The Hong Kong Jockey Club plans to expand its World Pool offering for UK and Ireland races.
Hong Kong.- The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has unveiled plans to further extend its World Pool offering, targeting races in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The HKJC has reported that the World Pool generated HK$4.7bn (US$600m) in full-year turnover.
The current year’s World Pool UK and Ireland offering featured 19 races, including the Lockinge, the Irish Derby and the Sun Chariot for the first time. Although the overall turnover was lower than the previous year’s figure of HK$4.9bn, it was up from HK$3.9bn in 2021.
Michael Fitzsimons, the executive director of Wagering Products at HKJC, expressed satisfaction with the reception of World Pool in the UK and Ireland this year. He underlined the potential for further growth in the UK and Ireland, with the aim of expanding World Pool to more flagship race days.
He extended gratitude to all key partners, including the UK Tote, Racecourse Media Group, and Ascot Racecourse.