Gold Cup champion trounces Irish challengers to become clear favourite to retain Festival crown
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Ladbrokes has snapped up Irish betting exchange Betdaq for €30m (£25m) to boost its online business.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Cheltenham on the cards as Irish novice hurdler shows raw courage to match a fancy pedigree
Saturday 12 January 2013
Lavelle's smart novice chaser can enhance Festival credentials against Warwick rivals
Thursday 13 December 2012
Outlook Breon Corcoran today waved a white flag that Betfair ought to have hoisted a long time ago.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Betfair's chief executive, Breon Corcoran, will outline a strategy of cost cutting on Thursday, following his recent decision to withdraw from Germany and not to enter Greece.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Kauto Star and Silviniaco Conti shared the applause at Haydock yesterday, the former as he led the parade of runners before the Betfair Chase, the latter after he picked up the baton from his now-retired Paul Nicholls stablemate by winning the Grade One three-miler. And the old superstar should have thoroughly approved both the result and its execution as the young pretender Silviniaco Conti followed in his hoofprints in consigning Long Run to second spot with a virtually flawless round of jumping.
Friday 23 November 2012
It is no trite ambition, seeing such good horses venture onto such awful ground, to ask only that the likes of Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow complete their comebacks tomorrow in one piece.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Barack Obama called it “a terrific debate” in his closing statement last night. But he’d be hard pressed to find any Democrats who agree.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Disaster struck Danedream last night when her defence of Europe's richest prize was derailed by an outbreak of an infection at her local racecourse. Officials said that the filly, who had been due to return to Paris on Sunday as one of the favourites for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, will not be allowed to travel. In the bigger picture, the outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) is a calamity for the German racing industry.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Betting exchange Betfair hit out at William Hill yesterday as it thwarted the bookmaker's latest attempt to make thousands of its customers pay the UK's horseracing levy.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Hudson Jeans may be sold
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Permira pulls the plug on Iglo
Tuesday 10 July 2012
The word controversial is never far away from Betfair, the online betting exchange which allows users to act as bookies by "laying" horses to lose as well as backing them to win. It is the latter which causes a fuss, most recently in Cyprus where the Government has included provisions in a crackdown on online gambling that appear aimed directly at the company.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
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