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Customer slaps £1k on Cambridge to win the Boat Race

| 23.03.2018

A Ladbrokes customer has placed £1k on Cambridge winning this year’s Boat Race.

At odds of 4/11, the light blue squad are clear favourites to win the annual event, while Oxford are currently 2/1 shots to win for the second year in a row.

The bookies are also going 16/1 about either crew sinking, while 16/1 says a new record is set on the Thames.

As for the women’s race, Cambridge are huge favourites at 1/4 ahead of Oxford (9/4) with a dead heat being priced at 100/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “One punter in particular is seemingly confident in Cambridge, who’ll head into the race as clear favourites ahead of their bitter rivals.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting 

Men’s Boat Race

Cambridge – 4/11

Oxford – 2/1

Dead Heat – 100/1


Either  crew to sink – 16/1

Record winning time (under 16m 19s) – 16/1

Both crews to sink – 100/1

Women’s Boat Race

Cambridge – 1/4

Oxford – 9/4

Dead Heat – 100/1

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.