Dubai World Cup postponed until 2021

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 12: A general view of the action during the Longines Conquest Classic Race at Meydan Race course on March 12, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

The 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup has been postponed until next year. The race, which was set to be run behind closed doors. has now been called off until 2021 due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Saeed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Meydan Group LLC, announced: “Due to the ongoing global health implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures being implement by the UAE government,  the organising committee regrets to announce the cancellation of the Dubai World Cup 2020 meeting at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 28.”

A statement form Dubai Media Office read: “In the interest of the health and safety 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.”