Dubai's World Pool Super Saturday Sees Record-Shattering Turnover - Eclipsing 2022's Total


Brett C. - March 17, 2023
Live Horse Racing

Dubai's World Pool Super Saturday saw a record-busting turnover of HK$18.9M, with HK$225M bet across eight races. Salute The Soldier emerged victorious in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge, earning the prestigious World Pool Moment of the Day award at the World Pool's Dubai Super Saturday event.

Dubai's famous for many things, including Super Saturday at Meydan. This record-breaking horse racing meet saw World Pool's global turnover increase significantly, with HK$224.8M (U$28.6M) bet across 8 races, a rise of HK$18.9M ($2.4M) from the previous year. The Ras Al Khor race drew the biggest turnover with HK$33,518,763 ($4.3M) wagered on the horse racing meet, which Godolphin's Al Suhail won.

The two G1 races on the ticket also had high turnovers, with HK$33,37M ($4.3M) wagered on the G1 Jebel Hatta and the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 contributing HK$31.56M ($4M) to the total turnover.

Salute The Soldier, trained by Bhupat Seemar, scooped up the Al Maktoum Challenge R3 for the second time and was named the #4 World Pool Moment of the Day Winner of 2023. The event drew a large crowd and generated significant turnover, making it a major success.

The World Pool's Super Saturday at Meydan is a highly anticipated event attracting a global horse racing audience. Fans and organizers eagerly anticipate next year's event, known for its electric atmosphere and intense competition.

Salute The Soldier's Groom Delighted with World Pool's Generosity

Bheekh Singh, the groom of Salute The Soldier, expressed his joy after winning the World Pool Moment of the Day award at the Dubai Super Saturday event.

I am overjoyed! This sum of money will make a huge difference for my family and me. We are passionate about our work and the horses we take care of, and it's amazing to see that the World Pool recognizes and rewards our efforts. Salute The Soldier is a true icon, and I am proud to have been his groom since 2019. Here's to more significant victories in the future.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Chief of Commingling, Sam Nati, was equally pleased with the event's outcome.

A Dynamic, Fast-Growing Contest

World Pool has rapidly established itself as a dynamic and fast-growing contest, with a year-on-year increase in turnover that has exceeded expectations. The 2023 Dubai Super Saturday event was a raging success, with Hong Kong-based horses contributing to the event's international flavour.

World Pool's commitment to deep liquidity and comparative value has resulted in an unbeatable proposition attracting worldwide horse racing enthusiasts. World Pool exceeds expectations with every new event, offering a thrilling platform for top pool players to compete for top honours and lucrative prizes.

About World Pool

World Pool is a true wunderkind in the world of international commingling, and its growth shows no signs of slowing down. As it expands to new locations and events, fans and organizers eagerly anticipate what's to come.

World Pool's next stop is the Dubai World Cup meeting, slated to take place at the Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 25th. The event promises to be another thrilling experience for racing enthusiasts worldwide, with top players competing for the highest honours and lucrative prizes.

World Pool's commitment to recognizing the hard work of grooms like Bheekh Singh and supporting the global racing community is a testament to the organization's dedication to the sport.

World Pool is a thrilling international commingling event that combines the best horse racing worldwide with the Hong Kong Jockey Club's betting operation.

Unprecedented Growth of World Pool

Since its inception at Royal Ascot in 2019, the World Pool has grown dramatically to include prestigious events such as the premier Dubai World Cup and the English Oaks & Derby at Epsom and the iconic Irish Champions Day at Leopardstown.

Focusing on deep liquidity and comparative value, World Pool has quickly become a highlight for racing fans worldwide, offering a platform for top pool players to compete for top honours and lucrative prizes.


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