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Bookies suspend betting on Murray knighthood after SPOTY success

| 18.12.2016

Bookmaker Coral has suspended betting on Andy Murray being knighted in the New Year’s honours list, following the Scot’s Sports Personality of the Year success tonight.  World number one and Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray had been as short as 1-10 with Coral to become Sir Andy, before they pulled the plug on the betting.

“After an incredible twelve months which saw him win Wimbledon and Olympic crowns and end the year as the world number one, it now seems certain that it will be Arise Sir Andy in the New Year’s honours list, and punters certainly agree, with his odds falling all the way to 1-10 before we pulled the plug,” said Coral’s David Stevens.


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David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.