Women Jockeys' World Cup Cancelled For Second Year

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Nanako Fujita won the event in 2019 | Horsephotos

The Women Jockey's World Cup has been cancelled for the second year running due to continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Started at Bro Park in Stockholm, Sweden in 2017, the event is traditionally staged in June and has seen riders from 12 countries compete during the first three editions.

Dennis Madsen Svensk Galopp's Director of Racing said, “It is very frustrating to have to cancel the Women Jockeys' World Cup for a second year running.

“The international nature of the event requires early planning and even with the concessions that are made for international sports, uncertainty around quarantine rules for jockeys returning home from Sweden forced our decision.

“We remain committed to creating high profile opportunities for top female riders and hope to return the event in 2022. Racing in Sweden continues to grow in popularity, and we recently announced a record entry for the Swedish Derby and Oaks series. The Women Jockeys' World Cup is our most popular international event and we look forward to reinstating it at the earliest opportunity.”

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