Simon Nott writes a regular column in Racing Ahead with his stories from the Betting Ring.
His latest was about the night of the Barney Curley betting coup and includes the story of two form students who managed to find three of the selections themselves.
And how they happily showed Simon a screenshot of one of their betting accounts with a £63,000 return from their Trixies and Trebles.
Simon says… “You have to be chuffed that not just those in the know but those that did their homework copped too.”
Skint Mob! is a 200 page king-sized paperback book with full colour photographs. It brings to life the betting rings of UK racecourses from Aintree to Ascot and Newton Abbot to Newbury via point to points and the odd nip into a betting shop.
The author uses his own experiences working for bookmakers since the late 1980′s as a vehicle to bring to life the colour and characters of that most vibrant and exciting of habitats.
Add a liberal sprinkling of humour and you have a must-read for all fans of UK racing and its unique atmosphere.
Skint Mob only has 7 ratings at Amazon so far but has averaged a 4.5 stars and is well worth a read for any racing fan.
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