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Coronavirus: Dubai World Cup postponed until 2021

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Coronavirus: Dubai World Cup postponed until 2021

Dubai World Cup is one of the highlights of the emirate’s sporting and social calendar. 

Racing's 'Dubai World Cup' has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus, organisers said on Sunday.

This year's event was scheduled for March 28.

The main race carries a purse of $12 million at the state-of-the-art Meydan racecourse in Dubai.

"Dubai World Cup has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global event until next year," a statement said.

The event was created by horse enthusiast Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.

The main race is a Group 1 flat race of 2km run on a dirt track and has been won by Maktoum's own Godolphin stable with Irish horse Thunder Snow mounted by the great Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon in the last two seasons.

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