Aussie punter who bets $1m a week faces ban

There are a few big punters in the UK and the word fearless is often used when describing them. But this bloke must have a pretty big bank.

Sydney punter Steve Fletcher – the man who was Eddie Hayson’s partner in the Great Greyhound Sting of 2005 – could have his gambling operation crippled if found guilty of any involvement in the Bold Glance scandal today.

Fletcher, who bookmakers say punts more than $1 million a week across racing and sports, has been charged by Racing Queensland stewards for allegedly being a party to jockey Bobby El-Issa not giving Bold Glance every chance of winning after backing the horse to lose a race at Eagle Farm on February 26.

Full article here

Joe

About Steeplechasing

Writer, horse-racing fan, cyclist, consultant, entrepreneur. Worked at Aintree, SiS, The Tote, Ladbrokes. Created scoop6. Now run Gamtrain Ltd

Posted on April 22, 2011, in General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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