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BOOK­MAK­ERS Paddy Power found it­self in hot water last week when it broad­cast an ad call­ing for Chel­tenham Ladies Day “chavs” to be SHOT.

The Ir­ish book­ies pledge to “take care of the chavs – ve­teri­nary style” came just a week af­ter its Ladies Day ad­vert was pulled from TV.

In the 40-sec­ond promo, an ex­pres­sion­less hit­man floors loutish men and women with a tran­quiliser gun.

But as these pic­tures clearly show, there’s noth­ing wrong with girls in skimpy out­fits at the races.

Ladies Days at Ain­tree, As­cot and Chel­tenham have be­come more colour­ful over the last few years.

In­stead of toffs tak­ing over – es­pe­cially at Royal As­cot – all eyes have been on the ev­ery­day work­ing class girls and boys who turn the races into one long party.


When its Ladies Day ad­vert was sus­pended from TV last week, Paddy Power said on their web­site: “Shock­ingly, our last TV ad has been banned af­ter just four days.

“That’s some kind of record, even for us.”

On the chav tran­quiliser ad­vert, which is not in­tended for TV, the blog added: “We never re­ally ex­pected to get past the reg­u­la­tors.”

Gemma Porter, 29, and pal Louise Van-marle, 21, be­came firm favourites with race­go­ers on the first day of the world’s most fa­mous steeple­chase at The Grand Na­tional Fes­ti­val last year.

The pair dodged stew­ards to gain ac­cess to the track, strip­ping off to bare all to thou­sands of de­lighted on­look­ers.

Both girls were ar­rested by Mersey­side Po­lice and each fined £80 for break­ing a public or­der of­fence.

But that didn’t stop the gor­geous pair strip­ping off for an EX­CLU­SIVE Sport pho­to­shoot! A BUS driver or­dered all his pas­sen­gers off af­ter a woman spilt some cof­fee.

Ten pas­sen­gers were trav­el­ling on the Bournemouth ser­vice when their jour­neys were cut short.

A woman buy­ing a ticket ac­ci­den­tally spilt a small amount of her hot drink – and all pas­sen­gers were told to exit the ve­hi­cle im­me­di­ately.

The driver is said to have de­clared the small spillage “dan­ger­ous” – and had to be mopped up by spe­cial­ist clean­ers from his de­pot.

Pas­sen­ger Robert Read­man, 71, said: “The bus driver said it was for health and safety rea­sons.

“He shut the doors, pulled the bus to the kerb, or­dered ev­ery­body off, and phoned to some­body at the de­pot to come and clean it.”

Bus firm Wilts and Dorset are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

WHY did the eu­nuch fail to cross the road? He didn’t have

the balls.

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