A unique fixture in the global racing calendar as the world’s top jockeys come together to compete for the points to lift racing’s ultimate team prize. For many visitors, the off-track entertainment is every bit appealing with a post-racing concert on the Old Paddock Lawns which in 2018 will feature Rita Ora, Example & DJ Wire, Soul II Soul and DJ Scott Mills.
The world’s premier international jockey’s competition has four competing teams: Great Britain and Ireland, Europe, the Rest of The World and The Girls’ team.
Live music post-racing is one of the most popular features of the day, with King Edward VII and Winning Post Enclosure ticket holders benefitting from access to the 'Golden Circle' close to the stage. Upgrades and hospitality also available. Under 18s go free when accompanied by an adult.
Gates Open at 11am.
Hugely popular Rita Ora will headline the night of music as racegoers party in to the night. In February, "For You" reached number eight in the UK, marking Ora's 12th top-ten song and equalling a 30-year-old record, jointly held by Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark, for most top-ten songs by a British female solo artist.
Elliot Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer, songwriter and record producer who has recorded numerous number one singles and played the biggest venues and festivals around the world.
Soul II Soul are a Grammy-winning British musical group formed in London in 1988. They are best known for their 1989 UK chart-topper and US top five hit "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)", and "Keep On Movin'".
Popular DJ Scott Mills will be hosting the event, keeping the crowd entertained before and between other acts.
Each team has three riders, stellar international names. Every jockey is guaranteed five rides for their team. The teams are divided into: Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, The Girls & Rest of the World.
Household names will perform an exclusive free concert for racegoers from 4.30 until 8.30pm. Rita Ora, Example and DJ Wire, Soul II Soul and Scott Mills will all be performing.
Racegoers can indulge their youthful side at our free fairground that takes over the Bandstand Lawn.
Points will be awarded to the first five horses to finish in each of the six Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup races as follows - winner: 15 points; second: 10 points; third: 7 points; fourth: 5 points; fifth: 3 points. If there is a non-runner which cannot be replaced by a reserve, 4 points will be awarded both to the team and jockey missing out on the ride. The team with the most points after the six races have been run will receive the Shergar Cup at the closing ceremony.