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Altior restores Cheltenham order after fast start for the books

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A narrow defeat for Champ in the RSA Chase and a “right result for the books” in the Coral Cup put the bookmakers in command once more at Cheltenham, before Altior – “one of the bankers of the week” – restored some order for the big players. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on another pulsating day of …

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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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BHA debuts new Jump technology at Cheltenham Festival

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in collaboration with Cheltenham Racecourse and Racetech, has launched its new official Jump race timing technology, set to be rolled out across this year’s Festival. The new technology aims to met the demands from bookmakers for accurate and consistent timing data from Jump fixtures. Developed by Racetech, the system will use break-beam technology. Emma Marley, …

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Cheltenham Day One: Finding the ‘edge’ through larger priced contenders

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Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, has highlighted Lalor – running in the 2:10 on the first day at Cheltenham – as just one of the “terrific betting opportunities” for those seeking value away from horses trained by the biggest names in the sport. Harris is providing a full preview on the eve of each day at the Festival, …

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BHA cancels UK horseracing following Equine Influenza outbreak

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has made the decision to halt all horse racing across British racecourses on 7 February following the outbreak of Equine Influenza, casting worries about this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The shut down follows the Animal Health Trust confirming three positive cases of the virus in vaccinated horses at an active race yard. Horses from the infected …

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6 of the Best – FSB’s Richard Thorp

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from FSB’s Business Development Director Richard Thorp. Continue reading to discover which Premier League team recovered from a nightmare start to a more than pleasing finish in 2017/18, why the delights on India are highly recommended and why you should never be left thinking “what good has John Cusack done for me.” Best …

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SG Digital details World Cup’s top trends as tournament hots up

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The group stages of the World Cup are now well and truly in full swing, and at around 6pm (UK time) each nation will have competed in 2018’s competition once. Gambling industry data specialists H2GC estimates that the Russian World Cup could break numerous betting records, with an expectation that total gross win could topple €1.7bn detailed, as the showpiece …

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BetBright makes five-figure donation to injured jockeys charity

Bookmaker BetBright has donated £10,000 to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, after Ireland defeated Britain British 17-11 at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Following the Irish victory, the winning BetBright Cup Irish captain, snooker player Ken Doherty received the trophy on the last day of …

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Scientific Games reveals OpenBet Cheltenham Festival figures

Scientific Games Corporation has revealed its Cheltenham Festival figures, with its SG Digital OpenBet sportsbook processing a record number of account transactions. The platform processed in excess of 38 million bets, an increase of almost ten percent on 2017, with the number of bets per minute placed through a single operator during the festival peaking at 15,800. In addition, The …

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BHA begins Cheltenham investigation after deaths of six horses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to launch a review after six horses died at last weeks Cheltenham Festival. During the first day (Tuesday 13 March) of the four-day event, Mossback and Report to Base died, while Sandsend broke a leg in the County Hurdle in a race to the finish on the final day (Friday 16 March). Also on …

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