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Our Tote Betting Tournaments enable players to compete in a social environment against one another on some of the best days of racing during the UK and Irish World Pool season on the Flat.

What is the Tote Betting Tournament? 

Our Betting Tournaments allow players to compete against some of the most famous punters in the U.K. and Ireland. As well as testing your punting skills against the likes of Harry Findlay, Rory Delargy and Andrew Mount, players can play against friends and other tournament entrants. 

If you download the Tote app and view it on a Tournament day, you can see updates on your’s and other's positions in the tournament standings via live leaderboard. Updates will also be published on our Live Blog and on @ToteRacing twitter, as well as issued through emails/texts.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, the day’s winners will be notified and awarded their prizes, and you can see all the goings-on from the day on the Live Blog which will be available in the Tote app and via our features page on the Tote blog.

How to get involved 

To be involved in the Tote Betting Tournament you simply have to opt-in. The opt-in will be visible on the Tote homepage, under the 'promotions' section, and across the Tote social media channels in the week leading up to the tournament. 

For every player that opts-in to the tournament, £10 is put into the pool, meaning the more players in the tournament, the more money in the pool. 

How to play 

Once you’ve opted-in you are ready to play in the tournament. It is free to opt-in via

Players must place three bets totalling £10 or more to qualify for any prizes, including their share of the Beat Benson Pool, should they beat him. 

During the tournament you can place a variety of bets. Despite the tournament being based on a specific meeting e.g. Royal Ascot, you don’t have to limit your punting just to that card.

All bets placed and settled on UK and Irish races taking place each day, up to and including the specified final race on the day. This will include any bets you’ve placed on those races the previous evening if you’ve played early.


There are three ways to win:

Make a Profit and Beat Benson:  Win a share of the “Beat Benson” pool

The simplest way to win a share of the Prize Money is to make a bigger profit from your betting than Jamie Benson on the day.  Every day we’ll be sharing out the £5,000 Daily Prize Pool to the players who’ve made a bigger profit on the day than Jamie Benson and have reached the minimum staking requirements.

For this competition, you must make a profit on your betting to qualify for a share of the prize pool.

Top Profit: Fixed Prize

The World Pool Series daily competition rewards the top three betting profit makers on the day, based on all bets placed and settled on racing on the day up to and including the final race.

1st £1,000
2nd £500
3rd £250

All Prizes will be paid in Tote credit with an expiry period of 60 days.

The Top 10 profit makers from each of those Daily Betting competitions will qualify to compete in a closed competition on the finals day for which there will be £25,000 up for grabs. £10,000 will go to the overall profit maker on the day and £15,000 will be in the Beat Benson pool.

When are the Betting Tournaments?

Below are the dates for the World Pool Series Tournaments:

Saturday 6th May  Newmarket  2000 Guineas  
Saturday 3rd June   Epsom   Derby Day 
Tuesday 20th June   Ascot   Royal Ascot  
Wednesday 21st June   Ascot   Royal Ascot  
Thursday 22nd June   Ascot   Royal Ascot  
Friday 23rd June   Ascot   Royal Ascot  
Saturday 24th June   Ascot   Royal Ascot 
Saturday 29th July   Ascot   King George Day  
Sunday 2nd July   The Curragh   Irish Derby  
Tuesday 1st August   Goodwood/Galway  Glorious Goodwood  
Wednesday 2nd August   Goodwood/Galway  Glorious Goodwood 
Thursday 3rd August   Goodwood/Galway  Glorious Goodwood 
Wednesday 23rd August   York   Ebor Festival  
Thursday 24th August   York   Ebor Festival  
Friday 25th August   York   Ebor Festival  
Saturday 9th September   Leopardstown  Irish Champion Stakes Day 
Saturday 21st October   Ascot   Champions Day