Enemy Number One: The Secrets of the UK's Most Feared Professional Punter

Enemy Number One: The Secrets of the UK's Most Feared Professional Punter

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By (author) Patrick Veitch

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  • Publisher: Racing Post
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 24mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Newbury
  • ISBN 10: 1905156707
  • ISBN 13: 9781905156702
  • Illustrations note: 24 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 76,436

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This is the sensational inside story on how professional punter Patrick Veitch overcame adversity to take the bookmakers for over GBP 10 million in an eight year period. Veitch studied maths at Cambridge alongside becoming a major league punter. A comfortable life as a professional punter looked assured until his world was torn apart. He was the victim of an extortion attempt by a dangerous criminal who would subsequently be tried twice for murder and later convicted of attempted murder. Veitch was forced to flee and go into hiding, returning to Cambridge to testify in a bulletproof jacket with police protection. With his tormentor behind bars, Veitch took on the bookmakers on a greater scale than ever before. Over the following eight years, he would come to be known as the bookmakers' public enemy number one as he and his followers relieved the bookmakers of colossal sums.

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PATRICK VEITCH started out as a punter while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge and became the market leader in racing advisory services. He now runs his racing operation from a country mansion, travels to the races in his own helicopter and is a major race horse owner, winning twice at Royal Ascot. Has appeared numerous times on national television and in newspaper articles.