Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Kindred Group drops Stan James brand focusing UK activity on Unibet

In an interview with the Racing Post, Henrik Tjärnström Chief Executive of Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has revealed that his firm will shut down UK brand Stan James, in order to concentrate its UK market activity through group flagship brand Unibet. Kindred Group expects to carry out a full migration of Stan James customers onto Unibet’s sports betting platform within …

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Penultimate week sees just three race wins at Cheltenham

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After proving to be an unhappy hunting ground for our experts at the Festival five weeks ago, Cheltenham threw up just a trio of winners across seven races in yesterday’s Tipster Challenge. In the penultimate week of the 2016/17 challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods, Ball Street Partnerships Director Ged Colleypriest failed to find a winner, while bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris returned an …

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Ball Street takes the Tipster Challenge at Cheltenham

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In the penultimate week of action in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Ged Colleypriest from Ball Street has made his play for glory at Cheltenham. The Partnerships Director for Ball Street, a network of influencers for sports on social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, has provided tips for today’s seven-race card. Colleypriest will be …

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Might Bite salvages difficult day for our experts at Cheltenham

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It wasn’t just the bookies that took a battering on day two at the Cheltenham Festival. There were similar struggles for our experts in the Tipster Challenge, sponsored by Betting Gods. Harry Lang, Marketing Director at Pinnacle, could only match the 3.50-point return for both Timeform and bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris. All three landed a single winner on Might Bite (7/2), …

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Lang looks for long odds winners at Cheltenham

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With just seven weeks to go in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, we head to Cheltenham for day two at the Festival. Harry Lang, Marketing Director at Pinnacle, has been given a second bite at the cherry this week after last week’s abandonment at Fontwell. He will be up against sixth placed Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and …

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Worldpay expects ‘60% Cheltenham Festival wagering increase’ as punters look for 2016 rerun of results

Leading international digital payment supplier, Worldpay is predicting that online bookmakers will experience up to a 60% increase in turnover this week as British punters hope for a re-run of last years’ record-breaking Cheltenham Festival. A string of winning favourites at the 2016 Festival saw UK betting operators’ suffer losses of more than £60m, the worst in living memory.  But figures …

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Easyodds releases new version of Cheltenham app

Odds comparison company Easyodds.com has released its 2017 Cheltenham Festival app in time for next week’s major festival. After a successful version last year, which had over 3000 users and garnered a positive review in the Racing Post on Sunday, the 2017 edition already features the latest ante-post odds from UK bookmakers so punters can find the best value bet for the Festival. …

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William Hill agrees programme sponsorship with ITV Racing

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William Hill has agreed a one-year partnership with ITV to become the programme sponsors of the broadcaster’s new racing coverage. The bookmaker will sponsor almost 100 days of live racing across the main channel and ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme on ITV4 featuring bespoke William Hill idents. ITV’s racing coverage will be led by the former Sky …

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32Red signs up three leading jockeys as brand ambassadors

32Red has announced that leading jockeys Jamie Spencer, Bryan Cooper and Paddy Brennan have joined the company as racing ambassadors. Starting today, the jockeys will provide insight and analysis on both their rides and the big races, with daily blogs throughout the major flat and national hunt festivals. Each of them will wear 32Red-branded race apparel to support 32Red’s sponsorship …

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UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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