The young Tipperary trainer decided to pull last year’s Prix de l’Abbaye winner out of an engagement at the Curragh over the weekend as he must have some cut in the ground. “We just need some help from mother nature, and the forecast’s not looking too good,” McCutcheon said. Press Association “He’s bouncing at home and raring to go, but I said I’d run him on good ground, but not when there’s any firm in it.” Multi-talented McCutcheon was at least in action herself over the Irish Derby weekend, as she rode the winner of the Macari’s Of Kildare Ladies Derby. “It was nice. I’ve won quite a few point-to-points and I might be riding over jumps at Limerick on Sunday,” she said. “There aren’t as many lady amateur riders’ races over here as there are in England, but I’ll leave riding Maarek to the professionals!” Evanna McCutcheon is anxiously waiting for rain to decide if she can run Maarek in next week’s Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
FORMER National Cyclist, Jude Bentley, was remembered as iconic and heroic at a moving funeral service on Sunday at World Vision New Testament Church of God in David Street, Kitty.The service, which saw several moving tributes to his professional, personal and sporting life, left little a dry eye.The former National cyclist, who was struck down by former chief-of-staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Gary Best, Saturday last, was laid to rest a week later.President of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Linden Dowridge, in an invited comment, stated that the sport has lost an icon in Bentley.A cyclist bursts into tears at the spot where Jude Bentley lost his life.He said the sport must seek to carry on the legacy left by Bentley. The owner of Bentley’s cycle shop on Robb Street was remembered as a man who helped many in large and small ways and touched the lives of many of the current cyclists.Some recounted stories where Bentley gifted several young cyclists gear to compete in races around the country, often times offering them at payment plans with little or no interest.MOU for cyclingFollowing the cyclist’s death, The National Sport Commission (NSC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) and the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.The MoU, according to the media, was drafted to allow for the country’s cyclists to utilise the inner circuit of the National Park for training in the evenings.The director of sport, Christopher Jones, was quoted as saying that the MoU seeks to provide support to the cycling community, those who use the park.Proper signage and other manner of warnings will be erected around the park to allow for patrons who also use the park, to be alerted.The document will be in memory of Bentley
StumbleUpon Share Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Andrew McCarron – SBCSBC’s new fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series’ opens on Wednesday 10 July 2019 (15:00 GMT) with Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, which will see an expert panel assessing how to price what many consider betting’s last authentic trading market.In a world of the Brexit, Trump and Scott Morrison shocks, politics presents bookmakers with very different challenges to the increasingly automated sports betting markets. The Betting on Sports webinar panel will share their insights into political betting to give you an idea of how to approach those challenges. The specially selected panel comprises:Sarbjit Bakhshi – Head of Politics, Smarkets Matt Shaddick – Head of Ladbrokes Politics Steve Donoughue – Owner/CEO of GamblingConsultant.co.uk Click here to register for Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, 15:00 GMT 10 July 2019. Among the issues to be discussed are how to price such an unpredictable sector, what have bookmakers learned from the seismic upsets of recent years, and can betting markets still be relied upon as relevant political indicators, judging the public’s changing attitudes?Furthermore, how do bookmakers gauge and value political information against a reactive world influenced by gossip, rumour and scandal? Matt Shaddick – Ladbrokes PoliticsMatt Shaddick, Head of Ladbrokes Politics, said: “Political betting has been an important market over the last decade for the Ladbrokes brand and has been reaching a bigger and bigger audience, especially since the 2016 earthquakes of Brexit and Trump. “We are confidently predicting that the 2020 US Presidential Election will be the biggest non-sports betting market of all time and one which will almost certainly divide public opinion like no other.”SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron, who will moderate the discussion, added: “Politics is an excellent proposition to kick-off our new Betting on Sports webinar series. “In this programme, we will seek to deliver a deep dive on the unique intricacies of running betting markets and businesses, so stay tuned for some great content.” The Betting on Sports Webinar series is designed to provide operators, regulators, affiliates and payment companies with regular updates about the key issues and opportunities facing the sector, with input from experts across the industry. Register below for ‘Rare Breed – Betting on Politics’ – 15:00 GMT July 10th 2019. _______________________Betting on Sports 2019 (17-20 September – Olympia, London) Share Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020