Tag Archives: Paul Nicholls

Countdown to Cheltenham: Santini could deliver Henderson Gold Cup win says Coral

With 11 days to go until the racing industry descends on Cheltenham Racecourse, SBC has been getting the run-down from major betting operators on what to look out for at The Festival. We’ve been asking whether we could be seeing a ‘wednesday wipeout’ and what the chances are of Willie Mullins retaining the Gold Cup title. Speaking to Harry Aitkenhead, PR …

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Jockey Club brings back £1m Chase Triple Crown prize money

The Jockey Club has outlined plans to award £1m in prize money to horses which can win the three most prestigious Grade One staying chases in the new 2019-20 season, in a bid to increase engagement with racing in the UK. The prize money, which will be the biggest bonus in jump racing, will be awarded to the owner, trainer, …

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Sam Twiston-Davies joins Betsafe’s sporting sponsorship portfolio

Betsafe has announced the signing of Sam Twiston-Davies to its growing roster of sporting talent. The sponsorship will see Twiston-Davies ride in Betsafe branded silks as well as feature in an upcoming ATL campaign alongside other Betsafe ambassadors. The 25-year old is recognised as a future champion, regularly seen in the top five of the Jump Jockeys Championship Standings. He …

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Betfair & Mirror Online host live Cheltenham 2017 Expert Preview

With two weeks to go until the start of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival (14-17 March), Betfair has partnered with the Mirror Online (Mirror.co.uk) to host a live expert panel webcast on this year’s races. Hosted tonight at the Trinity Mirror offices (Canada Square London), Betfair ‘Racing Ambassadors’ and renowned racehorse trainers’ Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliot will discuss all things …

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Pendleton on course for Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase with Betfair

Victoria Pendleton Britain’s most successful female Olympian is on course to complete her one-year ‘Betfair #SwitchingSaddles’ challenge, as she gears up to ride the Cheltenham Festival 2016 Foxhunter Chase on 18 March. This weekend three-time Kirin Olympic cycling gold medallist completed a clear ride on Supreme Danehill, finishing seventh in the Novices Riders’ Race at Horseheath Point-to-Point. Trainer Alan Hill …

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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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Pendleton confident of 2016 Cheltenham Festival debut with Betfair

Victoria Pendleton Britain’s most successful female Olympian ever, is set to make her racing debut at 5.55 Newbury flat mile this Thursday 2 July Teaming up with up Betfair, Pendleton gave the UK media an update on her goal to race in the Cheltenham Festival in March 2016. The two time Olympic Gold medallist stated that she felt confident of …

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Pendleton set to make racing debut at Newbury with Betfair

Team GB Double Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton (34) is set to make her debut as an amateur Jockey at Newbury, racing the George Frewer Charity Race on 2 July Pendleton has been trained by legendary jockey trainer Paul Nicholls, as part of Betfair’s attempt to qualify the Olympian as a racer in next year’s Cheltenham Festival Foxhunter Chase. Pendleton …

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William Hill launches first Australia TV campaign

Following the re-brand of the acquired Sportingbet.com.au to ‘William Hill Australia’, William Hill management announced the launch of its inaugural Australian TV campaign ‘it’s your call’. The TV advert debuted on Monday, and will be supported by further multi-channel campaigns promoting William Hill Australia. William Hill has pledged to spend a £5 million on Australian marketing activities in 2015. The …

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Bookmakers gear up for legendary Cheltenham Festival 2015

UK bookmakers are gearing up for four days of enticing racing at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival (10-14 March), as UK Racing’s biggest event prepares to say goodbye to champion rider AP McCoy. McCoy a Cheltenham legend with three Champion Hurdles, two Gold Cups and a Champions Chase win, will be looking to add to his festival haul for one last …

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