British-trained Mishriff wins richest horse race in world

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  • It didn’t take John Gosden too long to find a replacement for his stable star Enable. On Saturday 20 February, Mishriff, who won the French derby last year, won the $ 20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh which was worth £ 7.3 million.

    To put this type of cash prize in context, it’s comfortably more than Gosden will win in cash prizes in Europe, America, Australia and Mars throughout 2021.

    And, in one fell swoop, his talented jockey David Egan, 21, was nearly pushed onto the Sunday Times rich list – his win rate is likely higher than what he has earned in his entire career.

    Mishriff, who belongs to Prince Faisal, must now be considered the most versatile flat horse in the world, having won Group Ones on the Chantilly meadow and the world’s richest off-road race. Now he will have a chance to win a few extra pounds in the Dubai World Cup, after which the world is his oyster: the Bow and the Breeders …

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