StanJames.com has announced its new betting offer for the Grade 1 race they are set to sponsor at Newcastle on Saturday, the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
The bookmaker has said that if customers back the winner of their Fighting Fifth Hurdle, they will automatically match their bet on the same horse in the Stan James Champion Hurdle next March.
Spokesman for StanJames.com, Garry McGibbon, said: “This offer is available now, and while we’re mindful it could cost us an arm and a leg if the Fighting Fifth winner doubles up in the Champion Hurdle, it’s not a bad way for us to give punters a little bit extra in the races we sponsor.”
The StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle/Stan James Champion Hurdle double has been completed on six previous occasions by five different horses. Two of the horses set to run in the hurdle this Saturday are 2008/09 double hurdle winners – Celestial Halo and Binocular.
Online casino operator Mr Green – named in Sweden’s top 100 this month – announced today the appointment of their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mr Yellow, just joking, Mr Keld Knudsen.
Joining Mr Green in January, Knudsen held the position as Head of Finance at Unibet.
His future co-worker, Mikael Pawlo, CEO and co-founder of Mr Green, said: “Mr Knudsen’s strong love for structure and figures as well as his hands-on business acumen will be very beneficial to Mr Green in our strive to become the number 1 casino operator in Europe. Mr Knudsen is a talented executive with broad experience and a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to ensure the financial performance of a rapidly growing company like ours,”
Knudsen added: “Mr Green is a fast-moving player if there ever was one. I am really looking forward to being part of a company with a culture characterized by its transparency and devotion to create a unique customer experience. Mr Green’s growth numbers poses a challenge and opportunity that I look forward to being a part of it.”
Current CFO, Mr Carl-Johan Burstrom, will be terminating his employment with Mr Green because a relocation to Malta was not favourable due to family matters.