The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup race meeting is being held at Ascot Racecourse on 12 August 2017. The inaugural competition was held at Goodwood in May 1999, between two teams of horses with owners from Europe against owners from the Middle East. Later from 2006 there were four teams of three jockeys each including a Captain or Team Leader so that three of the teams represent geographical areas - Great Britian & Ireland (GB & I), Europe, Rest of the World (ROW) and the fourth team is an all-women "Girls" team of female jockeys from around the world.
For the Shergar Cup 2017, the four teams are:
Europe: Frankie Dettori (c), Alexander Pietsch, Adrie De Vries
Girls: Emma-Jayne Wilson (c), Michelle Payne, Josephine Gordon
Rest Of The World: Kerrin McEvoy (c), Anthony Delpech, Keita Tosaki
Great Britain & Ireland: Jamie Spencer (c), Ryan Moore, Neil Callan