Registration for Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges Closes May 31

Racing Welfare's all-new mass participation fundraising event for 2023--the Racing Welfare Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge--is just shy of 100 participants and registration for the 12-hour challenge closes May 31. The event takes place Saturday July 8, led by fully qualified guides from event partner Large Outdoors. Participants will tackle the famous three peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, covering 25 miles and over 1,500 metres of ascent. The Tote and Tattersalls are confirmed as headline sponsors for the fundraiser. Entry fees for the for the Racing Welfare Yorkshire Three Peaks...

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North American Racing Pools Added To The Tote

North American Thoroughbred racing pools are now accessible across all digital platforms for Tote customers, the organisation announced on Thursday. The North American pools were available to Tote users for the first time last week, which saw $43 million wagered across the Pegasus World Cup card at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The Tote commingled directly into the primary US pools, following the racing rules of each host track. Customers will have access to win, place, exacta and trifecta pools initially, with betting offered on the North American racing schedule broadcast...

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World Pool Season Expands Internationally

World Pool, the largest commingled horse racing pools created and powered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), will expand to 25 fixtures in 2023, with some of the new additions the Lightning S. Day in Australia (Feb. 18), The Saudi Cup (Feb. 25), and Irish Derby Day (July 2). Provisional World Pool events will be hosted on the following days in 2023: 28: Met Day - Kenilworth Racecourse, South Africa 18: Black Caviar Lightning Race Day - Flemington Racecourse, Australia 25: Saudi Cup - King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh,...

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Tote Fantasy Launched

Tote Fantasy, a horse racing game where players build their best stable to try and win real money with a bet, was launched by the Tote on Thursday. Every day players will have 10,000 'gns' to pick one horse in each of the seven selected races, usually based around ITV Racing for a total outlay of £7 per day. Their equine team members will score points according to where they finish in their race. Players then have to make sure they balance their budget, choose which favourites to be with...

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Over £97 Million Bet Into World Pool In First Three Days Of Goodwood Festival

Wagering into the World Pool topped £97 million over the first three days of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The gross turnover for World Pool bets increased by almost 66% when compared to 2021's figures of £59 million. World Pool, which is a collaboration of global totes, enables racing fans from all over the globe to bet into a single pool. There were three World Pool "Moment of the Day" awards handed out, as well as £1,000 and a bottle of champagne to the racing staff who looked after the winning...

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The World Pool Returns To The Qatar Goodwood Festival

The World Pool, returning for its second year at Goodwood, will be in operation on all 22 races during the first three days of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Created by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the World Pool is now in its fourth year, having been launched at Royal Ascot in 2019. Its creation marks a collaboration of over 20 pool betting operators. World Pool is accessed via the UK Tote. Bets can be placed on World Pool event at the racecourse, online at www.tote.co.uk--or www.tote.ie for Irish customers--as well...

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Record Volumes Bet Into World Pool During Cazoo Derby Festival

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...

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Irish Champion S. Day to Be World Pool Event

Longines Irish Champion S. Day will be a World Pool event for the first time, Horse Racing Ireland announced. Sept. 11 marks the collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Tote, Horse Racing Ireland and the Racecourse Media Group at Leopardstown where racing fans from around the world will have the opportunity to bet into a single pool, ensuring larger and deeper pools, differentiated pricing, and the opportunity for unequalled value for Tote customers. Created and hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club since 2018, over 20 leading racing nations,...

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival Will Host World Pool

The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will be a World Pool event for the first time in 2021, York Racecourse and the Tote announced on Monday. Held at York, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival begins on Aug. 18 and lasts through Aug. 21, with racing fans around the world able to bet into a single pool ensuring larger and deeper pools, differentiated pricing and for unequaled value for Tote customers over the first three days. There have been a dozen World Pool days hosted by British racing already this...

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10 Things to Know About The World Pool at Royal Ascot

Edited Press Release In advance of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicking off on Tuesday, below are 10 things to know about the World Pool, which will be utilised for the third year at the historic event. World Pool was created by Hong Kong Jockey Club and brings together racing fans from over 20 nations so everyone is effectively betting into one pool creating huge liquidity. It's like the EuroMillions version of the lottery. World Pool in the UK is operated by the Tote. You can bet with the Tote...

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Ten to Follow Mini Game For Royal Ascot Launched

A Tote Ten to Follow Mini Game for Royal Ascot was launched by the Tote on Monday. Players can pick stables of 10 horses to compete across the five days of the Royal Meeting. It is £5 per paid game with unlimited entries allowed, with all stakes being redistributed as prizes and pay outs going down to the 500th position in the contest. There is also a free-to-play game with one free entry per person on offer. There are a number of racing-specific prizes for the free-to-play game supported by...

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2021 Furlong Factor Open For Entries

Racing Welfare in conjunction with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote and Sky Sports Racing, have launched the 2021 edition of the pop idol competition, Furlong Factor. Introduced last season, the competition is free to enter and first prize is £1,500 in cash and a trophy from Inkerman London. All funds raised from the Furlong Factor will go toward Racing Welfare's Lost Events Appeal. Entries close Apr. 21. To enter, contestants are asked to record themselves singing into their phone and email their videos to [email protected] or send in by...

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