Archive | October, 2010

The Betfair Flying Wedge

30. October 2010

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Betfair’s rugby union team recently trounced Ladbrokes in a charity game. I’m sure the victory was won entirely within the modern rules of the game and that the outlawed ‘flying wedge’ wasn’t utilised. I think the Betfair boys have adopted the tactic elsewhere to some effect this week.

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Racing’s Leaders Need to Learn Levy Lessons

29. October 2010

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It’s funny what you learn and how.
Many years ago, when tuition fees were undreamt of and sons of families of modest means like me qualified for maintenance grants, I went to university. I studied Drama and English for three very enjoyable years. In my third year I was lucky enough to be given Goldmsiths’ George [...]

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Dear Chairmen. It’s not us…it’s you

27. October 2010

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We were told it was the most comprehensive and compelling case Racing had ever made in terms of a Levy Submission. Nic Coward, the BHA Chief Executive has claimed that the sport has made a ‘comprehensive case that is built on rigorous analysis’. How comprehensive? How rigorous? Well, according to Deloitte who were commissioned to [...]

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Racing’s Rooney?

26. October 2010

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Racing’s Rooney?

In a week when Wayne Rooney fans were rudely awakened to the naked reality of the brutal commercial cynicism that festers at the heart of the once beautiful game, Racing learned that it too has key figures for whom ‘business is business’.

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‘I Could Have Won On That!’

19. October 2010

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‘I Could Have Won On That!’

It’s a familiar refrain when we witness a horse saunter to a victory with such ease that the jockey is merely a passenger during the race. Such was the manner of Timmy Murphy’s success on board the Liam Corcoran trained Macs Lad at Plumpton on Monday 18th October.
The horse had been very well backed following [...]

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Casela Park Video Released

4. October 2010

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In an unprecedented move the BHA has released integrity camera footage of the Casela Park ride that led to charges being brought against trainer Eamon Tyrrell and jocky Jason Behan under the non trier rules. You can view the footage on the BHA website with a link provided at the bottom of the Panel’s findings.

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Ascot Poker Prize Won!

1. October 2010

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Ascot Poker Prize Won!

Congratulations to Andy – ‘mangothekat’ and to Rob -’hidethecash’. After four hours of gruelling high stakes poker action they split the first prize of a £4 thousand pounds VIP day at Ascot. Each of the guys will take a guest for a top notch day out at Ascot on Saturday 9th, with travel, hospitality, hotel [...]

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