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turf accountant

n. Chiefly British
A bookmaker licensed to take bets on horse races.

turf accountant

n
(Gambling, except Cards) Brit a formal name for bookmaker
Translations

turf accountant

n (Brit) → Buchmacher(in) m(f)

turf accountant

n (Brit) → allibratore m
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LAHORE -- The turf accountants and punters shared the day's proceedings almost evenly when two favourites and a joint favourite horse won in a small card of five races decided during the first mid-week Lahore Gymkhana meeting held at the Racecourse here on Thursday.
Well-backed favourite Riven Light offered some reprieve but it's the turf accountants who have stormed out of the blocks to leave them two up after the second day.
YOU don't have to delve into ancient history to find the last time the West Midlands registered a Christmas white enough to satisfy turf accountants.
The turf accountants pointed out the advert was a "palpable error" - it should've been 8-1 - and initially refused to cough up.
Bookies such as Bet365, Totesport, Betfred and Coral will all quote you over 50/1 for the Magpies to drop down to the Championship this season - and as they say, the turf accountants usually aren't wrong.
Overall, however, the turf accountants hailed the third aft the win5 afternoon of the Festival as one of the best ever.
It was the same day that Tony at the local turf accountants set up a bookies' stall in the middle of his shop, with the heading Honest Tony.
HMS Estates has applied to Middlesbrough Council to change an office which was formerly Turf Accountants, at 280 Parliament Road, Middlesbrough, into a student block.
But then while television can make a fortune out of broadcasting the event and turf accountants can line their pockets from the millions of people who back horses just once a year, I don't expect to see much in the way of health and safety changes at Aintree.
A lack of knowledge about Welsh politics among Britain's finest turf accountants has led to a situation where a minimum win of pounds 20 can be guaranteed with an outlay of pounds 200.
As Huddersfield has gone past the point of no return to charity shops, pound stores, pay weekly shops and turf accountants, then what you see today is the best it will be as shoppers with money will not wade through the sea of feckless chavs to go to such stores.
The turf accountants in question put their tea boys on the telephone to conduct "interviews" which administered the oxygen of free publicity.