The prestigious annual Cable Beach Polo event has been cancelled, with organisers blaming the threat of coronavirus. The international polo match on the iconic white sands of Cable Beach in Broome attracts hundreds of high-flying socialites, who jet in to party across a glamorous weekend of festivities. Last year the event saw Perth property magnate Peter Rifici of RG property among the high rollers winging it into the Kimberley region on his private jet, along with Hip-E Club owner John “JA” Anderson. The event is run and hosted by Marilynne Paspaley. It was due to be held on May 16 and 17, but has been pushed back 12 months to May 2021. “Due to the emerging threat of a coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Cable Beach Polo 2020 has been postponed until May 2021,” a statement on the official website said. “Ticket sales for the 2020 event are now suspended, and existing ticket-holders will be contacted during March 2020 and are guaranteed a refund for their ticket purchases. “Cable Beach Polo 2021 tournament is now scheduled for 22-23 May 2021.” The West Australian understands the event lost its long term naming rights partner AirNorth earlier this year..