Tag Archive | "Paul Roy"

The Betfair Flying Wedge

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Betfair’s rugby union┬áteam 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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Dear Chairmen. It’s not us…it’s you

Wednesday, October 27, 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?

Tuesday, October 26, 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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Racing and Betting. The Future?

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Racing and Betting. The Future?

I interviewed Paul Roy, chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, for At The Races this week. One of the main topics was of course Racing for Change and I took a few positives from that part of our conversation. The middle part of the interview focused on the challenges facing Racing. Again some positives there [...]

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