The Dubai World Cup horse race was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“To safeguard the health of all participants, the higher organizing committee of the Dubai World Cup 2020 has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the global tournament to next year,” the Dubai Media Office said in a statement on Sunday and shared on Twitter.

The Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse racing with $12 million.

As the world struggles to contain the rapidly spreading virus, organizers of sports events across the globe have been forced to cancel or alter their plans.

Many international

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