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Cambridge 8-15 to win the Boat Race

| 25.03.2016

Leading bookmaker Coral make Cambridge the 8-15 favourites to win the men’s Boat Race tomorrow on the River Thames in what would be their first victory in this contest since 2012. The defending champions, Oxford, can be backed at 6-4, while a dead-heat is as big as 125-1.

Coral is offering a number of specials including 25-1 that either boat sinks in the race. A record time is available at 10-1 with the firm and it is evens that the winning distance is more than three lengths.

“All the money this year has been for Cambridge to win the Boat Race for the first time since 2012 where they are odds-on to do so,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Not since 1984 has a boat sunk in the race, however, punters enjoy backing the special every year so if a boat did go down this year, it would be a costly result for the bookmakers.” added Hill.

In the women’s Boat Race, Coral make the Oxford team the long odds-on favourites at 1-6, while the Cambridge women’s team are 7-2 to cause an upset.

**Men’s Boat Race

8-15 Cambridge, 6-4 Oxford, 125-1 Dead-heat

**Boat to sink

25-1 Either boat to sink

50-1 Cambridge to sink

50-1 Oxford to sink

125-1 Both boats to sink

**Record time to be broken (16m 19s)


**Winning distance

Evs More than 3 lengths

9-4 Less than 2 lengths

9-4 2 to 3 lengths inclusive

**Women’s Boat Race

1-6 Oxford Women, 7-2 Cambridge Women, 125-1 Dead-Heat


Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520



John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.