Horse Racing News

The latest Horse Racing news articles from the bookmakers news desk. Click on the article titles to read the full story.

Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival: Stats Behind the Biggest Betting Week of the Year

Punters across the UK will be hoping for a fruitful few days, as bookmakers get set for the Cheltenham Festival and the busiest betting week of the year.

Mon 13th Mar 2017  |  Horse Racing
Horse Racing Ladbrokes Replaces Hennessy as Newbury Gold Cup Sponsor

The Hennessy Gold Cup was an extremely popular fixture on the UK horse racing calendar ever since it was first established in the late 1950s, but nothing lasts forever and the long-standing association with Hennessy came to an end in 2016.

Mon 30th Jan 2017  |  Horse Racing

Horse Racing Government Plans Changes to Horse Racing Betting Levy

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) bosses have welcomed Government plans to shake up the levy system, which will leave bookmakers having to pay more to support the sport.

Tue 17th Jan 2017  |  Horse Racing

Horse Racing William Hill All Set for ITV Racing Launch

It was announced a couple of months ago that William Hill would sponsor coverage of UK horse racing when ITV Sport take over from Channel 4 at the start of 2017, and sports fans now have less than a week to wait until the first show airs on New Year’s Day.

Mon 26th Dec 2016  |  Horse Racing

Horse Racing Bookies to Offer Hong Kong Pools Betting

Bettors in the United Kingdom will soon be able to get involved in horse racing action from Hong Kong thanks to a deal made between the UK Tote and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Mon 21st Nov 2016  |  Horse Racing
Horse Racing William Hill to Sponsor Terrestrial Racing Coverage

William Hill has been named as the company that will sponsor terrestrial racing coverage from next year, replacing current sponsor Dubai.

Mon 14th Nov 2016  |  Horse Racing

32Red New Sponsor of King George VI Chase

The Jockey Club has announced that 32Red will be the new sponsor of the King George VI Winter Festival which takes place at Kempton Park on 26 and 27 December.

Mon 5th Sep 2016
Bookmakers Lose at Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood lived up to its name for bettors this year, with the popular Big Orange winning the Goodwood Cup on Thursday at a starting price of 11/4 and the even more popular Franklin D winning the Betfred Mile on Saturday at 7/4.

Mon 1st Aug 2016

Grand National Result ‘A Dream Come True’ For Bookies

Bookmakers have been left breathing a sigh of relief after the unfancied Rule The World romped to victory in the Crabbie’s Grand National on Saturday.

Mon 11th Apr 2016

2016 Grand National Set to be Biggest Betting Event of the Year

The stage is set. The final 40 horses have been announced, the start time has been shifted back an hour to boost the potential television audience and punters around the world are considering who they should back.

Fri 8th Apr 2016

Horse Racing Industry Explores Alternatives to Tote Betting

The need for a ‘pool betting service that delivers for racegoers, punters and the sport’ has prompted horse racing officials to start discussing options for what will happen when Betfred’s exclusive right over the Tote expires in 2018.

Tue 5th Apr 2016
Bookmakers Get Set for the 2016 Grand National

Bookmakers across the country are getting ready for the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, which takes place at Aintree Racecourse from this Thursday 7th until Saturday 9th April.

Mon 4th Apr 2016


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