The Sure Thing : The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History, Paperback

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


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780099576587



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