Tag Archives: horseracing betting
- Online Betting trampling betting shops and horse racing
October 21, 2010
This is an interesting video that describes the ways in which online betting, particularly, online betting on soccer is trumping the traditional betting shops and killing the horse racing industry in the UK. Without a doubt, there is growing concern for the future of horse racing. The industry faces problems...
- Racehorses dying at twice the rate in North America
March 24, 2010
Nick Zito might be on to something, picking to ride a horse named Ice Box. Seems race horses in North America are ending up in 'cold storage' more than twice as often as horses that race in other countries. Suspicions as to the cause of such a high mortality rate...
- Strategic review prompts departure of Betfair’s US head
March 12, 2010
Dodgy week at Betfair. First, a court in Bombay sics the country's internet watchdogs on the betting exchange. Now, Gerard Cunningham is leaving Betfair US after a year at the helm. The departure follows a strategic review that stressed a need for the American business to "integrate more closely with...
- Free meetings in April as horse racing tries change
February 23, 2010
There’s been a lot of pooh-poohing in the horseracing industry about the suggestions that have been made to improve the sport, but well done to the Racing For Change (RFC) committee for putting their money where they’re mouth is and pressing on with plans to popularise the sport. One of...
- Racing must take on the bookmakers
February 17, 2010
The ills of horseracing have been laid firmly at the door of the self-interested bookmaker, who has turned the sport of kings into a mug's game, according to the Guardian. Forget Racing For Change, take an axe to the fixtures and at least half the horse and trainer population, it...
- Paddy Power jazzes up horseracing web pages
February 16, 2010
If you like horseracing, betting, drinking and being surrounded by thousands of Irishmen then the Cheltenham Festival is for you next month. If, however, you can't be arsed to traipse all the way down to Gloucestershire to spend hours queuing up for drinks without even a suggestion of a two-legged...
OLBG.com announced as new sponsor at Cheltenham Festival 2012
February 15, 2012