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World Pool turnover hit record £14.6m at Lockinge Stakes Day

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World Pool reported a record turnover on Lockinge Stakes Day last weekend at Newbury racecourse. The fixture featured five World Pool races for the first time, an increase from two races in 2023. Powered by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), World Pool’s total turnover for the meet hit HK$145.3m (approx. £14.6m), up from HK$66m (approx. £6.7m) in 2023. “There …

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“This is just the beginning” as World Pool experiences record 2023

SBC News “This is just the beginning” as World Pool experiences record 2023

World Pool has closed its season with a 24% year-on-year increase in turnover totalling HK$7.4bn. The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)-owned operation started and finished at Flemington Racecourse in Australia, and reached out to eight countries for a total of 222 races (up from 154 races in 2022), making it a record-breaking 2023. Michael Fitzsimons, Executive Director, Wagering Products of …

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World Pool makes Latin American debut with G1 Longines Gran Premio

SBC News 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 …

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World Pool reaches records at Royal Ascot with £6.6m single race turnover

SBC News World Pool reaches records at Royal Ascot with £6.6m single race turnover

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced that, during the Royal Ascot last week, its World Pool broke the record for a single race turnover. The G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee S last Saturday saw HK$66.2m (£6.6m) bet into it, eclipsing the previous record of HK$66.1m wagered in the 2022 G1 Betfred Derby.  This raceday’s total turnover of HK$323.4m …

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UK Tote and HKJC renew partnership to enhance World Pool

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The UK Tote Group and Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) have agreed to expand their strategic partnership until 2028, focusing on the development of new wagering products to benefit all horse racing stakeholders. The partnership, which has grown since the UK Tote Group purchased the Tote in October 2019, has allowed for the successful development of World Pool. Entering its …

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Dubai World Cup hits World Pool’s highest turnover of 2023

SBC News Dubai World Cup hits World Pool’s highest turnover of 2023

The Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan over the weekend saw the World Pool’s globally commingled turnover reach HK$315,177,810 (approx. $40.1m). This figure is a rise of $33.6m (approx. $4.2m per race) across the eight-race card, compared to 2022. The feature competition, which was won by Japanese raider Ushba Tesoro, saw the highest turnover of the evening, with pari-mutuel organisations …

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HKJC ‘couldn’t be happier’ as Dubai’s Super Saturday exceeds 2022 turnover

SBC News HKJC 'couldn't be happier’ as Dubai’s Super Saturday exceeds 2022 turnover

Dubai’s Super Saturday meeting saw the World Pool’s global turnover reach HK$224,802,517 (approx. $28.6m) across the eight races in Meydan on 4 March. This value is an increase of HK$18.9m (approx. $2.4m) on the 2022 edition of the flat racing tournament, with the Ras Al Khor conditions race having the highest turnover of them all. The Hong Kong Jockey Club …

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HKJC stung by 5-year levy on football bets

SBC News HKJC stung by 5-year levy on football bets

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) will be taxed a further HK$2.4 billion (€280m) per year for the next five years, due to new fiscal measures imposed by the Government of Hong Kong.    This week’s budget statement by HK Financial Secretary Paul Chen announced the special measure that a ‘temporary betting duty’ will be applied to HKJC wagers from fiscal …

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