I happened to bump into Bill on facebook the other day and mentioned the race, and he had some advice and offered to help. Here’s the conversation (I hope you don’t mind, Bill!):
Me: hey bill, how’s it going?….you guys on IRPAC need to seriously consider the King’s Cup in Saudi for Listed race status
Bill: Sid, you have sinned. There is no IRPAC talk allowed on FB. What will my children think? Seriously though, I simply need the right Saudi contact to write me with an application for consideration for upgraded status. It should go through the ARF before reaching IRPAC for proper governance. Happy to help from my end.
Well, there it is, simple as that. It’s in Riyadh’s court now. (ARF=Asian Racing Federation)
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