Ascot Racecourse announces that the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will not take place at the fixture scheduled for 8th August.
The racecourse will work with the BHA to schedule a programme for the fixture, in the absence of the regular jockeys’ competition.
Nick Smith, Ascot’s Director of Racing and Public Affairs said: “Regrettably, given the complexities of flying jockeys around the world and uncertainty over what Governmental regulations will be in place at the time, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup wont take place this year.”
Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot, added: “Following discussions with long term event partners Dubai Duty Free, we decided that this event, even if logistically possible, wouldn’t be the same without crowds and that the best option was to plan ahead to return with the event in 2021. Our thanks go to Colm McLoughlin and the Dubai Duty Free team for their ongoing support of the competition.”