Sports Betting News: Joker Ruled out of Henlow Maiden Derby

Sports Betting News: Joker Ruled out of Henlow Maiden Derby

The final of Henlow Maiden Derby takes centre stage on Sunday, with five future stars of the greyhound world bidding to continue the rise up the ranks.

The supremely talented Bombay The Joker was also scheduled to line up, but was withdrawn on Monday after he was found to be lame by trainer John Mullins.

Sponsors BetGoodwin reacted to the news by installing Storys Hybrid as the 9/4 favourite, but he could find it tough to fend off another greyhound in the race.

Read on as we look at the Henlow Maiden Derby and some of the other top news stories in the betting industry this week.


  • Ranger Could be Tough to Stop.
  • Sportradar Announce Two Major Deals.
  • Women’s World Cup Gets Integrity All-Clear.

Joker’s Absence Opens the Door for Ranger

Bombay The Joker was strongly fancied to win the Maiden Derby at Henlow after producing some sparkling performances on his way to the final.

His withdrawal has created a tight market on the top UK betting apps, with little to choose between each of the five runners.

Salthill Ranger twice finished behind Bombay The Joker in the previous rounds, but posted some impressive times on each occasion.

If he can make it to the corner ahead of Storys Hybrid, the Maxine Locke-trained greyhound could be tough to overhaul given his proven staying ability.

Sportradar Tie Up Two Prestigious Deals

Sportradar has extended its media data rights partnership with NASCAR and expanded it to incorporate data services to betting sites.

The revised deal covers all 97 NASCAR races staged annually and will include the provision of live timing and scoring data to authorised sports betting companies.

The firm has also become an official partner to United States Soccer, with the link-up covering data for domestic and international markets.

Sportradar now owns the exclusive rights to collect, licence and distribute US Soccer’s official betting and media data for more than 110 matches.

FIFA’s Integrity Unit Gives Thumbs Up to the Women’s World Cup

FIFA’s Integrity Task Force has successful completed its evaluation of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

They monitored all 64 matches at the tournament and found no suspicious betting patterns or attempts to manipulate the outcome of any games.

The governing body’s integrity unit collaborated with several other organisations including the FBI, INTERPOL, New Zealand Police and Sport Integrity Australia.

Data analysis of betting monitoring reports and physical surveillance at tournament venues were used to formulate the final report.

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