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Gunman takes punters hostage in Coral betting shop

Coral: firm had to deal with a hostage crisis on Sunday  By Tony McFadden 8:54AM 9 JAN 2017  FOUR people were taken hostage by a gunman in a Coral bookmakers in Jarrow on Sunday evening. All four hostages eventually left unharmed and a 39-year-old man was arrested after a three-hour siege which involved specialist firearm officers surrounding the bookmakers. A Northumbria ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Punters get off lightly with rule 4s

The betting ring: used to be a most unsavoury place   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 8 JAN 2017  THE expression, “you don’t know you’re born” has gone out of fashion but it sprang to mind during the recent case involving a Rule 4 deduction in respect of non-runner Cockney Wren at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day. As ...

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Sire De Grugy lands seven punters Scoop6 spoils

Sire De Grugy proves much too good for his rivals at Ascot   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Mark Storey 6:00PM 19 NOV 2016  SIRE DE GRUGY delighted seven Scoop6 ticket holders with his win at Ascot in the final leg of the bet, landing them £98,132 each. RELATED LINKS Favourites took the first three legs before Kruzhlinin’s 9-1 success at ...

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Platitude perfect for seven Scoop6 punters

Platitude stretches to an impressive win at Goodwood on Saturday   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 5:05PM 27 AUG 2016  PLATITUDE’S dominant performance in the Listed March Stakes at Goodwood sealed the Scoop6 for seven winning tickets, each collecting £59,082. The winners will now have the chance to go for the bonus fund of £133,781 next Saturday. RELATED ...

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Watering – A thorny issue for punters

Watering the track can be controversial   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 5:30pM 11 AUG 2016  WATERING is a hot topic among horsemen – and also among punters. A common gripe for punters is when the going turns out to be softer than advertised and watering is perceived to have played a role. The difference in the going ...

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New heroes for punters to cheers in Scoop6

   By Peter Scargill 5:30PM 5 AUG 2016  SCOOP6 punters may find themselves cheering on unfamiliar names in the final leg of the bet this week with Ascot’s Shergar Cup fixture supplying four of the six races. Two races from Haydock alongside the international jockeys’ challenge complete the bet with up to £250,000 predicted for any single winner who is also ...

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Charles Byrnes runners cut as punters eye treble

Davy Russell will be aboard the three Charles Byrnes hopefuls   PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully 3:15PM 2 AUG 2016  CHARLES BYRNES and Davy Russell could be the toast of Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with punters having latched on to their three runners taking their chance at the meeting. The three contenders appear to have plenty on their ...

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Tipperary punters in dark on Sunday after SIS truck no-show

Tipperary: no live pictures came from the course on Sunday   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By Bruce Jackson & David Jennings 7:39PM 17 JUL 2016  PUNTERS and armchair viewers were left in the dark on Sunday after SIS failed to beam pictures from Tipperary when its truck which uplinks the satellite feed failed to arrive at the track. SIS could ...

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Tipperary punters in dark after SIS truck no-show

Tipperary: no live pictures came from the course on Sunday   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By Bruce Jackson & David Jennings 7:39PM 17 JUL 2016  PUNTERS and armchair viewers were left in the dark on Sunday after SIS failed to beam pictures from Tipperary when its truck which uplinks the satellite feed failed to arrive at the track. SIS could ...

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