Video – Brilliant interview with horse racing legend Barney Curley

It was a special treat for horse racing fans as renowned gambler and former trainer, Barney Curley, joined Racing tv’s Nick Luck in the Luck On Sunday studio to talk about his life in racing.

Curley became famous for Yellow Sam betting coup which happened at Bellewstown on 26 June 1975, and was orchestrated by Curley, an Irish. By taking advantage of an under-handicapped horse and the lack of easy communications between the Bellewstown racing course and off-course bookmakers, Curley made a profit of over IR£300,000 (€1.7m adjusted for inflation) – one of the largest betting coups in Irish history.

Barney Curley again made headlines when four horses linked to him won on 22 January 2014, and were estimated to have cost bookmakers “something in the region of £2million”,[2][3] reportedly just the latest of many successes since the Yellow Sam coup.[2]


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