IMAGINE what it would be like to turn your back on the nine-to-five drudgery of normal working life and risk everything you’ve ever had on the fate of a horse race or the outcome of a ball game.
In the gambling fraternity, Harry Findlay has earned legendary status. He has been skint dozens of times, won over £20 million and spent just as much. But he will not change. Fearless and formidable, bullish and bombastic, there is no one in the gambling game who can match Harry’s style and seismic impact.
In his much-awaited book, Harry recounts the mind-boggling tales behind the thousand and million pound multi-sport bets that will make ordinary punters shudder – including the day he wagered £2.5 million on a rugby match.
It is a remarkable life story of ups and downs. Aged 21 years old, he served nearly a year in some of Her Majesty’s toughest jails. Who’d have thought he would go on to own Big Fella Thanks, winner of the Derby at Clonmel and the most famous dog to come out of Ireland – and be part owner of the legendary racehorse Denman, who carried his colours to Gold Cup glory.
Most fascinating of all, Harry tells how he has survived and continues to work his magic in the gambling world.