World Pool, the most well-known horse racing pool in the world, recently witnessed two debuts.
Powered by the HKJC (Hong Kong Jockey Club), the pool welcomed the German and Irish Derbies for the first time recently. The Deutsches Derby made the first World Pool appearance in front of 28 nations.
The Irish Derby followed the pattern, appearing at the Curragh two hours later. This was the first time the Irish Derby Day card met at Curragh, and it was Ireland’s third World Pool fixture. The Derby had appeared in 2021 and 2022 Irish Champions Day meetings previously.
The day marked a historic event for Classic fans since the German Derby was first staged in 1869. On the other hand, the Irish Derby carries more than 150 years of history on its back.
As expected, the event generated massive buzz across the market. Fans throughout the world readily followed the event. Moreover, the World Pool made massive waves across Horse racing sports betting sites as well, where players placed wagers on the newcomers.
The event had six types of bets available on the German and Irish cards. These were Forecast (Exacta), Win, Quinella, Tierce (Trifecta), Place, and Quinella Place (Swinger). The event offered up to 4,000 euros in awards along with a chance to win a VIP trip to Hong Kong.
The event was praised by Sam Nati, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Head of Commingling. According to Nati, every international Derby carries specific importance in Hong Kong among stakeholders. These stakeholders include wagering customers, owners, and racing fans alike.
Nati added that this is why the Irish and German derbies are such an essential addition to the schedule.