World Pool Reaches Record Turnover on Guineas Day

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s World Pool reached a record turnover of £27.1 million on G1 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket, up from £26.1 million 12 months ago. World Pool is the globe’s largest commingled horse racing pool and betting operators from 28 countries enable racing fans from all over the globe to bet into one single pool.

The 2000 Guineas produced the highest turnover on the eight-race card with nearly £4.7 million bet into the race, which was won for the fourth-and likely final time as he retires at the end of this year–by World Pool ambassador Frankie Dettori on Juddmonte’s Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}) for trainer Andrew Balding.

“Despite the weather Gods not playing ball at Newmarket, it was a bright start to the World Pool season in the UK and Ireland, and we were delighted to see turnover increase on 12 months ago,” Michael Fitzsimons, Executive Director, Wagering Products, at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said. “It was a hugely competitive race day, with interesting action for fans all over the world, but it was Frankie who stole the show once again. As we all know, he is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stars to ever grace this sport, so to see him win his fourth 2000 Guineas on his final ride in the race was really special.

Chaldean’s groom, Chetan Singh, was awarded the prize for World Pool Moment of the Day and his name will now go into the hat for the World Pool Moment of the Year competition–along with the other 24 global Moment of the Day winners in 2023–the winner receiving a VIP trip for four to Hong Kong in 2024.

World Pool will be back for the May 20 G1 Lockinge S. at Newbury.

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