight Bourbon.

Emblem Highway was a shock 80-1 winner of the world’s richest horse race, the Saudi Cup

Ridden by Wiggy Ramos, Emblem Highway ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.52 on the planet’s richest horse race at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.

Turning into the straight, the US-bred horse was solely seventh and with half a furlong to run was nonetheless a size down however in the end took the victory to earn $10m (£7.4m) for the win.

It was an enormous win for Saudi-based coach Mitab Almulawah and proprietor Prince Saud Bin Salman Abdulaziz. Their different entry, Making Miracles, completed fourth. 

The Saudi-trained horse beat Bob Baffert-trained Country Grammar by a half-length

The Saudi-trained horse beat Bob Baffert-trained Nation Grammar by a half-length

Emblem Highway has seven wins in 9 profession begins. His sire, High quality Highway, was a standout who gained the Florida Derby and different Grade 1 races within the US. 

Ridden by Flavien Prat, 5-year-old Nation Grammar was coming off a 270-day layoff. He had not raced since profitable the Hollywood Gold Cup final Might. He earned $3.5m (£2.6m) for ending second.

Baffert was handed a 90-day suspension by Kentucky racing officers that’s set to start March 8. He plans to enchantment.

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