Hornby paid £600,000 to end agreement with Chinese supplier

Hornby, the maker of model trains, Corgi toys and Scalextric sets, has issued its third profit warning in less than two years after being hit b(...)

Increased tax on high stakes gambling machines is likely to cost William Hill £22 million a year, the British bookmaker said today, raising its(...)

First Lieutenant (centre) finishes second, beaten a length and a half, to Bobs Worth (left) in the Lexus Chase and could renew rivalry in the Gold Cup on Friday week.

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris first tasted Cheltenham success but the trainer who has rarely if ever made a wrong festival move admits he i(...)

Ladbrokes said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online service. Photo: Bloomberg News

Britain’s second-biggest bookmaker, Ladbrokes, said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online (...)

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Owner Michael O’Leary, jockey Brian O’Connell and trainer Phillip Fenton celebrate Last Instalment’s victory in the Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud, owner of the Philip Fenton-trained Last Instalment, insist the horse remains (...)

Dunguib: can €40,000 Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.

Last Instalment completed a fairytale comeback result in last weekend’s Hennessy Gold Cup and while such fairytal(...)

13, 14, & 15 Mainguard Street, Galway

Seventy commercial properties out of a total of 180 lots are to go under the hammer at the next Allsop Space auction in the RDS, Dublin, on February 2(...)

Bookmakers had been on red-alert from early morning after latching on to the well-backed quintet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary few hours yesterday saw bookmakers hit for huge amounts after five heavily-backed horses obliged around England, at least four of whi(...)

John Boyle opened his first shop on Market Hill in Co Armagh, which had a population of 2,000, in 1982 with a £6,000 loan from his father. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bookmakers have to wait a day longer than everybody else for Christmas. However, it is often worth the wait. On St Stephen’s Day there were three race(...)

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