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 The shares duly raced even further ahead of a 950p indicative offer that was withdrawn in May by a major shareholder in cahoots with private equity.
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Thursday 23 June 2005
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Thursday 30 September 2004
Monday 26 July 2004
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Saturday 03 July 2004
The Eclipse Stakes 12 months ago was won by Falbrav, who used the Sandown race as the propulsion that took him on a romp through some of the globe's top contests. It is quite possible that another of his ilk lies in this afternoon's 13-strong renewal. It is just a question of picking the right one.
Friday 18 June 2004
Monday 14 June 2004
Saturday 29 May 2004
Royal Ascot could be hit by the dispute between stalls handlers and RaceTech. The handlers voted by a huge majority in favour of strike action on Thursday in protest at cuts of up to £7,000 in their allowances. Action is due to begin on Friday after RaceTech was served yesterday with the seven days' notice required for a lawful withdrawal of labour.
Thursday 22 April 2004
Bull Run was true to his name yesterday as he made a rapid rush up the Derby charts in the aftermath of an extravagant success in the Blue Riband Trial Stakes at Epsom.
Monday 01 March 2004
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Thursday 10 July 2003
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
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Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
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