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Cheltenham race management could water festival ground

With just over a week until the start of the Cheltenham Festival, clerk of the course Simon Claisse has not ruled out the possibility of watering during the meeting. While Claisse is content with the current state of the ground, temperatures are set to rise towards the end of the week and with little rain forecast, the ground looks set …

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Paddy Power still top of the money-back bookmakers

Paddy Power continues to dominate the money-back offers arena, as the latest monthly report from affiliate FREEBETS.com puts the Dublin-based layer top of the rankings for March. In a month dominated by the Cheltenham Festival, alongside high-profile domestic and European football action, punters were offered some great insurance with valuable money-back offers galore. After a quiet February by recent standards, …

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30% increase in transactions at Cheltenham

Payment provider DataCash has analysed the betting transactions it carried out during the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and discovered a 30% increase in transactions compared to 2013 and up 123% since 2010. In total, over £74.6 million was spent in 2.77m transactions during the four day period across all currencies, including £63.8 million in GBP alone, representing 85% of the total. …

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SBC Day Out – Star Sports Cheltenham Ladies Day!

Team SBC joined the thousands who flocked to horse racing’s place of worship last week thanks to an invitation to the Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day courtesy of gentlemen bookmakers Star Sports. Headed up by the irrepressible Ben Keith, Star Sports has carved a reputation as a high end bookmaker with pitches at some of the biggest racecourses, including Cheltenham. The …

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Mixed bag for Channel 4’s Cheltenham coverage

Viewing figures for this year’s Cheltenham Festival may have dropped by 4% to an average of 804,000, but the audience share was actually up by 1.5%. Channel 4 Racing was also able to take some comfort from its Gold Cup figures, as the Friday programme peaked at 1.53m, marginally up on last year’s 1.48m. A Channel 4 spokesman told The …

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Bookies Fund Wi-Fi at Cheltenham

UK Bookmakers have donated a vast sum of money in order to improve the Wi-Fi  network at the historic Cheltenham Racecourse. The group consisting of Coral, BetVictor, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power and bet365, have donated to the racecourse management in order to improve mobile access and connection for punters at the Cheltenham Festival. In previous race years certain areas …

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Coral To Live Stream Cheltenham Festival Preview

UK bookmaker Coral is to live stream a Cheltenham Festival preview evening for the first time to its thousands of online customers. A panel chaired by Channel 4 Racing presenter, Nick Luck, will provide insight and tips on all 27 races during a two hour webcast from 7pm on Sunday 9th March to help Festival fans make their selections. Luck will be …

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