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Tuesday, December 30, 2008



AIDAN O'BRIEN 25-1 TO REPEAT IRISH CLASSIC DOMINATION




Coral today issued a host of horse racing special bets for the New Year and make Aidan O'Brien a 25-1 chance to repeat this year's historic feat by winning all five Irish Classics.

O'Brien is 50-1 to win all five British Classics in 2009 and 10-1 to achieve the record he narrowly missed out on in 2008 by training more than 25 Group 1 winners around the world.


Hayley Turner figures in a number of Coral's bets with the Barking-based firm offering 6-4 against her riding 100 winners in 2009, 4-1 against her riding a winner at Royal Ascot and 12-1 against her riding a Group 1 winner in Britain.


Coral offers 8-1 against at least one day at this year's Cheltenham Festival being abandoned and 16-1 against a horse winning two races at this year's Festival.

** Horse Racing Special Bets
6-4 Hayley Turner to ride 100 or more winners in Britain in 2009
3-1 Willie Mullins to train the winner of the 2009 Weatherbys Champion Bumper
3-1 A woman to ride a winner at Aintree's Grand National meeting in 2009
7-2 The winner of the 2009 Triumph Hurdle not to have raced over hurdles before 1st January 2009
4-1 Hayley Turner to ride a winner at Royal Ascot in 2009
4-1 The winner of the 2009 Weatherbys Champion Bumper to win the Champion INHF Race at the 2009 Punchestown Festival
7-1 A horse trained in Scotland to win at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival
8-1 Noel Meade to train two or more winners at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival
8-1 Jim Bolger to train the winner of the 2009 Dewhurst Stakes
8-1 Any day of the 2009 Cheltenham Festival to be abandoned
10-1 A Maktoum family owned horse to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby
10-1 Aidan O'Brien to train more than 25 Group 1/Grade 1 winners in 2009
12-1 Hayley Turner to win a British Group 1 before the end of 2009
16-1 Any trainer to win both the 2009 Cambridgeshire and 2009 Cesarewitch
16-1 Any horse to win two races at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival
20-1 Donald McCain to train the winner of the 2009 Grand National
20-1 Aidan O'Brien to win all 5 Irish Classics in 2009
50-1 Aidan O'Brien to win all 5 English Classics in 2009
66-1 A jockey to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009


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