Dubai World Cup horse race postponed, first time since its inception in 1996

Last year's winner of the Dubai World Cup was Thunder Snow (PA Images)
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One of the world's richest horse races, the Dubai World Cup, has been postponed for the first time since 1996.

The meeting was scheduled to take place on March 29 at the Meydan Racecourse behind closed doors but it has now  been called off due to the coronavirus. 

It was set to be the 25th edition of the fixture which has a total prize money of £30 million.

Organisers of the event said it was off 'to safeguard the health of all participants'.

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