Turnover reaches HK$49 million on Irish 1000 Guineas debut

World Pool


  • Fallen Angel raced clear of her rivals to claim Classic glory at the Curragh (Credit: Focus on Racing)
    Fallen Angel raced clear of her rivals to claim Classic glory at the Curragh (Credit: Focus on Racing)

Wednesday 29 May 2024 – World Pool was in action for the first time on Irish 1000 Guineas Day from the Curragh last Sunday, which saw turnover from World Pool bet types hit HK$49 million (approx. €5.8 million).

There were two World Pool races on the day – the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas – as the world’s largest globally commingled pools returned to Ireland for the first time in 2024.

World Pool punters had the option of six bet types – Win, Place, Quinella, Quinella Place, Forecast and Tierce – for both the Tattersalls Gold Cup and Irish 1000 Guineas, with turnover on the Irish 1000 Guineas reaching HK$29.9 million (approx. €3.5 million).

International punters witnessed a scintillating performance from the John Joseph Murphy-trained White Birch in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, who got the better of 2023 Epsom Derby winner Auguste Rodin, while in the fillies’ Classic Fallen Angel emerged on top for UK trainer Karl Burke and jockey Danny Tudhope.

Tudhope and White Birch’s rider Colin Keane were riding their first winners in World Pool races this season and winning dividends of 3.70 and 2.60 respectively weren’t enough to move them high up the ranks of World Pool’s UK & Irish Jockeys’ Championship, with the top five riders remaining unchanged.

World Pool returns to the UK this Saturday, with a full card of races on Derby Day at Epsom, while for the first time World Pool will also be in action for four races on Queensland Derby Day from Eagle Farm.

Upcoming World Pool events in the next two months: 

Saturday 1: Queensland Derby Day – Eagle Farm Racecourse (P)
Saturday 1: Derby Stakes Day – Epsom Racecourse (F)
Saturday 8: Gold Challenge – Greyville Racecourse (S)
Saturday 15: Stradbroke Handicap Day – Eagle Farm Racecourse (P)
Tuesday 18: Queen Anne Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Wednesday 19: Prince of Wales’s Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Thursday 20: Gold Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Friday 21: Commonwealth Cup Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Saturday 22: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Sunday 30: Irish Derby Day – Curragh Racecourse (F)

Saturday 6: Eclipse Stakes – Sandown Racecourse (S)
Saturday 6: Durban July – Greyville Racecourse (S)
Sunday 7: Deutsches Derby Day – Hamburg Racecourse (P)
Saturday 27: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day – Ascot Racecourse (F)
Sunday 28: Champions Cup Day – Geryville Racecourse (P)
Sunday 28: Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen Day – Munich Racecourse (P)
Tuesday 30: Goodwood Cup Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F)
Wednesday 31: Sussex Stakes Day – Goodwood Racecourse (F)

   *F: Full meeting - World Pool coverage on all races in the relevant meeting
     P: Part meeting - World Pool coverage only on selected races in the relevant meeting
     S: Single race - World Pool coverage only on this race in the relevant meeting