After an exciting six-race card, the Rest of the World team emerged as the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup’s triumphant winning team at Ascot Racecourse UK with 86 points, ahead of the joint runners-up Europe and The Girls on 63.
The performance by the Rest of the World was all the more meritorious as all three team members were making their Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debuts.
The Rest of the World team was last successful in 2016 and has now won three times since 2012. Leading Japanese jockey Yuga Kawada was this year’s winning captain and was joined by Vincent C.Y. Ho and Mark Zahra who each rode a winner.
After the final race the Rest of the World were crowned the winning team with 86 points. Team Europe captained by Filip Minarik and The Girls led by Hayley Turner were joint-second with 63 points and Great Britain & Ireland with Tadhg O’Shea at the helm finished with 28 points.
Australian Mark Zahra was awarded the Dubai Duty Free Ride of the Day Judged by former Derby-winning jockey, John Reid, for his winning ride on Indianapolis in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge, the third race in the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.
Hayley Turner’s second place in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint aboard the Paul D’Arcy-trained Pass The Vino gave her 10 points – which was enough to ensure that she won the Alistair Haggas Silver Saddle for the jockey who amasses the most points during the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.
McLoughlin was joined by Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice President Corporate Services, Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President Marketing, Sinead El Sibai and Assistant Manager-Marketing Christine Feliciano.