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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Betting Operators Unite to form WOTA

Pari Mutuel/Tote operators offering betting on horse racing around the world have united to form the World Tote Association (WoTA). Comprised of 20 operators, members, which represent €20 billion in turnover, will advocate and promote: • A percentage of revenues going toward supporting beneficiaries, including the horseracing sector • Optimization of technology and operations to ensure members can exchange best practice and develop mutually beneficial work streams collaboratively • Leading standards for social responsibility that make safer betting and protection of customers a priority • National and global pools utilizing...

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Making Betting More Friendly: Tom Amello

With racing's temporary opportunity as the only game in town, the TDN's Katie Ritz took a poll of some industry insiders known to like a good bet and asked them: what is one simple way that tracks could make betting more friendly for existing horseplayers and/or more effective at bringing in new players? As you'll see, none of them could stop at just one. Making betting more friendly, especially for novices, requires a new concept. I propose teaching the gamble at the core of Thoroughbred racing, grounded in wagering, and...

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Lara Telfer Crowned Furlong Factor Champion

Lara Telfer earned the top prize of £1,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the G1 Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, courtesy of Racing Breaks, concluding Racing Welfare's singing competition, the Furlong Factor. Clinching the title following her rendition of James Bay's Let It Go, Telfer was named the winner during a special live broadcast on Sky Sports Racing hosted by Luke Harvey. She will also receive a trophy donated by Inkerman London. Racing Welfare, in association with Great British Racing (GBR) and Tote and Sky Sports Racing, launched the...

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