Shane Foley claims Jockeys Challenge ahead of Saudi Cup day

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Fri, 2021-02-19 21:13

RIYADH: Early morning rain and grey skies slowly gave way to sunshine as the lucky few who attended the opening day of the 2021 Saudi Cup made their way to King Abdul Aziz Racecourse on the outskirts of Riyadh.

And for the second year running the International Jockeys Challenge was a worthy and exciting curtain-raiser to the world’s most valuable horse race on Saturday.

In particular, it proved memorable for overall winner Shane Foley, while Saudi jockey Adel Alfouraidi came in second, with veteran American Mike Smith third.

The overall International Jockeys Challenge winner Shane Foley. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
The overall International Jockeys Challenge winner Shane Foley (R), Saudi jockey Adel Alfouraidi (C) came in second, with veteran American Mike Smith (L) third. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
Images from the first day of action at the Saudi Cup weekend, for the second running of the event at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AN Photo/Huda Bashatah)
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