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North American Riders to Compete in Sergar Cup

Jul 5th, 12
North American jockey Aaron Gryder, best known internationally for his victory on Well Armed in the 2009 Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1), rising Hong Kong star Matthew Chadwick, and reigning Italian champion Cristian Demuro will all make their Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debuts at Ascot on Saturday, August 11.

North American jockeys Chantal Sutherland and Emma-Jayne Wilson will join Britain’s best female flat jockey, Hayley Turner, to form the first-ever female team for the competition.

The trio of women, with Turner as captain, will ride against three male teams, representing Great Britain and Ireland, Europe, and the Rest of the World in the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition.

Gryder and Chadwick will ride for the Rest of the World team along with Yutaka Take of Japan. Take will serve as captain for the team.

The line-up for the European team of male jockeys will be Frankie Dettori (captain, Italy), if he is available to ride, with his teammates Andreas Suborics (Germany) and Demuro (Italy).

From Thoroughbred Times TODAY
The line-up for the Great Britain and Ireland male team will be announced closer to the event.

British bookmaker William Hill is quoting 7-to-2 that the women will best their male colleagues in annual competition at Ascot. The firm also quoted 7-to-2 for any of the women to win the coveted Silver Saddle award as the top jockey of the meeting.

“This promises to be the most exciting Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup in the event’s history, with the first all-female team and more international jockeys taking part than ever before—some legends in their own countries and some who are rapidly rising young stars,” said Nick Smith, head of communications for Ascot Racecourse.


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