SBC News World Pool makes Latin American debut with G1 Longines Gran Premio

World Pool makes Latin American debut with G1 Longines Gran Premio

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that the G1 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano at San Isidro will be a World Pool event for the very first time.

With the event taking place this Sunday, the group revealed that, while the local tote in Argentina will not commingle internationally, other partners’ pools from the likes of Australia, France, North America and Hong Kong will be joined up by World Pool.

Michael Fitzsimons, Executive Director of Wagering Products, at the HKJC, commented: “One of the core motives for World Pool is to connect totes from across the globe for the most important races, so we’re delighted to have extended our reach to take in Latin America’s biggest Group 1 contest.”

Back-to-back Brazilian G1 winner Doutor Sureno has been named one of the main contenders for this year’s edition.

The race has previously been won by Aero Trem, who went on to finish fifth in The Saudi Cup in 2022, and Sixties Song, who also contested the 2017 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

The Latin American G1 contest will close the weekend of World Pool action, with five races on Turnbull Stakes Day from Flemington in Australia followed by four races from Newmarket on Sun Chariot Day.

“The combination of Turnbull Stakes Day, Sun Chariot Stakes Day and then the Gran Premio Latinoamericano on Sunday makes this weekend’s World Pool action a real Group 1 feast for punters around the globe,” Fitzsimons added.

This is both the World Pool has been in operation in Latin America, and also the first time it will be engaged across three continents during a single weekend.

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