Tag Archives: Willie Mullins

Countdown to Cheltenham: Ladbrokes on why The Festival is ‘a huge battleground’ for betting promotions

With only one more day to go until Jump racing’s biggest event of the year, SBC has continued the Countdown to Cheltenham by quizzing Nicola McGeady, Head of PR at Ladbrokes. She outlined the top runners and riders to keep a close eye on, and explained why punters can expect an even bigger range of competing promotional offers. SBC: Three …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Santini could deliver Henderson Gold Cup win says Coral

With 11 days to go until the racing industry descends on Cheltenham Racecourse, SBC has been getting the run-down from major betting operators on what to look out for at The Festival. We’ve been asking whether we could be seeing a ‘wednesday wipeout’ and what the chances are of Willie Mullins retaining the Gold Cup title. Speaking to Harry Aitkenhead, PR …

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Bookmakers in charge after 16/1 Champion hurdle shock

Champion

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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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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