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Injured Jockeys Fund, Celebrating 50 years

BOOK REVIEW: Recollections of the IJF’s first half century by Sean Magee

Every autumn, racegoers from Aintree to Wincanton queue up at the Injured Jockeys Fund stall to purchase their annual supply of Christmas cards. ...

Tommo book cover

BOOK REVIEW: Tommo: Too Busy to Die

The temptation might be to dismiss this as some syrupy sweet confection, a twee account of the life and times of the former Channel 4 presenter. ...

Doped - book cover

BOOK REVIEW Doped by Jamie Reid

In the years surrounding the legalisation of betting shops, horseracing was blighted by a spate of high-profile dopings. Arguably the most famous...

Brian Swift, the popular jockey son of bookmakers Jack Swift

Great Bookmaking Families- The Swifts of Piccadilly

by ANGUS DALRYMPLE WORKING FOR THE SWIFTS – Jack, his wife Maisie and their son Brian, a well-known Flat jockey – was the most exciting an...

SIS Trade Fair stand

Positive feedback for SIS

SIS welcomed customers old and new during a busy day at the Bookmakers’ Trade Fair. The SIS stand was manned by senior members of the manageme...

Howard Chisolm

BTC offers strength for independents

There is strength in numbers. That was the message Howard Chisholm of the Bookmakers Technology Consortium brought to a well-attended seminar at ...

James Barrow

ABB introduces new code

The main topic of a seminar held at the Bookmakers’ Trade Fair on October 3 by the Association of British Bookmakers was the new Code for Respo...

TV Screen

TVC’s bright outlook

TVC’s stand stood out at the Bookmakers’ Trade Fair. Their new Sharp high-bright digital signage screen, which at 2,000 candelas is four time...

National Gaming Academy's Peter Currie (left) and Craig Moore

Academy delivers fast track into betting jobs

The National Gaming Academy (NGA) is a consortium of three UK further education colleges which are working together to design and deliver trainin...

Ian Wright of Rufus

Rufus and Retail anthropology

Back when betting shops were first legalised in 1961, the last thing they were intended to be were inviting places where punters could while away...

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