Outlook Over to a business that works, in the form of Betfair. It looks like a winner. The gambling company jumped to the head of the field by trouncing the City's profit forecasts and handed out sugar lumps to the shareholders in its stable with a chunky dividend hike. The shares duly raced even further ahead of a 950p indicative offer that was withdrawn in May by a major shareholder in cahoots with private equity.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Hannon two-year-old can start to live up to his name on first day of Cambridgeshire fixture
Monday 23 September 2013
Lady Cecil has confirmed that she is to continue to train from Warren Place in Newmarket next season, planning to be active at the autumn sales and declaring that she would “love to win a Group One” – the traditional signal for the Cecil standard to be flown at the yard – next season.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Jockey O’Brien rides the perfect race to bring his father a fourth St Leger triumph – a year late
Sunday 08 September 2013
Veteran Irish jockey continues his remarkable sequence of winning rides on Gordon Lord Byron
Saturday 07 September 2013
Top sprinter could make heavy weather of Haydock event after stablemate is ruled out
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Marco Botti is keeping his fingers crossed Ryan Moore will keep the ride on Dandino when he lines up in the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on 5 November.
Sunday 01 September 2013
For a young jockey who seriously considered abandoning the saddle for the plumbing business three years ago there is now plenty in the pipeline. On Thursday, 25-year-old James Doyle's appointment as Khaled Abdullah's No 1 was announced; yesterday, on his first ride in the dream job, he made the perfect start by steering the exciting prospect Kingman, favourite for next year's 2,000 Guineas, to victory in the Solario Stakes.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Summer's last will and testament was signed off on the July Course at Newmarket last weekend at the end of a dank afternoon with a performance by McFly. Autumn and the purer fare of the Rowley Mile, for all the controversial changes to the calendar, are nigh, with a new Classic generation rising.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
O'Brien compares York International victor to his old warhorse Giant's Causeway for toughness
Friday 02 August 2013
Nell Gwyn winner can overturn Classic form and cause rare reverse for Hannon and Hughes
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Hannon colt strikes late to defeat Guineas winner at third attempt in 'Duel on the Downs'
Monday 22 July 2013
It was a King George who described an English summer as “three fine days and a thunderstorm”, so it seems somewhat appropriate that this hot spell is about to give way to heavy rain as Ascot prepares to stage the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday.
Monday 22 July 2013
Though Britain’s premier league fillies were firmly repulsed by Chicquita in the Irish Oaks on Saturday, at least the second division came home with some honour from The Curragh yesterday.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Hannon swayed by pressure to appeal against controversial Falmouth Stakes ruling
Monday 15 July 2013
Of the weekend’s July Cup heroes, Lethal Force was easily the most relaxed yesterday. The four-year-old enjoyed a lazy lead out to stretch the limbs that had carried him to his record-breaking Group One victory and a prolonged pick at grass to settle his rather fizzy mind, then spent the rest of the day chilling in the cool of his box. Meanwhile his trainer Clive Cox, after sorting out his entries for the rest of the week – it’s back to bread and butter at Lingfield on Wednesday – fielded interminable phone calls of inquiry and congratulation.
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