Tag Archives: Willie Mullins

Bookmakers in charge after 16/1 Champion hurdle shock

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The bookmakers hit back after a quickfire Willie Mullins double opened proceedings at Cheltenham, with a victory for the unfancied Espoir D’Allen in the Champion Hurdle ensuring a “winning day for the industry” – both on and off the course. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, said that it was honours “pretty even” heading into the Champion Hurdle – …

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Excitement grows for 2018 Grand National

The biggest spectacle in the British horse racing calendar returns this weekend, as Aintree once again hosts the Randox Health Grand National. Aintree is anticipating that throughout the festival, which comes to a conclusion late on Saturday afternoon, it will welcome in excess of 150,000 racing enthusiasts. The National marks the culmination of three days of enthralling jump racing. Having replaced …

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Apples Jade saves bookies from big treble payout at Cheltenham

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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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32Red ambassador lands winner on Ruby Thursday at Cheltenham

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The bookies may have enjoyed the upper hand across the first two days at Cheltenham, but the punters struck back thanks to an incredible Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins quadruple on day three. After heading into the day without a victory, the famous horse racing duo made a quick start by prevailing in the JLT Novices’ Chase on Yorkhill (6/4), …

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Jacob Johns – Easyodds – Preparing for The Cheltenham Festival

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With less than two weeks to go until the biggest horse racing meet of the year, we caught up with Jacob Johns, one of the leading horse racing tipsters at odds comparison site Easyodds, to find out more about his company’s preparation for The Festival and how he expects the bookmakers to respond after the ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’ in 2016. …

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Ladbrokes fear Many Clouds Grand National win

Britain’s bookmakers are hoping for a successful Grand National on Saturday, following the hammering they took at the Cheltenham Festival just three weeks ago. It is estimated that the industry lost around £60 million, as a string of heavily-backed favourites led by horses owned by former Barclays banker Rich Ricci, romped to victory at Cheltenham. The nightmare started with a …

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Sky Vegas drops a ‘golden’ Grand National ticket in Liverpool

Sky Vegas have taken steps to promote a brand association with this week’s Grand National, by announcing a ‘Golden Ticket’ promotion in Liverpool that could net a lucky winner up to £10k. Bosses at the online casino have attached a winning Grand National ticket to a drone and released it from the skies. The ticket’s whereabouts is being tracked by GPS technology …

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Tipster Challenge – Week 10 action from Cheltenham

For the 10th week of Tipster Challenge action, it’s fitting that we’re at the world famous Cheltenham Festival! SBC News will be trying to follow up a 5-win week at Catterick, and hold off the team of Guests in 2nd, represented this week by Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill. William Hill have been gearing up to take up …

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William Hill gears up for 10,000 bets per minute on Cheltenham

William Hill is embarking on its biggest ever marketing campaign for a racing event, as it prepares to take a record 10,000 bets per minute at peak times during next week’s Cheltenham Festival. Central to the campaign is a commitment to never being beaten on price at the festival. They will offer a record number of betting markets and expect to …

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Stephen Harris – bettingexpert: Cheltenham Festival

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We’re into the month of March, and the Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us. So it was only right that we caught up with the resident horse racing guru at bettingexpert, Stephen Harris. We asked him how he feels about Cheltenham, how easy (or difficult) it is to pick a race winner, and how confident he is feeling about his …

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