World Pool Announces Record Turnover For Epsom and Queensland Derby Days

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Saturday's fixtures at Epsom in Britain and Eagle Farm in Australia have set a new record for World Pool turnover, with 12 races across the two racedays generating HK$385.2 million (approx. £38.7m/A$74.2m).

The previous record for a 12-race composite card came in March of this year when World Pool offered eight races on Dubai World Cup night, alongside two races each from Tancred S. Day and Australian Cup Day, which saw turnover from World Pool bet types of HK$378.1 million (£38m/A$72.6m).

The G1 Derby at Epsom itself saw notable growth from its 2023 turnover, up to HK$51.8 million (£5.2m) from HK$41.6 million (£4.2m), an increase of 24%. With an extra race on the card this year, turnover on the day at Epsom was also up on 2023, as World Pool bet types accumulated to reach HK$264.5 million (£26.6m), an increase on last year's total of HK$249.1 million (£25m).

Michael Fitzsimons, executive director, Wagering Products of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), said, “We have been delighted with the success of World Pool's composite racedays so far this year and it was fantastic to combine all eight races from Epsom Derby Day with our first offering from Eagle Farm, featuring four races on Queensland Derby Day.

“To see record turnover across the cards is hugely exciting and shows the appeal of combining some of the biggest races internationally. We look forward to bringing World Pool customers further opportunities to bet on composite racedays in future.”

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