Irish Champion Stakes Day Popular On World Pool With €27.7m Wagered

Auguste Rodin delivered a triumphant performance in the Irish Champion | Focus On Racing

The Irish Champions Stakes Day at Leopardstown resulted in  €27.7 million (HK$232.2m) bet into the World Pool via the seven World Pool bet types in operation last Saturday.

Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) delivered in the highlight race of the day–the G1 Irish Champion S. This was the third year World Pool was in operation on the Irish card, and turnover was almost on par with 2022's figure of HK$234.8m (approx. €27.9m) and significantly up on 2021's figure of HK$192.8m (€22.9m).

Michael Fitzsimons, Executive Director, Wagering Products, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said, “We were treated to some excellent racing at Leopardstown on Saturday and it was really pleasing to see such strong turnover on the day. Aidan O'Brien continued his love affair with the Irish Champion S., while Tahiyra was hugely impressive once again in the Matron S.

“The whole racing industry in Ireland has really embraced the World Pool concept. There was lots of fantastic branding all over the course; strong, competitive fields and we are delighted with how these World Pool meetings are progressing.

“Thanks to everyone at Leopardstown, Horse Racing Ireland and Tote Ireland, as well as all the connections of the runners. We're already looking forward to our Irish World Pool fixtures next year.”

The World Pool Moment of the Day was awarded to groom Davy Glennon, whose Tahiyra (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) was winning her third consecutive Group 1 and fourth overall in the Matron S. at Leopardstown. Besides the €4,000 monetary award, Glennon is now in the running to win a trip to Hong Kong in 2024, if Tahiyra's Matron victory is selected as the World Pool Moment of the Year.

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