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BookmakersJune 25, 20210

Ladbrokes review

Ladbrokes is a British gambling institution founded by Schwind and Pennington in 1886, originally as a commission agents for horses trained at Ladbroke Hall in Warwickshire.

Cheltenham festival in the early morning
Horse RacingJune 24, 20210

Five Day Cheltenham festival

The recent suggestion that Cheltenham may become a five-day festival from 2023 has certainly got the racing world talking and essentially split down the middle. On one side, the people who are mad keen to get the extra revenue into racing’s depleted coffers. The other side, those that feel that such a dilution from the original three days is already too much and will lessen the fixture’s value further.

newton abbot highlights from Simon Nott
Horse RacingJune 23, 20210

Newton Abbot 22 June 2021

There was traffic chaos because of a series of incidents on the roads around Newton Abbot before racing. The situation meant some jockeys didn’t get to the course in time for the first race the Racing Partnership TRP Novices’ Handicap Hurdle. Lucy Gardner’s loss was Gavin Sheehan’s gain when picking a spare ride on winner on Susan Gardner’s c …

tuesday highlights of royal ascot 2021
Horse RacingJune 16, 20210

Royal Ascot Tuesday Highlights

Those that really had a lump on may have had a few moments of anxiety when the favourite was niggled along briefly three out. Day one of Royal Ascot kicked off with a victory for Palace Pier for John and Thady Gosden under…

Jim Clarke bookmaker at the racecourse
Horse RacingJune 16, 20210

A Royal Ascot Catastrophe

One year I got a day’s work with fellow Dorset bookmaker Jim Clarke. Jim and I got on really well but our day working together at Royal Ascot was memorable for all the wrong reasons. I am not at Royal Ascot this year but sitting down to write about it did get me reminiscing. Here is the story, a tale of woe, people who do not like to read about bookmakers losing, stop reading now!