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: 23/04/2015
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780099576587