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For many horseracing fans, part of the pleasure of watching a heavily-backed favourite romp home is the knowledge that their old foes, the bookmakers, are feeling considerable pain as they prepare to pay out to hundreds, or even thousands, of punters

12th August, 2006

For many horseracing fans, part of the pleasure of watching a heavily-backed favourite romp home is the knowledge that their old foes, the bookmakers, are feeling considerable pain as they prepare to pay out to hundreds, or even thousands, of punters.

But while punters never manage to gang up on bookies in this way as frequently as they would like, the bookies have begun to do some ganging up of their own.

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