Tag Archives: AP McCoy

BHA states schedule 5 ruling is “there for good reason” amid backlash from racing community

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The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has defended its decision to fine trainer Henry Oliver, citing that the schedule five ruling which discourages trainers and representatives from encouraging horses to start, “is there for good reason”. Schedule five on starting procedures explicitly states that no trainer nor representative is allowed to initiate the start of a race without the permission 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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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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Alizeti comes ‘Together for the Tote’ through £150 million deal

The Alizeti consortium has secured the future of the Tote by striking a deal to purchase an initial 25% share of the pool betting operation, with an option to purchase the remaining 75%. The deal, said to be worth approximately £150 million, has been reached with Fred Done, the founder and CEO of Betfred who acquired the Tote from the …

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Late favourite success derails “blinding” bookie fightback

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The bookmakers suffered a late defeat on day three at Cheltenham, despite getting back in the game after a “blinding” fightback started by a surprise defeat for Un De Sceaux. St Patrick’s Day at the Festival started with the bookmakers an estimated £50 million down from the first two days, and keen to get stuck into the well-backed Terrefort (in …

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William Hill agrees programme sponsorship with ITV Racing

ITV & William Hill

William Hill has agreed a one-year partnership with ITV to become the programme sponsors of the broadcaster’s new racing coverage. The bookmaker will sponsor almost 100 days of live racing across the main channel and ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme on ITV4 featuring bespoke William Hill idents. ITV’s racing coverage will be led by the former Sky …

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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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Betway signs Richard Johnson as Brand Ambassador for 2015/16 National Hunt season.

Betway has added champion jockey Richard Johnson to its list of distinguished brand ambassadors. Johnson a runner-up to AP McCoy an astonishing 16 times in the British Jump Jockeys’ Championship , has signed a deal to become lead spokesperson for Betway for the upcoming 2015/16 National Hunt season. The 38-year-old jockey has ridden nearly 2,900 winners in his career and is currently …

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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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Racing Post bids farewell to AP McCoy with interactive tribute wall

UK racing and sports betting news source the Racing Post has launched an interactive tribute wall to celebrate the career of legendary Ulster jockey Tony (AP) McCoy. The Racing Post has urged its readers to post farewell messages for retiring 19 time champion jockey who will ride for the last time at Sandown Surrey in two weeks’ time. The Racing …

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