|Biographical detail : ||Publisher and race-horse owner of Saudi Arabia.
Prince Ahmed passion for horses led to successes, in 2002 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem in the USA, and also in 1999 with Oath at Epsom in the U.K. Salman whose horses were easily identified in his distinctive green and white originally got involved in Europe in the early 1980s.
Salman, nephew of King Fahd, ran his country’s biggest publishing and media group. The group included Asharq al-Awsat, one of the most influential Arab dailies, Al-Mujallah, a weekly magazine and Jeddah-based English daily Arab News.
Salman died of a heart attack, in Riyadh. His death was the first two blows to the Saudi royal family. His cousin Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah, 41, died in a car accident on his way to Salman’s funeral.