Tag Archives: horseracing

Proform Racing launches new bet, lay and trade finder app

Proform Racing has launched a new web app to help users quickly identify relevant bets, lays or trades based on real time data and an almost unlimited selection criteria. The Bet, Lay, Trade Finder App (BLT Finder), which is the brainchild of Proform Racing owner Simon Walton, enables punters to find their next selections on the move. It also allows …

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Can greyhound racing win the battle to prove its worth?

Just when it looked like London’s last greyhound track was going to be replaced by AFC Wimbledon’s search for a new stadium, last month plans were ‘called in’ by the Mayor’s office. Scott Longley asks if this turn in fortunes can be reflected across the sport in general. The reprieve granted to Wimbledon greyhound stadium in mid-April was a rare piece …

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UK Government following French lead for racing funding changes

The UK Government will be applying for State Aid exemption to extend the horseracing betting levy to online bookmakers. The plans, revealed in today’s budget, show that rather than replacing the Levy Scheme, the DCMS is to attempt to alter it, following the line ploughed by the French authorities to introduce betting rights to sports. In a document responding to …

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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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