Record World Pool day at Newmarket

10 May 2023

Newmarket on 2,000 Guines day saw a record first World Pool day in the British racing calendar for 2023.

The pool at Newmarket was commingled with pools around the world to create increased liquidity in the markets. This hit a new high with turnover reaching £27.1m up from £26.1m in 2022.

World Pool is proving increasingly popular and is generating significant financial returns for British and Irish racing. The 2,000 Guineas produced the highest turnover of the eight-race card, with nearly £4.7m wagered into the pool from the 28 countries participating.

There are a number of UK and Irish World Pool events in 2023:

  • Derby Day – Epsom Downs, Saturday 3 June
  • Royal Ascot – Ascot, Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June
  • Irish Derby – The Curragh, Saturday 2 July
  • King George Diamond Day – Ascot, Saturday 29 July
  • Goodwood Festival - Goodwood, Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 Aug
  • Ebor Festival – York, Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 Aug
  • Irish Champions Day – Leopardstown, Saturday 9 Sept
  • British Champions Day – Ascot, Saturday 21 Oct

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