This Saturday the world’s premier international jockey’s competition The Shergar Cup welcomes riding talent from around the World.
It is a day to savour as we see how these top jockeys handle the unfamiliar pressure of riding within a team during this unique six-race, points based competition.
For many visitors, the off-track entertainment is every bit as appealing with Vernon Kay hosting a line-up which includes Scouting for Girls, the Stars of the Commitments, Bjorn Again, B*witched and, the one and only, Chesney Hawkes. A free fairground throughout the day and evening rounds off the fun.
The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is a unique event where four teams of top jockeys battle against each other in a thrilling six-race showdown, the four teams are: Great Britain and Ireland; Europe; the Rest of the World; and The Girls team.
The first year of Dubai Duty Free sponsoring the whole of this unique event – previously they have been Event Sponsors and they have extended their involvement with Ascot to now also sponsor all six races.
Three world class jockeys ride for each team – Europe, the Girls, Great Britain & Ireland and the rest of the World.
The team with the highest points total after the sixth race will lift the coveted Shergar Cup and the jockey with the highest points will be presented with the Silver Saddle.
With top-quality racing, a free fairground and after-racing live music from Scouting for Girls, The Stars of the Commitments, Chesney Hawkes, B*Witched and Bjorn Again, hosted by Vernon Kay.
This is one of Ascot’s most-loved days with truly something for everyone.
With Chesney Hawkes set to perform at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert on Saturday 9 August, we have recreated his hit number one single “The One and Only” with the help of staff and racegoers.