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Nick Townsend - Author


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.

Barney Curley is a Northern Irish professional gambler and entrepreneur and was behind the infamous Yellow Sam betting coup (regarded as one of the greatest betting scams of all time).

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The Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History by Nick Townsend
The Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
Nick Townsend
Shortlisted for the Racing Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. The story of Barney Curley, the man who made betting pay...for him. Not a Bookmakers favourite he has consistently won more than he lost...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History by Nick Townsend
Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
Nick Townsend
The story of Barney Curley, the man who made betting pay...for him. Not a Bookmakers favourite he has consistently won more than he lost in over 40 years of following the turf. Above all, the book reveals for the first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014

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