The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), the host of the World Pool’s Dubai Super Saturday, announced that this year’s event saw a significant uptick in turnover. On Friday, HKJC confirmed that the betting turnover of Dubai’s Super Saturday meeting hit a globally comingled turnover of HK$224,802,517 ($28.6 million).
A total of eight races contributed toward that result. The spectacular card in Meydan marked an increase in the globally commingled turnover. This year, the commingled turnover’s result of HK$224.8 million marked an increase of HK$18.9 million ($2.4 million) when compared to the turnover from the same period last year.
While the recent meeting wrapped up, World Pool is expected to return to Meydan Racecourse later this month. On Saturday, March 25, 2023, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to take place at the famous racecourse.
“World Pool continues to grow year-on-year and we couldn’t be happier to exceed 2022’s Super Saturday turnover total.“
Sam Nati, head of commingling at the Hong Kong Jockey Club
Sam Nati, HKJC’s head of commingling, said that the popularity of World Pool continues to grow year after year. The Club’s head of commingling pointed out that HKJC is delighted to see this year’s result surpass the turnover from the Super Saturday that took place in 2022.
According to Nati, the runners from Hong Kong helped boost engagement and interest in the event. “We continue to see unbelievable comparative value and deep liquidity wherever World Pool goes,” said HKJC’s head of commingling in conclusion.
“Having runners from Hong Kong engaged at the meeting really added to the international flavor that is World Pool,“
During Super Saturday, The Ras Al Khor race enjoyed significant popularity and recorded the highest turnover out of all eight races. There were pari-mutuel organizations from more than 20 different countries that contributed toward the turnover of The Ras Al Khor race which hit HK$33,518,763 ($4.3 million) this year. The race itself was won by Godolphin’s Al Suhail.
On the other hand, other races also enjoyed strong turnover with G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 recording HK$31,560,463 ($4 million) while the G1 Jebel Hatta race hit HK$33,366,784 ($4.3 million) in turnover. The G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 was won by Salute The Soldier, marking the second such win.