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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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Towcester set for administration after “trading difficulties”

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Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester has cancelled all its scheduled meetings for this weekend after announcing it’s set to enter into administration. The course, which is owned by the Fermor- Hesketh family and is steeped in history, is scheduled to host a further three cards this year with the first commencing on 10 October, however whether these take place …

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Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS (“Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service”) greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops. Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “We are delighted that Paddy Power has joined other betting shop operators in being able to show BAGS greyhound fixtures on their channels.   The BAGS schedule comprises over …

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GMG strikes content agreement with BAGS for Greyhound Racing

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A minimum of 1,619 greyhound fixtures from 12 established tracks are to be made available to the betting industry from the start of 2018. This follows a new agreement between Arena Racing Company (ARC), who represent the media interest of Greyhound Media Group (GMG), and the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Dominic Ford, Chairman of BAGS, added: “BAGS has been …

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Greyhound racing to be shown on TRP’s channel

A new deal has been struck allowing 1,619 Greyhound fixtures to be shown on The Racing Partnership’s channel (TRP). The Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have reached the agreement for the races to be shown, which will commence on 1st January 2018, and will see greyhound racing being shown on ARC’s TRP channel. As part of …

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Star Sports unveiled as lead sponsors of the Towcester English Greyhound Derby

UK independent bookmaker Star Sports has been unveiled as the new sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, the world’s most prestigious greyhound race. The 2017 Star Sports Greyhound Derby will be run at Towcester, the UK’s newest greyhound track, for the first time on Saturday 1st July, with a winner’s purse of £175,000 and total prize-money of over £350,000, it is the richest greyhound …

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Top ten for bettingexpert and second place for Easyodds

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Stephen Harris from bettingexpert moved back into the top ten after collecting a huge 15.72 points from four race wins, whilst Jacob Johns enjoyed an ‘easy’ Tipster Challenge debut at Towcester to enter in second place. The deputy editor at Easyodds picked up short odds victories on Bandon Roc (8/13) and Solighoster (1/10), before matching Harris’ 7/1 win on Snowball in …

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Easyodds looks for some long odds winners at Towcester

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Jacob Johns, one of the lead horse racing tipsters at odds comparison site Easyodds, has signed up for today’s Tipster Challenge at Towcester. Johns graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Psychology, but quickly changed career paths when joining Easyodds as a data manager, before moving to his current position as deputy editor. He will be going up against …

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BHA panel finds trainer Jim Best guilty of stopping two horses

Trainer Jim Best has been found guilty by a disciplinary panel of ordering a jockey not to win two races. However, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has only suspended him for six months, after deeming that his original four-year ban until 2020 was ‘too substantial to stand’. The panel, chaired by Sir William Gage, concluded that Best was guilty of conduct …

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