Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Tipstrr take on the Tipster Challenge at Haydock

After Ciaran O’Brien collected 16.5 points last week at Cheltenham, all eyes will be on the next special guest in the Tipster Challenge at Haydock. Trying to maintain, or even extend the Guest’s lead, will be Damien Fearn of Tipstrr Ltd. Damien used to build custom algorithmic models to provide useful and profitable advice to clients and betting syndicates. Now …

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Tipster Challenge Results – Champion Chase drama at Cheltenham

The Guests took charge at the top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard on a memorable day at the Cheltenham Festival. Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill ended the day with an incredible 16.5 points after race wins for Diego Du Charmil (13/2), Ballyandy (5/1) and an emotional Nico de Boinville on Sprinter Sacre (5/1). For the first time, bettingexpert have …

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Current Levy level unsustainable for LBOs

Horseracing and the government has been warned that the current level of Horseracing Levy being paid by betting shops is unsustainable and will need to be lowered if the sport is going to thrive in betting shops. Speaking at the Association of British Bookmakers AGM in London yesterday, Paul Darling QC underlined the fact that betting shop operators are paying …

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Paddy Power revenues hit €1bn before Betfair merger

Both Paddy Power and Betfair were achieving double digit growth ahead of their merger last month – Paddy Power had grown its revenues by 24% to €1.1bn in 2015, while Betfair’s final quarter as an independent company saw revenues increase by 21%. However both firms also had their figures blunted by taxation. Over 2015 Paddy Power’s operating profit increased 10% …

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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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Cheltenham announces Timico as Gold Cup title sponsor

Cheltenham Festival officials have announced independent communications service provider Timico Technology Group as its new sponsor of the Gold Cup. The Newark based company has agreed to sponsor the event for four years, which will be now named the ‘Timico Gold Cup’. Furthermore as Gold Cup sponsors the firm has boosted the prize pot by £25,000 to a record £575,000. …

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Kauto Star put down following paddock fall

Champion race horse Kauto Star has been put down yesterday after suffering neck and pelvis bone injuries following a tragic paddock fall. Vets treating the race horse, choose to euthanise the two time Cheltenham God Cup winner who was in great pain, as Kauto Star had fractured three bones in his pelvis. The race horse was fifteen years old and …

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Star Sports acquires BetVictor’s UK racecourse betting points

UK independent race track betting specialist Star Sports has purchased BetVictor’s portfolio of 18 racecourse betting points for an undisclosed fee that will see the Brighton-based firm stand on the rails at 11 UK racecourses. Star Sports is set to add on-site betting points at  Ascot, Cheltenham, Goodwood Newmarket and Sandown Park, to its existing retail portfolio which includes  betting …

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Records broken as Cheltenham Festival enters British sporting agenda

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival posted four days of consecutive record breaking attendance, with racing crowds of +68,000 gathering daily at Cheltenham Racecourse. The success and drama of this year’s Cheltenham Festival has placed the event firmly on the British sporting calendar and more importantly racing back in the public’s sporting agenda. Cheltenham 2015 will be remembered for its dramatic headlines …

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Pendleton & Betfair target riding Cheltenham 2016 Foxhunter Chase

Betfair plans to turn Britian’s most successful female Olympian Victoria Pendleton into a Cheltenham Festival jockey, as the multiple Olympic Gold medallist targets qualifying for the 2016 Foxhunter Chase. The operator has teamed Pendleton with legendary UK trainer Paul Nicholls with a view of qualifying for a Category A amateur riding licence which would allow the athlete to ride flat …

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