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The Sure Thing: The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
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The Sure Thing: The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History (Paperback)

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The bookies always win.



But one man has been proving them wrong for four decades.



In the summer of 1975 Barney Curley, a fearless and renowned gambler, masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time with a racehorse called Yellow Sam. It cost the bookmakers millions of pounds.



They said that it could never happen again.



But in May 2010, thirty-five years after his first coup, Curley staged the ultimate multimillion pound-winning sequel.



The Sure Thing tells the complete story of how he managed to organise the biggest gamble in racing history - and how he then followed up with yet another audacious scheme in January 2014.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportComputing & ITDigital lifestyleInternet guides & online servicesInternet gamblingSport & HobbiesHobbies, quizzes & gamesGambling: theories & methodsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationEquestrian & animal sportsHorse racing Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 23/04/2015 ISBN-13: 9780099576587  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nick Townsend was, for many years, a sports feature writer on the Daily Mail before joining the Independent on Sunday, initially as football correspondent and later chief sports writer. He is currently a freelance writer, predominantly for the Sunday Times. He collaborated with Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Ben Ainslie on their autobiographies. He is a long-time confidant of Barney Curley and assisted him with his acclaimed life story Giving A Little Back. He lives with his wife Louise in Oxfordshire.

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