Wednesday 5 March 2014

''I Mugged a Bookie for £1.6m'' Big Cheltenham Bets

The world and his wife are gearing up for the Cheltenham Festival 2014. Bookmakers are eager to make you betting offers that can't be refused. New customers are welcomes with open arms. It wasn't only ABBA who sang: ''Money, Money, Money.'' From 11th - 14th March, Cheltenham will not only be a hunting ground for the everyday punter but some of the biggest pro gamblers. Even in the betting ring bookmakers are pleased to take colossal bets, such is the liquidity. Harry Findlay has fond memories of Cheltenham 2008, when the mighty Denman put a smile on his face and dent in the bookmaker's pocket. His victory over Kauto Star mugged bookmakers of £600,000. 

Findlay - no shrinking violet when it comes to Cheltenham bets - won close to 1m when his mother's horse Desert Quest won the County Hurdle. It was reputed that he bought the horse for £100,000 after a winning tennis bet.