Tag Archives: Cheltenham 2016

bettingexpert research: ‘Millions in misery for bookmakers at Cheltenham 2016’

Leading European betting player portal bettingexpert.com has analysed the four days of Cheltenham Festival 2016 wagering, in what has been dubbed ‘the worst ever Cheltenham’ by UK bookmakers. Publishing detailed analysis of betting trends at Cheltenham 2016, bettingexpert has estimated that bookmakers were approximately down £3.21 per punter. With tens of millions of wagers taken over the course of the …

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Bookmakers lick wounds after ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’

As Cheltenham Festival organisers clean the stands and pull-down the hospitality tents, UK and Irish bookmakers have left this year’s racing spectacle bruised and battered. Returning to their offices, bookmakers will have to fork out an expensive festival tab of + £60 million as punters cashed in on multiple favourites. Suffering a severe post-festival come-down, nearly all bookmaker PR teams have …

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Tipster Challenge – Week 10 action from Cheltenham

For the 10th week of Tipster Challenge action, it’s fitting that we’re at the world famous Cheltenham Festival! SBC News will be trying to follow up a 5-win week at Catterick, and hold off the team of Guests in 2nd, represented this week by Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill. William Hill have been gearing up to take up …

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William Hill gears up for 10,000 bets per minute on Cheltenham

William Hill is embarking on its biggest ever marketing campaign for a racing event, as it prepares to take a record 10,000 bets per minute at peak times during next week’s Cheltenham Festival. Central to the campaign is a commitment to never being beaten on price at the festival. They will offer a record number of betting markets and expect to …

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BetVictor announces development to Lengthen The Odds offering

BetVictor have announced an exciting development to its popular, in-house developed, ‘Lengthen The Odds’ offering. The new facility enhances the customer experience by enabling customers to pick their price on every horse in every UK race. With ‘Lengthen The Odds’, punters can choose up to fifteen prices on every horse in every race, meaning odds-on favourites are a thing of the past in UK Racing. …

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BetBright launches BBTV in time for Cheltenham 2016

In time for the start of The Cheltenham Festival 2016, Dublin-based online bookmaker BetBright has unveiled its live streaming horseracing service BetBright TV – ‘BBTV’, which will be made accessible to all customers. The operator describes its BBTV service as a “one-stop shop for all racing action”, which aims to fulfil all the requirements for online horseracing punters. The free …

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Tipster Challenge Results – bettingexpert take the lead

It was the most dramatic week yet in the Tipster Challenge, as the Guests and bettingexpert swapped places in 1st and 3rd. Ed Nicholson of Unibet could only manage a single 6/5 winner, whereas Stephen Harris was bang on form picking 3 winners, including the 7/1 Slidecheck in the final race at 5:05. On the face of it Timeform had a good …

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Stephen Harris – bettingexpert: Cheltenham Festival

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We’re into the month of March, and the Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us. So it was only right that we caught up with the resident horse racing guru at bettingexpert, Stephen Harris. We asked him how he feels about Cheltenham, how easy (or difficult) it is to pick a race winner, and how confident he is feeling about his …

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Pendleton on course for Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase with Betfair

Victoria Pendleton Britain’s most successful female Olympian is on course to complete her one-year ‘Betfair #SwitchingSaddles’ challenge, as she gears up to ride the Cheltenham Festival 2016 Foxhunter Chase on 18 March. This weekend three-time Kirin Olympic cycling gold medallist completed a clear ride on Supreme Danehill, finishing seventh in the Novices Riders’ Race at Horseheath Point-to-Point. Trainer Alan Hill …

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William Hill issues 2016 Willie Mullins warning

Preparing for a new UK racing season, William Hill has issued an early warning predicting the domination of Willie Mullins and his champion jockey Ruby Walsh at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. The bookmaker predicts that the ‘Mullins/Walsh juggernaut’ will once again takeover Cheltenham this March, pricing Mullins at 1-5 to be ‘Festival Top Trainer’ at with Ruby Walsh 4-11 to …

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