The Dubai World Cup 2020 has been postponed in a bid to contain and prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, organisers of the Dubai World Cup have confirmed.
Scheduled to take place this coming Saturday (March 28), this year was set to be the 25th edition of the race. However, in the interest of public safety, and “to safeguard the health of all participants”, Dubai Media Office confirmed that this year’s edition will be postponed until 2021.
Last week it had been announced that the race day would be taking place behind closed doors. Organisers previously stated that the paid-for attendance to the grandstand to watch the races would be prohibited, with only sponsors, trainers, participants and selected media allowed to attend.
The Dubai World Cup is one of the most lucrative racedays in the world, worth a whopping US$35million (Dhs128.5m) and has six Group One races
To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organising committee of the Dubai World Cup 2020 has decided to postpone 25th edition of the global tournament to next year. pic.twitter.com/hwHfBILqfj— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 22, 2020
For more information, head to dubairacingclub.com.
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