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Paddy Power turns to Crouchy to deliver on Cheltenham’s tall orders

Paddy Power has set out to create its next Cheltenham Festival ‘viral moment’ after securing the services of Peter Crouch as its new brand ambassador. Seeking to gain the ‘highest coverage’ possible during a crucial Festival period for all bookmakers, Paddy Power has turned to the multi-talented former Premier League fan-favourite turned superstar podcaster Peter Crouch as its Cheltenham 2020 …

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Paddy Power enters fresh turf by launching ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ podcast

Paddy Power marketing has continued to diversify its media coverage after confirming the launch of its first podcast ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ dedicated to the sport of racing. Launched today, the Irish bookmaker’s foray into podcasting has been developed by new marketing division ‘Paddy Power Media’ – an umbrella unit which seeks to maintain Paddy Power’s mass-market profile across multiple …

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Apples Jade saves bookies from big treble payout at Cheltenham


The bookmakers suffered a bad start to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, despite the early failure of Getabird and a surprisingly off-colour showing from the much-vaunted Apples Jade. Ridden by Ruby Walsh, Getabird was nowhere to be seen in the closing stages of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, as Summerville Boy came from behind to take victory from Kalashnikov. Stephen …

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Douvan disappoints but LeoVegas revels in first Cheltenham

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LeoVegas confirmed that its first Cheltenham had “exceeded all expectations”, after watching 2/9 favourite Douvan come 7th in the Champion Chase on a triumphant day for the bookmakers. Less than a year after launching in time for Euro 2016, the Swedish-based mobile gaming specialists acknowledged that whilst a hit could be around the corner, Ruby Walsh’s disappointing start to the …

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The #SupportOurJockeys Racing Post charity campaign launches at Cheltenham

Racing Post’s charity campaign was launched on Friday afternoon with the unveiling of a giant saddle cloth at Cheltenham racecourse.   The campaign titled #SupportOurJockeys is promoting the causes of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) and Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ). Ruby Walsh, Chairman of the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund Ltd and winner of last year’s Racing Post Arkle on Un De …

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William Hill issues 2016 Willie Mullins warning

Preparing for a new UK racing season, William Hill has issued an early warning predicting the domination of Willie Mullins and his champion jockey Ruby Walsh at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. The bookmaker predicts that the ‘Mullins/Walsh juggernaut’ will once again takeover Cheltenham this March, pricing Mullins at 1-5 to be ‘Festival Top Trainer’ at with Ruby Walsh 4-11 to …

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Paddy Power & Ruby Walsh go viral for Grand National 2015

Ahead of this week’s Aintree Grand National (9-11 April), Paddy Power has launched a set of viral videos featuring legendary jockey Ruby Walsh. The viral videos follow Ruby Walsh as he prepares to ride the Grand National. Walsh who comes fresh from winning four Cheltenham Festival races last month, Walsh will be riding Ballycasey who the majority of bookmakers have …

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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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