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In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

American horse Maximum Security on Saturday won the $20 million Saudi Cup, the world's richest race, in a stunning comeback after being disqualified from the top spot in last year's Kentucky Derby. The four-year-old prevailed by three-quarters of a length over American champion Midnight Bisou at the King Abdulaziz racecourse in the capital Riyadh to take home the $10 million winner's share of the inaugural race.

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Jockey Luis Saez celebrating on his horse Maximum Security after winning the 20 million US dollar race, the final race of the Saudi Cup -- the world's richest horserace -- at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Jenadriyah near the capital Riyadh. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Neville Hopwood

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Maximum Security wins Saudi Cup ridden by Luis Saez at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Martin Dokoupil

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (L) holding the winner's trophy as he attends the final race of the Saudi Cup -- the world's richest horserace -- at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Jenadriyah near the capital Riyadh.  Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Winning jockey Luis Saez (C) who won the 20 million US dollar race, the final race of the Saudi Cup -- the world's richest horserace -- at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Jenadriyah near the capital Riyadh.  Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Maximum Security wins Saudi Cup ridden by Luis Saez at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Doug DeFelice

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

New York Central wins the Saudia Cup Sprint ridden by Irad Ortiz from Matera Sky owned by Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdulaziz. Image: Jockey Club of Saudia Arabia/Neville Hopwood

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Full Flat wins the Samba Saudi Derby Cup ridden by Yutake Take. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Neville Hopwood

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Tallaab Al Khalediah wins the Obaiya Cup ridden by Roberto Perez. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Neville Hopwood

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Call The Wind wins the Longines Turf ridden by Olivier Peslier. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Neville Hopwood

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Dark Power (grey) wins the STC1351 Turf from Mubtasim ridden by Frankie Dettori. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Doug DeFelice

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Port Lions 6 wins the Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup from Deirdre (middle red) For The Top (far gold/black) ridden by Adrie de Vries. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Doug DeFelice

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled

In pictures: Maximum Security wins the world's richest horse race

Saudi Cup Day. Image: Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia/Mahmoud Khaled