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Business of Sport Cheltenham attracts €120 million in bets from Irish punters

Irish punters laid down a total of €120 million in bets over the course of last week's Cheltenham festival, according to Paddy Power.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
16th March, 2014
Davy Russell celebrates after riding Lord Windermere to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase last Friday.

Irish punters laid down a total of €120 million in bets over the course of last week's Cheltenham festival, according to Paddy Power.

''That's through every bookmaking outlet through the country, as well as online and dial-a-bet, Paddy Power spokesman Feilim Mac An Iomaire told *The Sunday Business Post.*

Unlike last year, though, this wasn't a great festival for Irish punters. The 2013 Cheltenham festival saw 14 Irish horses winning, with Irish horse racing fans...

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