Record Volumes Bet Into World Pool During Cazoo Derby Festival

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Desert Crown winning the Derby | Tote

A total of £48.6 million was bet into the Tote World Pool over the two-day G1 Cazoo Derby festival at Epsom Downs on June 3-4. Just under £24 million was wagered on G1 Cazoo Oaks Day, with just under £24.7 million bet on Cazoo Derby Day. The biggest pools were on the two feature races, with just under £5 million bet on the Cazoo Oaks and over £5.2 million on the Cazoo Derby. At each World Pool event there is a “Moment of the Day”, which awards £1,000 and a bottle of champagne to the racing staff looking after each winning horse. Cydney Williams who looks after Bowman (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}), a popular local winner for trainer Laura Mongan and winner of the final race at 80-1 won this accolade on Friday. Ravi Parmar was awarded the “Moment of the Day” for his care of Cazoo Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) on Saturday.

Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group and Epsom Downs Racecourse Committee member, said, “It was particularly encouraging to see both Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days perform so strongly as UK World Pool days go from strength to strength and awareness about the value available in global pools grows amongst racing fans. I would like to thank the Hong Kong Jockey Club for their inspirational vision for World Pool, which we share, as well as The Jockey Club and Racecourse Media Group for their continued partnership and support in growing World Pool to the benefit of British racing.”

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