World Pool

World Pool Moment of the Year Finalists Announced

A quartet of finalists have been announced for the World Pool Moment of the Year. The four finalists are: Reg Todd, who led up Dark Shift to win the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on June 15. Ricky Hall led Baaeed when he recorded his 10th consecutive win in the Juddmonte International at York on Aug. 17. Annabel Willis led up Alpinista when she recorded her seventh consecutive win in the Aug. 18 G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York. Satrejeet Jhingree led up Highfield Princess who landed her second...

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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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World Pool Increases at '22 Royal Ascot Meeting

Royal Ascot set a new record with £168 million gross turnover for World Pool bets across the five-day meeting, which drew 273,465 attendees. Gross turnover for World Pool bets increased 35 percent over 2021's figures of £123.9 million. This year, the three biggest pools of the week were amassed in the G1 Coronation S. (£6.6 million), the G1 Platinum Jubilee S. (£6.4 million) and the G1 Gold Cup (£6.1 million). The Coronation now overtakes the G1 Cazoo Derby as the biggest British World Pool race to date. Each World Pool...

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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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Record World Pool for British, Irish Racing

British and Irish racing will participate in 17 World Pool events in 2022 with racing fans from around the world betting on the sport's most prestigious flat racing festivals. The race days have record prize money available of £28.4 million and include Cazoo Oaks Day at Epsom Downs for the first time. As a collaboration of global Totes, World Pool enables racing fans from all over the globe to bet into a single pool. A World Pool "Moment of the Day" will be awarded by an industry representative at the...

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Trainers To Benefit From New Tote Scheme

The Tote has launched an innovative scheme which aims to benefit British-based trainers though returns on betting profit generated by owners. The Racing Revenue Share Scheme awards 20% of the revenue share from the Tote's takeout for any bet placed by owners who have nominated a specific trainer. The scheme is based on turnover with no cap on the potential amount earned by the trainer, who must be signed up to the scheme. Alex Frost, CEO of UK Tote Group, said, "We're delighted to have launched the Racing Revenue Share...

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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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Irish Champion S. Day To Be World Pool Event

Longines Irish Champion S. Day at Leopardstown on Sept. 11 will be a World Pool event, marking the first time Irish racing will participate in the World Pool. Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, which owns Tote Ireland, said, "Irish Champion S. Day at Leopardstown--day one of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend--is a showcase day in Irish racing, and Horse Racing Ireland welcomes its inclusion in World Pool. The addition of Irish Champion S. Day is a first for Irish racing and is both great news for Irish...

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HKJC World First Aims To Enhance Global Participation

In two frustrating and financially damaging racing seasons for Ascot, there has at least been a glimmer of light gleaned from its decision in 2019 to become involved with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and the UK Tote in launching the World Pool. In that debut year, £92 million was bet into the World Pool on racing at Royal Ascot. Amid an unthinkably torrid 2020 season, in which the Royal meeting was staged behind closed doors, that figure rose to £137 million. It improved again this year: four of...

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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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