Eclipse Stakes Added To World Pool Lineup

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A World Pool race in 2021, but missing since, the 2024 G1 Eclipse S. is back in the World Pool lineup, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and World Pool announced on Friday.

The QIPCO Guineas meeting on May 4 and 5 featured the World Pool, with a full card of races on the Saturday, and the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on the Sunday accumulating total turnover of HK$305,219,946 (approximately £31 million). Jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who rode Elmalka (GB) (Kingman {GB}) to victory in the fillies' Classic currently leads the World Pool Jockeys' Championship, which sees the winning jockey of every World Pool race in the UK and Ireland accumulate points based on the World Pool dividend. Seven Questions (Ire) (Kodiac {GB})'s victory in the G3 Palace House S. earned the World Pool Moment of the Day award, with groom Darren Yellowlees being awarded a cheque for HK$40,000 (£4,000) and also gaining entry into the World Pool Moment of the Year competition for the opportunity to win a VIP trip to Hong Kong next year.

Michael Fitzsimons, executive director, wagering products, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said, “It was great to kick start World Pool's season in the UK with the first two British Classics of the season, and we're delighted to announce the reintroduction of the historic Eclipse S. from Sandown to our fixture list for this year.

“This year World Pool's global offering of races is stronger than ever and continues to grow with new fixtures from Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Germany added in the coming months, showing World Pool's commitment to delivering the world's best racing to customers across the globe.”

The World Pool lineup over the next three months will offer a variety of betting opportunities with F standing for a full day's card, P is part of a meeting on selected races and S indicates a single race that day. World Pool's calendar for the next few months is as follows:

 

  • Saturday, May 18: Lockinge S. Day – Newbury Racecourse (P)
  • Sunday May 26: Irish 1000 Guineas Day – Curragh Racecourse (P)
  • Saturday June 1: Derby Day – Epsom Racecourse (F)
  • Tuesday, June 18: Queen Anne S. Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Wednesday June 19: Prince of Wales's S. Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Thursday June 20: Gold Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Friday June 21: Commonwealth Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Saturday June 22: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee S. Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Sunday June 30: Irish Derby Day – Curragh Racecourse (F)
  • Saturday July 6: Eclipse S. – Sandown Racecourse (S)
  • Saturday July 6: Durban July – Greyville Racecourse (S)
  • Sunday July 7: Deutsches Derby Day – Hamburg Racecourse (P)
  • Saturday July 27: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
  • Sunday July 28: Champions Cup Day – Geryville Racecourse (P)
  • Sunday July 28: Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen Day – Munich Racecourse (P)
  • Tuesday July 30: Goodwood Cup Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F)
  • Wednesday July 31: Sussex S. Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F).

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