The 20th running of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will feature veteran reinswoman Hayley Turner, Ascot announced on Tuesday. Turner, who has won the Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle in 2018 and 2019, is the leading jockey in the history of the event with 297 points from 13 appearances.
Turner said, “I'm excited that the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is around the corner. It's one of my favourite days of the year. The girls team is always strong and we get lots of supporters which is great. It's going to be fun!”
Slated for Aug. 7, the full make-up of the teams will be revealed in due course, with a different line up than in past years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Great Britain and Ireland will be split into two teams for the first time since 2011. There will also be a Ladies' team and a Rest of the World team, but the latter will likely be made up of European jockeys only due to ongoing travel restrictions. New for this edition, Each of the 12 riders will sport a different coloured cap. Cerise and black silks will represent the Ladies' team, blue and black are the colours of Great Britain, Ireland will have green and black silks and the Rest of the World team will bear yellow and black silks.