MARK OF APPROVAL (USA) ridden by the jockey Patrick Cosgrave(right) on its way to win the race sponsored by Jebel Ali Stakes (Listed) Shadewell at Jebel Ali Racecourse, during the race four of the Al Wasel Meeting – ninth meeting in Dubai. 21st Febbruary 2020 Photo:
Jebel Ali racecourse Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai: Jebel Ali Racecourse has announced that Friday’s eight-race card will be held behind closed doors as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Only horse connections, race officials and accredited media will be allowed access into the venue.

The official announcement, which was made by the Jebel Ali Racecourse management, said it will not affect the jockey’s, trainers or stable staff.

This is the last but one meeting of the 2019-2020 UAE racing season to be held at the popular venue.