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Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series

Ascot and Chester racecourses have agreed to host races from the third series of The Silk Series in 2019, with the first race taking place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday. The £150,000 series of races for female jockeys aims to promote the achievements of both amateur and professional female jockeys across Britain. Jockeys take part in a series of fifteen …

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BHA assesses flu risks and restarts racing with enhanced biosecurity

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In a late night announcement, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced a ‘risk-managed return’ to racing will take place from Wednesday this week after a hiatus caused by an outbreak of equine flu. After consultation with its veterinary committee, and based on the latest tests conducted by the Animal Health Trust, the BHA’s Chief Regulatory Officer Brant Dunshea has …

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Uncertainty continues as February Towcester meeting is moved

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that Towcester’s 13 February fixture has been moved to Musselburgh. It comes after the historic venue entered into administration due to trading difficulties causing its three scheduled meetings for the end of 2018 to be moved. Prior to entering into administration, a statement from the course revealed: “Towcester Racecourse Company Limited, proprietors of …

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Silk Series expansion welcomes four new tracks into the fold

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four races set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The enterprise gives female jockeys a chance to compete for a share of £150,000, including the £20,000 final which will take place once again on Ladies Day of the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, on Thursday 13 September 2018, Held across thirteen popular summer racedays, with points accrued at each depending on finishing positions, the series also raises funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Susannah Gill, ARC Director of External Affairs, said, “We were all absolutely delighted with the reception that The Silk Series got from the racing community and wider sports industry last year, and we are very pleased to welcome our new racecourse partners in Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York. “All four racecourses will help to increase the opportunities for female jockeys to compete on popular racedays and give a valuable contribution to raise the profile of The Silk Series. “We hope interest in The Silk Series will continue to grow this summer, and look forward to competitive racing as we did last year, with Megan Nicholls a very worthy winner of The Tufnell Trophy” Jockey Hollie Doyle, who passed the 100 career wins barrier in January, acts as a Silk Series ambassador, and commented: “Last summer, The Silk Series offered a number of the female jockeys the opportunity to ride that they might not have had before, and the chance to ride for new trainers as well, which is key to helping progress your career. “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved again this year and look forward to sharing my thoughts and views on being a professional jockey with my blog”

An expansion of the Silk Series has been revealed by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), with races from an extra four tracks set be encompassed into the 2018 offering. Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), Goodwood, Hamilton Park, Musselburgh and York Racecourses have been announced as joining the initiative, which launched in 2017 across nine ARC tracks. The …

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Suwaan and so forth for long term Tipster Challenge leader

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Tipster Challenge leader Sarah Shannon from OneBet retained a lead held since 15 June despite ‘Nap of the Day’ success for BetStars on Suwaan at Musselburgh. The 5/2 victory for Suwaan in the day’s final race was only enough to move Ian Marmion, Trading Director for BetStars, into a creditable seventh place. However, it was another difficult day for the resident …

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BetStars expects leaderboard to ‘Take A Turn’ at Musselburgh

Ian Marmion, Trading Director at BetStars, is hoping that ‘Take A Turn’ is a good omen for his Tipster Challenge hopes at Musselburgh. Marmion, who failed to muster any points on his previous showing in late April, has also put forward early market leader Suwaan as his Nap of the Day in the 5:00. Meanwhile, bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris is hoping …

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Dave Watkins looks to achieve Betgenius status at Musselburgh

We are delighted to introduce Dave Watkins as today’s Tipster Challenge Guest. Watkins has been with Betgenius for over 5 years, starting out as Head of Connextra Sales, before becoming Commercial Manager, and finally moving into his current role as Sales Director – Digital Marketing. He will be providing expert tips for each of today’s races at Musselburgh, alongside competition …

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Paddy Power hopes to find the #MissingType at York Races

This week’s Tipster Challenge Guest is Paddy Power, Director of Communications for his namesake company. A graduate from Dublin University, Power has worked in all facets of the business, including risk control, operations and marketing. The Irish bookmaker is completely unique within the industry, with entertaining advertising campaigns and often controversial betting markets. Just last month, they initiated an advertising …

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Luke Tarr of Star Sports picks his Pontefract race winners

Luke Tarr, Head of Public Relations at Star Sports, is back for a second tilt at the Tipster Challenge at Pontefract. After returning 16.50 points on his first outing in May, he will be hopeful of extending the Guest’s lead at the top of the leaderboard. Star Sports will be competing against SBC News, Timeform and Stephen Harris, the Horse …

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Darren Haines takes the Tipster Challenge at Catterick

Darren Haines, PR Director at Heavyweight Sports, has become the latest Guest to accept the Tipster Challenge, providing expert tips for each of today’s races at Catterick! Haines joined Heavyweight Sports in 2014, after serving in similar roles for Ryman and Paddy Power. The company specialises in Sports Marketing and PR, and works with some of the biggest names in the industry …

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