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Nic Ladds 22nd Nov 2011 - 15:53

The Champ 'jumps' for charity!

BBC Sports Personality of the Year and 16-time Champion Jockey Tony McCoy is aiming to land a bumper £100,000 prize for charity when he takes part in William Hill's fantasy horse racing competition ‘The Jumps' - which is live to enter NOW..

William Hill's new ‘face of the National Hunt season' has put forward his ten best horses to follow for the coming season and he's hoping his monumental success in the saddle will transfer to his selections, with any winnings donated to charity.

AP has plumped for William Hill King George and Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run as his Stable Star - spearheading an intriguing list including established champions like Big Buck's and Binocular, and future stars such as Sprinter Sacre and Wishfull Thinking.

BONUS ODDS, enhanced by 20% at William Hill, are available each time the selected Stable Star runs.

With hurdling heroes Big Buck's and Binocular due to make appearances this weekend, AP could get off to a real flyer in the competition.

Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said ‘McCoy has a real varied bag of selections for The Jumps, ranging from his old pal Binocular to less familiar names such as Michel Le Bon. Can the champion jockey rule ‘The Jumps' as well when charity is at stake?'

Reckon you can out-point AP? Or fancy the champ will go the distance? Keep track of his progress at www.thejumps.com or via Twitter @racingkate.

The Jumps competition is open to enter NOW, however the clock is ticking to the entry closing date of November 26th, so get choosing!

Coupon slips are available in William Hill betting shops and it costs just £2 to enter, with a win prize of £100,000 and runner-up prize of £50,000 up for grabs at the end of the competition in March, plus monthly prizes of £4,000 available.


Stable Star - Long Run

Big Bucks
Finians Rainbow
Noble Prince
Sprinter Sacre
Wishfull Thinking
Michel Le Bon
Time for Rupert

Legendary National Hunt Jockey AP McCoy has signed with leading bookmakers William Hill as their face of the National Hunt season.

The reigning BBC Sports Personality of the Year will work alongside the betting giants on a number of projects, in addition to broadcasting his thoughts in weekly podcasts, live interviews on-course at all the major Jumps meetings, and fronts William Hill's successful ‘Jumps' competition which is now live to enter.

The deal also includes exclusive betting industry image rights for William Hill, in addition to AP's personal thoughts during the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival.

Attached photo courtesy of William Hill.


The game itself is easy to enter, players must simply pick 10 horses from ‘The Jumps' Easy Slip which is available in any of William Hill's 2400 UK-wide betting shops. In the same style as filling out teams on a football coupon, players must mark the box next to their selections and hand this in to a member of staff along with their £2 entry fee, and in return they will receive a printed slip of their selections and a wallet.

One of the ten selections must be from the list of eight stable stars. Your 'Stable Star' (the selection picked from the list of eight) entitles you to 20 PER CENT BONUS ODDS every time it runs throughout the competition dates. To avail of the bonus odds, players must bring along their printed entry slip and wallet when they're backing their selection.

The win prize is £100,000, the second is £50,000, and there are monthly prizes of £4,000 to be won throughout the competition.

Slips are available NOW in William Hill betting shops.

The competition kicks off on Hennessy Gold Cup day, November 26th 2011, and runs up to and including the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, March 16th 2012 - entries and monies need to be in by NOON on November 26th.

Punters can enter as many times as they like. Each stable costs £2 and there are no transfers throughout the competition.

You can find out further details about the game; including the rules, the scoring systems, how to play and the prize structures, on

www.thejumps.com or in any of William Hill's 2400 shops across the UK and Ireland.

**** Follow the William Hill Racing Team on Twitter @racingkate ****


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