Racing: Bookmaker to breed

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The Independent Online
AS WELL as owning a sizeable share of the betting market, bookmakers William Hill are now setting up their own little racing dynasty.

In an attempt to emulate the firm's founder, who bred the 1949 Derby winner Nimbus, William Hill's managing director, John Brown, secured a nomination to the sire Saddlers' Hall for pounds 5,600 at a recent auction event for charity.

The firm is now looking for a suitable mare to be covered by Saddlers' Hall, the Michael Stoute-trained winner of the 1992 Coronation Cup winner, who stands at the Cheveley Park Stud at Newmarket.