Tag Archives: Aintree

Tipster Challenge – Fingerontheswitch for Ferguson at Doncaster

This week we are at Doncaster for the seven race meet sponsored by BetBright. We will be taking on Stephen Harris, the resident horse racing guru at bettingexpert, Timeform and Scott Ferguson. Scott is a lifelong racing and betting fan with many years in the wagering industry around the world, including the early days of Betfair. He founded the Matchbook …

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SBC News launches new Horse Racing Tipster Competition

SBC News is pleased to announce a brand new Horse Racing Tipster feature for its online readers! We will be taking on BettingExpert, Timeform and a rotation of guest tipsters every week, with the focus on a specific race meet EVERY WEDNESDAY! Throughout the year we will keep record of points won each week, points won on average and points won …

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Aintree & Channel 4 push back Grand National to 17:15 start

Officials of Aintree Race Course have confirmed that the 2016 ‘Crabbies Grand National’ will be run at 17:15 UK Time – 9 April. The one hour push back will aim to help TV scheduling for the race during a busy UK sporting weekend.  Having examined 2015’s  Grand National audience figures, Aintree officials and UK broadcaster Channel 4 decided to push back …

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Racing Post bids farewell to AP McCoy with interactive tribute wall

UK racing and sports betting news source the Racing Post has launched an interactive tribute wall to celebrate the career of legendary Ulster jockey Tony (AP) McCoy. The Racing Post has urged its readers to post farewell messages for retiring 19 time champion jockey who will ride for the last time at Sandown Surrey in two weeks’ time. The Racing …

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Sky Bet’s Sebastian Butterworth – The National is ‘a really high pressured day’

Sebastian Butterworth, Head of Horse Racing Trading at Sky Bet, talks about the bookmaker’s preparations for one of the biggest betting days of the year. What goes on in the Sky Bet Head Office on the day of the Grand National? On the morning of the National the traders will get in at about 7am. The prices for Aintree will …

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Ladbrokes students predict Grand National winner using science & data

Ladbrokes has asked three UK student to find the 2015 Grand National winner by creating their own mathematical equation. Taking all different things into consideration whatever they deemed important, the students each created a formula stating what you should use and who you should be betting on this year. They took different factors into account including physical, environmental, psychological, and …

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10 ways spread betting can offer a different angle to the Grand National

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, explores the different markets that spread betting firms can offer over the Grand National. It’s the one day of the year the country turns into a nation of gamblers as horses are backed due …

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Paddy Power & Ruby Walsh go viral for Grand National 2015

Ahead of this week’s Aintree Grand National (9-11 April), Paddy Power has launched a set of viral videos featuring legendary jockey Ruby Walsh. The viral videos follow Ruby Walsh as he prepares to ride the Grand National. Walsh who comes fresh from winning four Cheltenham Festival races last month, Walsh will be riding Ballycasey who the majority of bookmakers have …

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Worldpay predicts biggest ever Grand National for online bookmakers

Global payments processor and services provider Worldpay have predicted that online bookmakers are set for their biggest Grand National ever this weekend. Alan Watson, Vice President Gambling, Worldpay eCommerce, said: “The Grand National is always the most popular betting event in the sporting calendar and we are already seeing huge excitement around this year’s race. Racing fans were emboldened by …

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5 conclusions from Ladbrokes’ performance woes

bettingexpert.com Racing editor Stephen Harris digests the latest Ladbrokes woes and identifies five implications for the industry. The headlines in the press said it all last week as the beleaguered bookmaker suffered yet another dire set of results, particularly when compared with William Hill, Paddy Power and Bet365. But what do these shocking figures mean for the industry as a …

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