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Horse RacingMay 28, 20210

News Roundup

Trainer George Baker has hit out at the levels of prize money in the UK. Talking on Goodwin TV he said, ‘It would be wonderful if in a few years’ time on a mid-week meeting we were running around for rather more than a chocolate cake and a rosette which is what is happening now.’

BookmakersMay 28, 20210

BetVictor Review

The company was originally founded in 1946 by the family bookmaking dynasty the Chandler’s, BetVictor has become one of Europe’s leading online gaming firms. The company was founded by William Chandler who owned Walthamstow Stadium, which he opened in 1931, today they are headquartered in Gibraltar.

BookmakersMay 27, 20210

William Hill Review

Established in 1934 and a familiar name to punters, William Hill once dominated the British high-street. Now a huge online player as well, they remain one of the most trusted and respected bookmakers in the market. The company remains a dominant brand in gambling (despite the emergence of a large number of dynamic online-only competitors) and are listed on the London stock market.

Horse RacingMay 25, 20210

Epsom Racecourse Gallops 24/05/21

On Monday, One Ruler and John Leeper, both intended runners for next month’s Derby, were put through their paces on Epsom turf. Below are the reactions to their performances by their trainers as reported originally by Jockey Club News.

Stephen HarrisMay 25, 20210

10 reasons why punters need Beth.bet

Beth.bet wants to change the way we think about betting and give punters an innovative platform to help make informed betting decisions in order to become more profitable. How does it do that? Beth.bet goes beyond the bookmakers’ odds with its tried and tested game-changing AI technologies.

Horse RacingMay 24, 20210

Weekend Winners

My weekend started up at Bath Racecourse on Friday. There were eight races with paying customers and bookmakers on the course for the first time since March 2020. It rained and blew a gale for most of the day, and nobody gave a hoot, it was smiles all around, a real party atmosphere. The beginning of the end of our Covid nightmare has begun. The bookmakers all reported that the punters were keen to bet and to bet in cash. Happy days.

Horse RacingMay 21, 20210

Drone Wars and Bookies’ Woes

Some racecourse bookmakers have been up in arms over Royal Ascot’s decision to limit their crowd to just 4000 this year. They aren’t complaining about that figure, or that they will be made up of members, box holders and people eating in the restaurants. No, some of the layers aren’t happy that bookmaker numbers have been limited to just a dozen to service those punters.

Horse RacingMay 19, 20210

When a Gamble Isn’t a Gamble

The Racing Press did its best to brighten up Monday with an on-line story about another attempted multiple ‘gamble’. The punting had apparently taken place overnight on horses from the same stable. Phrases like ‘the bookmakers were running scared’, ‘braced for a huge pay out’ and all that sort of thing no doubt being readied as the first horse went to post. None of the selections won and the trainer was annoyed that his name had been linked to what looks a likely cry of wolf.

Stephen HarrisMay 17, 20210

What did we learn from the York Dante meeting?

The York Dante meeting is one of the highlights of the calendar at the historic Knavesmire track, with three brilliant days of top-class group, listed and competitive handicap racing. This year’s ground ‘going’ started good – good-to-soft in places, with some heavy rain easing things on the first day although the ground began to dry out by the start of Friday’s action.