AUTHOR: Star Sports Content

#BettingPeople: MARK HILL

Interview: MARK HILL Mark Hill sees bookmaking and punting as sides of the same coin. He has excelled in both spheres. He bets on course under his own name at a select few racecourses and at the Midlands point to point circuit. He openly admits his main income is punting. He comes from good stock, in the 1980’s his late father Angus was feared by bookies as the ‘Coup King’. It’s all here and more. Meeting Mark Hill.

MARK HILL (part 1 of 3)

Gamekeeper come poacher, bookmaker and gambler Mark Hill talks about his life travelling the turf, mainly point to points, to do battle with the punters and sending the troops out to beat his fellow bookmakers specialising in hunter chases.

MARK HILL (part 2 of 3)

Mark talks about the problems of getting his bets on, not going ‘all out’ at Point to Points – though opinionated bookmakers make his task easier. Getting on betting on Hunter Chases, how watching videos and having a real feel for the form book aids his quest to back winners. How laying a keen rider £50,000 – £1,000 and £33,000 – £1,000 paid off.

MARK HILL (part 3 of 3)

In the final part of his interview Mark talks about his infamous father Angus known in the 1980s as the ‘Coup King’, remembering his part in some of his gambles. He also discusses his own betting and how a bookmaker offering Sporting Life prices got him on the property ladder.


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