Moment of The Year

World Pool is bigger and better than ever in 2022 with 17 days of top quality action throughout the season in the UK and Ireland, including the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, Cazoo Derby, Royal Ascot, Longines Irish Champions Stakes and QIPCO British Champions Day. There are sure to be a host of brilliant moments along the way and this year we are giving particular recognition to these special equine or human performances.

We are introducing a World Pool “Moment of the Day” which will be awarded at the 16 World Pool days in the lead up to QIPCO British Champions Day, with the moment decided by an extraordinary performance which could include:

  • A wide margin winner
  • A winner from an unlikely position
  • An extraordinary turn of foot at any point in the race
  • An above expectation performance by an outsider
  • A human or equine interest story

As part of this, the racing staff who look after the selected horse for each moment will receive

£1,000 and a bottle of champagne

At the conclusion of the World Pool season, the 16 winners of “Moment of the Day” will be entered in the overall World Pool “Moment of the Year”, which will be presented on British Champions Day at Ascot. The overall winner will be determined by a combination of scores derived from a public vote and an industry panel, with the winning stable receiving £34,000. The funds will be distributed amongst all the racing staff in the winning yard.

Moment of the Day Schedule
Race DayDateMore Info
2000 Guineas Day30/04/2022
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Oaks Day03/06/2022
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Derby Stakes Day04/06/2022
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King's Stand Stakes Day14/06/2022Coming Soon
Prince of Wales's Stakes Day15/06/2022Coming Soon
Gold Cup Day16/06/2022Coming Soon
Commonwealth Cup Day17/06/2022Coming Soon
Platinum Jubilee Stakes Day18/06/2022Coming Soon

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

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