Winning big in Riyadh
18.11.2011 - 18.11.2011 27 °C
Winning Big in Riyadh
I was very kindly invited to the Corona Ladies Charity event at King Abdulaziz Race Track NE of Riyadh courtesy of the Jadawel compound managers Barry and Bernie.
A marvellous place with not much expense spared, we had a sponsors box high up in the stand next to the Royal Box. Races started at 3:15 in a nice 30Deg of sun finishing at 6:30 in the dark. We were treated to 8 races. We were also treated to a great food buffet - sadly the hopes that a 'Corona' event would yield a bucket of ice-cold Coronas were not to be!
Gambling is not allowed in Saudi Arabia. However you can 'bet' on the races - effectively you buy tickets 5SR (£1) each and put them in a hat/box of the horse that you like. Should that horse win then you are in the raffle with the other winning tickets, a ticket is drawn and then you win.
I managed to pick 4 winners in the 8 races and was lucky enough to win 400SR (£65) so a great result, Bernie also won too - see the last photo! :-)
All in all a great day out.