Archive | June, 2010

England’s Exit

28. June 2010

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Everyone else seems to be doing it so we may as well have our own post mortem here on Boycies Betting Blog too. There’s a lot of talk on the radio phone ins and elsewhere about a lack of passion and commitment from the England players themselves, there’s plenty of criticism of England’s very highly [...]

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Ascot Draw/Going Conclusions

20. June 2010

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Chris Stickells has rightly received a lot of praise for the effort he made once again this year to keep us all informed of how the track was performing. His three strand going stick readings for the straight were absolutely invaluable. He and his team also deserve plaudits though for their preparation of the track [...]

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Gambling and The law

19. June 2010

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What with one thing and another I find myself considering the role of the law in the world of betting and gambling. I think we might be at something of a crossroads. Historically bookmakers have made their own rules and run their own businesses and punters have largely liked or lumped it. I predict we [...]

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Findlay Does Appeal

18. June 2010

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Another Boycie Betting Blog exclusive
In keeping with the Boycie Betting Blog’s record of being ‘first fast and factiest on Findlay’ I can exclusively reveal that Harry Findlay has indeed contacted the BHA to confirm that he will lodge an appeal against his six month disqualification.
The BHA has just confirmed to me that it has received [...]

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Praise The Lord and Pass the Penetrometer!

17. June 2010

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Thanks be to the gods of racing and betting and all that is holy! The Britannia Cup answered our prayers and saw a true run race on both sides of the Ascot straight. Thankfully silencing the idiotic, feckless, idle, intellectually stunted, moronic, myopic, misanthropic mentalists who concluded on the evidence of one entirely unrerpesentative event [...]

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Ascot Draw

17. June 2010

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Cross your fingers, offer up a prayer to the patron saint of punters and hope. Hope that a large enough number of low drawn horses (at least a dozen realistically) stick to the standside in the Britannia Handicap at Ascot today. Only then will we get a true picture of whether there is a distinct [...]

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Ascot Draw Bias

14. June 2010

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Ascot Draw Bias

First the good news. A trawl through the results for all the races run on the straight course at the new Ascot during the month of June revals no evidence of an inherent bias in the track surface. Now for the bad news. So great is the debate about a possible draw bias and so [...]

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Who Shot Harry?

12. June 2010

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Who Shot Harry?

Everyone has a view on the Findlay ban it seems. Some feel he was hard done by. Others agree that zero tolerance is the only way to go and therefore he got what he deserved. From what I have been able to learn though both the BHA and Betfair agree that a ban was a [...]

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Findlay To Appeal Ban

11. June 2010

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Harry Findlay said today he would appeal against the six month disqualification he was handed by a BHA disciplinary panel for laying his own horse. A clearly emotional Findlay, speaking on ATR today, held out little hope of a successful appeal though and also suggested that were the appeal to fail that would signal the [...]

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Findlay Hammered by BHA?

11. June 2010

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE
Unconfirmed reports have reached Boycies Betting Blog that owner Harry Findlay is to receive a six month ban from racing.  A penalty much harsher than the small ’slap on the wrist’ fine he has been demanding. Findlay was charged by the BHA with laying one of his horses on two separate occasions, a story [...]

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