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Craig Porter 7th Oct 2010 - 10:42

Betting on the brood?

It Is All Happening At The Zoo...As Bookies Bet ON Sea Horse Babies!

Bookmakers William Hill are famous for offering odds on almost any eventuality but today they have perhaps started the most bizarre book they have bet on in almost a hundred years.


In partnership with the London Zoo Hills are offering odds on the number of babies their record breaking seahorse 'Samuel' produces when he is gives birth in the next few weeks. Samuel holds the record at 918 but 100-150 is the usual size of brood. All profits from the market will be donated to London Zoo to help projects that save animals such as the seahorse

"Betting on horse racing is the cornerstone of our business and seahorses is just an extension of this, we hope puntes will get behind it as it is an excellent cause," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

Henry Churchill from ZSL London Zoo says: "As a worldwide conservation charity, we're always looking for new and exciting initiatives that will help to generate vital funds for our work. We're always on the lookout for quirky ideas that will inspire the public to support us, and this fun flutter by William Hill was a fantastic opportunity to do just that. We're hoping it will be a great success and all profits raised through this ‘seahorse flutter' will be dedicated to the conservation work of ZSL, including Project Seahorse.

William Hill Number Of Sea Horse Babies In Brood!: 1-50 babies: 8/1, 51-100: 7/1, 101-150: 6/1, 151-200: 6/1, 201-250: 7/1, 251-300: 10/1, 301-350: 14/1, 351-400; 20/1, 401-450 25/1, 451-500 33/1, 501-550 33/1, 551-600 33/1 , 601-650 50/1, 651-700 50/1, 701-750 40/1, 751-800 40/1, 801-850 33/1 , 851-900 25/1, 900+ 8/1



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