Tag Archives: Barry Orr

Ascot in talks over three-year extension to ITV partnership

The current agreement between ITV and Ascot Racecourse has been brought into the spotlight after it has been reported that the broadcaster has asked Ascot to come to a decision over whether it will agree to a three-year partnership extension.  Reported by the Racing Post, the partnership between the two has been highlighted by bookmakers, punters and sponsors, who have …

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Wetherby provides a Betfair first

There was a racing first at Wetherby this week, as for the first time ever three horses were beaten on Betfair’s exchange at odds of 1.01, while the surprise winner Pookie Pekan was an in running 1,000-1 shot. The event became possible when Northern Girl, who was at the time leading the race fell and inadvertently obstructed Dulce Panem, subsequently the …

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Betfair – Hillary hits market high with 85% chance of winning US Presidency

With its ‘2016 US Presidential Election’ market hitting £63 million in wagers Betfair has announced that Hillary Clinton has hit her lowest trading price of 1.18, giving the Democrat candidate an 85% chance of becoming the first US female president.   With just 24 days till the US hits its polls, Betfair revealed that Donald Trump currently trades at 7.0 giving …

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Leicester City fan wins Scoop6 with Betfair

Scoop6 bonus hunter Christopher Downes will guarantee himself a five-figure profit in his quest for a slice of Saturday’s near £1 million pound pot by laying off his selection on the Betfair Exchange.  Downes is a keen punter whose previous biggest win was £3,400 on a placepot. He is said to be leaning towards picking the favourite, Blazer, as his …

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Betfair believes Coral Welsh Grand National will take place Saturday

Betfair is offering odds of 4/11 that the re-scheduled Coral Welsh Grand National will go ahead this Saturday.   Should it take place the race will be held at Chepstow, though with the ongoing heavy rains throughout the UK inspections were called on Thursday at Wetherby and Wincanton for Friday’s races. Betfair spokesman Barry Orr said: “Despite the unsettled forecast we make it …

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