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Punters bash bookies on day one of Cheltenham Festival

| 15.03.2016

Leading bookmaker Coral has described day one of the Cheltenham festival as a “bloodbath”, after festival bankers Douvan, Annie Power, and Vroum Vroum Mag all romped to victory in their respective races. The firm has estimated that the opening day of the festival has cost Britain’s bookmakers ten million pounds.

“The day started off on a shaky note when favourite Min was beaten, however, it wasn’t long before the tables turned on bookies, when the Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh dream team lived up to expectations,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

“Douvan, Annie Power, and Vroum Vroum Mag ensured punters destroyed the bookies on day one of the festival, costing the industry an estimated ten million pounds,” added McGeady.


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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social