Tag Archives: horseracing

Chisholm Bookmakers expects National Living Wage to impact finances

Chisholm Bookmakers have warned that the introduction of the National Living Wage may force it to lay off staff and close some of its betting shops. Directors also cited the high cost of horse racing media rights as a main cause for widening losses, and confirmed that a number of small shops closed during the year as rising costs made them …

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Racing UK launches HD channel

Racing UK has announced that it is to become the first dedicated horseracing channel to offer high definition coverage to its UK viewers. The HD service will go live on March 7th on Sky channel 432. Over 600 race meetings per year will be broadcast in all their glory, including all 28 races from the Cheltenham Festival which gets started …

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Betfair believes Coral Welsh Grand National will take place Saturday

Betfair is offering odds of 4/11 that the re-scheduled Coral Welsh Grand National will go ahead this Saturday.   Should it take place the race will be held at Chepstow, though with the ongoing heavy rains throughout the UK inspections were called on Thursday at Wetherby and Wincanton for Friday’s races. Betfair spokesman Barry Orr said: “Despite the unsettled forecast we make it …

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Webis Holdings looking to extend HKJC partnership

Global gaming group Webis Holdings PLC has revealed that it is in talks with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to extend the partnership between the two organisations. In an AGM announcement, where it detailed that all resolutions at its latest annual general meeting were passed, Webis said that its US racing subsisdiary, WatchandWager.com LLC, is in advanced negotiations with Hong …

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Great Yarmouth ready for next summer after £300,000 investment

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) has made a £300,000 investment to ensure Great Yarmouth Racecourse has a first class racing surface, including one of the best straight turf mile courses in this country, and the track will commence its racing season on Wednesday 8 June 2016. To date the new home straight has received positive feedback from jockeys who have ridden …

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British horseracing pulls together with new tripartite structure

British horseracing is entering another new era after agreeing a tripartite structure for governance of the sport. In what it is describing as ‘a landmark moment in the history’ of British Horseracing, the industry’s major stakeholders have signed a Members’ Agreement, which in theory allows it to act in a unified manner, with the major stakeholders making strategic decisions for …

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Once in a Lifetime Horse! American Pharoah signs off with $5 million Breeders Classic Cup victory

This weekend saw American Pharoah sign off his career in style, winning the $5 million Breeders Classic Cup at Keeneland (Fort Knox – Kentucky). Pharoah was already the toast of US racing having completed the first Triple Crown in 32 years winning US grand slams’ at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes. However Saturday’s ‘Fort Knox’ victory …

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Q Racing: The biggest challenge is keeping on top of changes

SBC caught up with Chris Johns, one half of Q Racing – a professional tipster service that operates off the www.bettinggods.com site, to find out what makes a tipster tick. SBC: How did you get into the tipping game? CJ: I have had an interest in horse racing most of my adult life and subscribed to and bought many, many …

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Darren Moore: Extra effort needed to promote better class horseracing

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Owner of BettingGods.com and horseracing tipster Darren Moore believes that horseracing can do more to appeal to a wider customer base. SBC: What do you believe horseracing needs to do to appeal to a wider audience? Darren Moore: The large number of people who work during the week and rarely get the chance to go or watch racing should be …

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SIS shows support for British Racing School

SIS, supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has signalled its continued support for grassroots horseracing through sponsorship of the British Racing School. SIS’ support means that BRS students stand an even better chance to follow in the footsteps of school alumni including champion jockeys Seb Sanders and Paul Hanagan. The sponsorship will deliver new …

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