At the time of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz in Abdul Rahman Al Saud, horse races were conducted in the north east area of Riyadh city. Horses used to start racing from the place now located at the end of Salah Alden Al Ayoubi Road with a finish line in front of a high hill where his late Majesty used to sit and watch the races.
It is the place where the Sports Club is presently located in Malaz quarter attached to the Equestrian Club. Competition in these races was made between His Majesty's sons by pure Arab horses owned by His Majesty and some of his sons who had become interested in acquiring their own horses and they participated in the races.
At the time of the late King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz (may God rest his soul), a bench was set up on the hill and this became a meeting place for the competitor owners to watch the races. When it was decided to move the Ministers to Riyadh, the northern part of this location was chosen to provide living quarters of a high standard and this was called Malaz and named after the forward movement of a horse.