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Anyone who has read any of my work will know that I love the betting ring, lots of people love it and I’m right up there with them. Of course, much of it is because...

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Meeting: PETER FINCH

January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Meeting Peter Finch, bookmaker’s son, broadcaster and successful punter. MEETING PETER FINCH (part 1) MEETING PETER FINCH (part 2) MEETING PETER FINCH (part 3) BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 Simon Nott is author...

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SIMON NOTT: Betting Shop Characters

January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

As previously mentioned in my blogs I spent a lot of time in my formative years in the bookies. It really was a community back in those days, and by those days I mean the...

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Meeting: EDDIE FREMANTLE

January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-punter, journalist, pundit, tipster, owner and racecourse regular Eddie Fremantle talks to Star Sports about his first interest in Racing, being Man On The Spot, professional punting, Fulham, the demise of the betting ring and...

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SIMON NOTT: Cat Racing to Vincennes

January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I first got into this wonderful game it was, as it largely still is today, the colour and colourful characters that lured me in and kept my affection. I’d become a passionate reader of...

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Firstly we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2018. New Year’s Day at Cheltenham started wet but thankfully had cleared up a bit by the time the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle got underway....

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Meeting: MATTHEW MANTLE

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Matthew Mantle is a professional in-running punter. He doesn’t work from a box on the racecourse or in a super fast trading room but from a cottage in remote and rural Devon. He has made...

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SIMON NOTT: Swings, Roundabouts and Handouts

December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

It happens quite frequently, something unlucky happens in a race, or quite often when some mulish beast refuses to even race. Rather than punters taking it like a betting person should (let’s not ruffle any...

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TALES FROM THE BETTING RING: Cheltenham Saturday

December 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was a very chilly start to Saturday with the frost covers still coming off as punters were coming in, though I don’t think the meeting was in doubt. It has to be said there...

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TALES FROM THE BETTING RING: Cheltenham Friday

December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wind was fresh to say the least as it whistled past Andrew and Lofty on the rails. The books were wrapped up well against the elements and prepared for the onslaught of the shrewd...

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