Moment of The Year:

Moment of The Year 2024

Starting on Saturday 27 January with Met Day at Kenilworth in South Africa, one World Pool Moment of the Day will be selected at each World Pool meeting to win a prize of HK$40,000 (or equivalent).

Each winning groom will also enter the chance to be named World Pool Moment of the Year and win a VIP trip for four to Hong Kong for either the 2025 Hong Kong Derby or 2025 Champions Day.

Each individual World Pool Moment of the Day winners will be narrowed down to a shortlist, before being voted on by the public to determine the World Pool Moment of the Year, which will be revealed at the Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin in December.

Equinox and his groom Tomohiro Kusunoki were crowned World Pool Moment of the Year winners in 2023.

Equinox, World Pool Moment of the Year 2023 winner, on the way to landing the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic

Babu Singh, groom of Pyledriver, received the World Pool Moment of the Day award on the fifth day of Royal Ascot 2023

World Pool Moment of the Day winners

  • One World Pool Moment of the Day winner will be selected at each of the featured World Pool days in 2024
  • Each Moment will be awarded based on the horse’s performance (e.g. a wide margin winner or a winner from an unlikely position) and/or a human interest story

Each Moment will reward the winning horse’s groom with

HK$40,000

and entry into the World Pool Moment of the Year competition

World Pool Moment of the Year winner

  • All Moment of the Day winners will qualify to win the World Pool Moment of the Year prize – a VIP trip for four to Hong Kong for either the 2025 Hong Kong Derby or 2025 Champions Day
  • The 2024 Moment of the Day winners will be whittled down to a final shortlist
  • The shortlist will then be voted on by the public, with the horse polling the highest percentage of the vote winning the World Pool Moment of the Year for the stable staff

Connections of Equinox, latest edition’s World Pool Moment of the Year, celebrated his win in Dubai

Trainer Julie Camacho receiving the World Pool Moment of the Day prize after Shaquille’s win on Commonwealth Cup Day at Royal Ascot

Moment of the Day Schedule
Race DayDateMore Info
Cape Town Met Day 27/01/2024
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Saudi Cup Day 24/02/2024Coming Soon
Dubai World Cup Day 30/03/2024Coming Soon
WORLD POOL MOMENT OF THE YEAR RELIVE THE MOMENT AND VOTE FOR THE BEST WORLD POOL MOMENT IN 2023 Watch race replays and cast your vote for your favourite recent winner of the Group 1 contest.
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Voting Period: 13 Nov 2023 17:00 HKT – 27 Nov 2023 17:00 HKT

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Sam Nati, Head of Commingling, Hong Kong Jockey Club, explained more about the World Pool ahead of Dubai Super Saturday.