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  • #4792
    dave jay
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    I don’t ever recall a racing result being voided and all transactions cancelled .. is this the shape of things to come and is it right ?

    #110458
    MikkyMo73
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    I don’t ever recall a racing result being voided and all transactions cancelled .. is this the shape of things to come and is it right ?

    I heard briefly about this story, but not enough to comment specifically on it. But if an event is voided then all transactions are cancelled and that has always been the case is exactly right in my opinion. A perfect example is a greyhound race, if the race is declared void, all bets are returned.

    Therefore without me knowing much about this tennis event, I would ask, why was it voided and was it the correct decision to be voided. But I certainly have no problems with all transactions being cancelled on a voided event as that has always been the case hasn’t it?

    Mike

    #110466
    seabird
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    Unusual betting patterns………….on Betfair, the price of the player who won the first set went out after he had won that set…………I theeeeeeeeeenk!

    Colin

    #110472
    Matron
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    I was involved in this match.

    The price drift on Davydenko started before the match even started; I really couldn’t believe my eyes.Once the match was "In Play" it, was a sight to behold!

    Betfair have refunded all monies, thank goodness.

    Regards – Matron
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    #110480
    LetsGetRacing
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    By all accounts around £3.4m was traded on the Davydenko match which, according to Betfair, is around ten times more than any other match of this kind.

    With the shift in price as alarming as described above, I think Betfair have done the right thing.

    #110485
    bluechariot
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    Betfair have set a dangerous precedent

    #110490
    heffo
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    Is this the match where the favoured player retired with no obvious injury?

    #110494
    Matron
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    Here is the story:-

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6928635.stm

    Regards – Matron
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    #110496
    Kingston Town
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    There was a race recently in India where an Aussie jockey Troy Jackman was on the favourite ( a non winner on form if ever you saw one ) Anyway he got beaten, ran 3rd and the crowds went beserk and tried to burn down the grandstand (as they do).
    Stewards immediately called an inquiry and the race was declared null and void and all bets refunded.
    A subsequent inquiry saw the rider rubbed out for 2 years.

    #110515
    stevedvg
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    I guess there’s a question about whether his injury was obvious and obviously severe.

    If, as the match progressed, it was becoming increasingly obvious that he wasn’t going to be able to continue, then it would make sense for people to lay him.

    If this argument can be made sensibly, then betfair are in a difficult position.

    On the other hand, if the betting patterns don’t reflect what was being seen on court, it’s hard to argue with bf’s decision.

    Steve

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    Matron
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    Davydenko’s price started alarmingly drifting out about 30 minutes before the match even started.

    There was no way an "odds-on" favourite would drift this way unless, parties knew he was injured and could possibly not finish the match. The money movement was staggering for this stage of a tennis tournament.

    I am pleased Betfair "nulled" the match.

    Regards – Matron
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    #110522
    Irish Stamp
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    Is knowing that he’s injured not the same as knowing that a horse won’t be trying? If that got out and the favourite drifted from say 6/4 to 5/1 on the exchanges would they refund all bets on the race in that case too?

    #110526
    bluechariot
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    Do you think it is right that BF are playing God? Null some markets and not others. It is a minefield.

    #110527
    Matron
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    I think it was the amount of money involved – 3.4m before that match had even started; the "big boys" were out to play.

    Regards- Matron
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    #110534
    Friggo
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    I think it was the amount of money involved – 3.4m before that match had even started; the "big boys" were out to play.

    Regards- Matron
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    If all the "big boys" were out to play, surely any extenuating circumstances surrounding the match were close to public knowledge? I think it’s dangerous to void all bets on the match, a prolonged suspension of all payouts would surely have been the safer and less headline-inducing way to behave.

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