Quotes for the key milestones of World Pool

For the launch of the first ever World Pool at Royal Ascot 2019:

Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-BresgesChief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

We are delighted to provide a global tote offering for one of the world’s leading racing brands, Royal Ascot. This moment represents the beginning of a new era in international racing and solidifies Hong Kong’s position as the global hub for commingling. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s wagering operation is recognised as being among the world leaders in integrity and management processes, as well as with regard to its wagering technology.

During the HKJC additional summer simulcasts in 2021:

Mr. Alex FrostChief Executive, The UK Tote Group

With 17 World Pool days being hosted at British and Irish race meetings in 2021, it is exciting to see the growing awareness of the exceptional value World Pool can offer to Tote customers, and the financial benefits it brings to racecourses and the wider sport. We look forward to once again seeing the World Pool brand oncourse at York this week as we all look forward to an excellent week of racing.

After Royal Ascot in 2022:

Mr. Guy HendersonFormer Chief Executive, Ascot Racecourse

It has been another hugely successful week for World Pool at Royal Ascot and we are thrilled with the level of turnover both on course as we welcomed back a full scale crowd and remotely. I must say a huge thank you to all our colleagues at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the UK Tote for their continued hard work in ensuring that everything runs smoothly through the week. In my time at Ascot, the World Pool has been one of the most innovative initiatives we have been involved in and these new partnerships have proved hugely beneficial to racing at Ascot and the wider industry.

After Goodwood Festival in 2022:

Mr. Adam WaterworthManaging Director, Goodwood Racecourse

We are delighted to see the significant growth in World Pool at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. As our most high profile racing meeting of the year it has always been our aim to ensure as many people as possible around the world can watch and bet on the excellent racing. As well as being a positive development for racing fans, World Pool is one of the most important initiatives in British racing from which Goodwood benefits, allowing us to reinvest in our prize money and racecourse experience.

After Champions Cup Day in South Africa 2022:

Mr. Michael FitzsimonsExecutive Director, Wagering Products, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Champion’s Cup meeting turnover was a remarkable effort and truly highlights the universal appeal of World Pool. It has reinforced the brand objectives of promoting the best international racing events and maximising returns to the industry for prize money and other strategic investment benefits.