The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will offer World Pool betting for the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan Racecourse this Saturday 27 March 2021.
The addition of the Dubai World Cup comes after Dubai’s Super Saturday meeting earlier this month saw turnover in Hong Kong grow 28.5% compared with the corresponding meeting in 2020, while commingled turnover across the same seven-race program increased 38.7%.
Since launching the World Pool for Royal Ascot in June 2019, which led to a 60% increase in turnover, The HKJC has continued to collaborate with leading racing jurisdictions and wagering authorities around the world to further promote World Pool development for global racing events.
“The commingling development in Hong Kong has been an astonishing success,” said Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (and No 14 on IAG’s 2020 Asian Gaming Power 50 list).
“In 2019, we created a new dimension to commingling with the first global pool at Royal Ascot which enabled people around the world to make use of huge liquidity.
“We are applying the same concept to Dubai. As a truly global racing event, Dubai’s World Cup meeting attract world class horses, jockeys and trainers. Commingling provides our sport with a golden opportunity to harvest the full potential of global racing.”