The upcoming Sun Chariot Day at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on Saturday, Oct. 7, will be worth a record £600,000, The Jockey Club announced on Thursday.
The fixture will host four World Pool races for the first time, and the G1 Virgin Bet Sun Chariot S. will be worth £275,000. Another stakes, the G3 Tattersalls October Auction S., will carry a purse of £150,000, and both the 10-furlong British EBF Premier Fillies' H. and the 12-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies' H. will each boast prize-money of £70,000. This quartet of races have all been added to the World Pool, which was created and powered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Another World Pool event on the same day is Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington in Australia, which will conduct the G1 Turnbull S.
Michael Fitzsimons, Executive Director, Wagering Products, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said, “There are many strategic objectives aligned to World Pool and one of them is promoting Group 1 races so adding the Turnbull S. and Sun Chariot S. to the roster on the same day makes for a fantastic dual-hemisphere treat for fans.
“The Sun Chariot S. itself is a race with a rich history and we look forward to another exciting contest in 2023. I would also like to thank The Jockey Club and RMG for their continued support in making World Pool the important global brand it has become today.”