Coronavirus latest: Saturday's Dubai World Cup meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

CORONAVIRUS has claimed another high-profile sporting fixture in the Dubai World Cup.

The lucrative meeting was scheduled to take place behind closed doors on Saturday, but it has now been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Many of the runners set to take part were out having their routine exercise on the Meydan training track on Sunday morning.

But come the afternoon, owners and trainers were contacted by the Dubai Racing Club informing them of the postponement.

In a brief statement, the Dubai Government Media Office said: "To safeguard the health 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."

The meeting regularly attracts runners from around the globe, with five Group 1 races and millions of dollars in prize money.

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