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ColinLewis
02 Jan 15 09:25
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Just wondering if anyone has any info as to how the last three years or so have gone for him.

Can't seem to find much from 2012 onward on internet, apart from a bankruptcy notice!

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-60521-1833505

Anyone shed any light?

Definitely one of the games more colourful characters and I just hope that he's not hit bad times.
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Report xmoneyx September 13, 2017 8:41 PM BST
free comp ( harrys book )

I will post hardback book  & postal free

150 doncaster - thurs

pick 1 horse ( first 6 to post )

winner wins comp Cool
Report MadVlad September 13, 2017 9:06 PM BST
Clubbable !
Report betilyerded September 13, 2017 9:11 PM BST
Silver Starlight Cool
Report betilyerded September 13, 2017 9:12 PM BST
Silver Starlight
Report Moose September 13, 2017 10:48 PM BST
The Mums
Report Deltâ September 13, 2017 10:59 PM BST
howard

them figs are from his book.
Report Deltâ September 13, 2017 11:01 PM BST
SHE'S DIFFERENT
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 12:16 AM BST
I don't know how harry could enjoy a sporting event with the sums involved

his lov of greyhounds ,shines thru the book
Report Andrew in Sweden September 14, 2017 5:01 AM BST
xmoneyx

1.50 Doncaster - Ellthea. I don't think she will win, but I only had a choice of 2 Wink
Report baracoudafan September 14, 2017 8:45 AM BST
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/13/harry-findlay-the-dog-professi...
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 9:08 AM BST
MadVlad - clubbable
betilyerded - silver starlight
Moose - the mums
Delta - shes different
Andrew in Sweden - ellthea

ok - one left
Report kavvie September 14, 2017 12:40 PM BST
poetic steps!!
Report Prophet or Doom September 14, 2017 12:41 PM BST
Poetic Steps for me then!
Report Prophet or Doom September 14, 2017 12:44 PM BST
When your luck is out! Grin
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 12:45 PM BST
sorry Prophet or Doom , karvie posted a minute before
Report Prophet or Doom September 14, 2017 12:45 PM BST
When your luck is out!! Grin
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 12:47 PM BST
MadVlad - clubbable
betilyerded - silver starlight
Moose - the mums
Delta - shes different
Andrew in Sweden - ellthea
kavvie - poetic steps

g/l all Cool

if you want book , by sat , pm or post email immediately after race ,ta
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 12:50 PM BST
Phophet u know which horse will win now Wink
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 1:54 PM BST
w/d Andrew in Sweden

packaged up ready to go
Report Andrew in Sweden September 14, 2017 2:06 PM BST
WOW, I didn't think the horse had any chance.

A very nice gesture xmoneyx, many thanks. I will send you my address in a PM. When I have read it I can do the same and send the winner the book. If the next guy does the same etc. etc. after a couple of years everyone forum poster will have read it Wink
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:08 PM BST
now I need to repackage it an put xmomeyx inside cover WhoopsExcited
Report TheFear September 14, 2017 2:12 PM BST
nice touch, xmoneyx
Report Andrew in Sweden September 14, 2017 2:14 PM BST
PM sent xmoneyx, many thanks again Grin
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:16 PM BST
that's it repackaged xmoneyx inside cover
Report ph. September 14, 2017 2:23 PM BST
nobody seriously thought there would be an edge or some unearthed nugget to aid future betting practice? Its a watered down life story with incredible highs and lows, how to enjoy life when caked and always acknowledging he isn't clever chasing bets day in day out. He knows he is degenerate rather than disciplined but he has enjoyed the ride. No doubt his wife hasn't but she is a heroine to give her love and support through the sickness and madness of chasing the dream and being skint. Good that he openly criticises Ruby for Denman ride as a novice and the image of Nicholls rooting through the carnage to collect his clock..... Maybe its fanciful to state he wanted the tank money from the AB's to slow down and bet more selectively but perhaps that was a plan. I'm sure his Mrs  gets to throw her views in behind closed doors. Now whether he listens......
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:25 PM BST
yep 2/3 bets away from poverty
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:26 PM BST
I don't think betfair emails are auto on here Crazy
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:39 PM BST
I was on community classic Crazy

holyfook andy is i9n Sweden Excited
Report pablo-fanque September 14, 2017 2:41 PM BST
no flies on you xmoneyx

Happy
Report tomhunt September 14, 2017 2:41 PM BST
Laugh
Report GLASGOWCALLING September 14, 2017 2:44 PM BST
.. stick a second class stamp on it !!  that should insure he gets it in time for xmas. !
Report howard September 14, 2017 2:47 PM BST
ph people and maybe some on the forum think there is an easy way to bet and soon become a millionaire and that it  may be revealed in the book. After all Harry is always living the good life fine hotels food helicopters etc. and never has to put in any form book graft.
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 2:59 PM BST
on its way

need to open up an exchange when it gets there Excited
Report Andrew in Sweden September 14, 2017 3:02 PM BST
LOL Glasgow
Report Andrew in Sweden September 14, 2017 3:03 PM BST
I'm not sure many are interested here xmoneyx, 6.5% commission rate for BF in Sweden
Report ph. September 14, 2017 3:04 PM BST
howard most can pick a winner, most will bet a winner but the majority won't put their worth or cojones on the line and that is the difference. Many will bet in tenners and scores and be sated, that doesn't give Harry his buzz, his sense of involvement. If we have a Postie on here for example earning £500 a week and supporting a family home then would the said postie shout up or place a £10k-£11k on a tennis or footy match? I think not because generally people can be reasoned and sensible and see the importance of the loss rather than the would be profit. High rolling is in most cases a degenerative addiction. We are what we are, Harry lived the dream for most day to day punters who will only ever dream because the detachment from reality is the appeal and most can live the dream through the likes of Harry. Imagine if he had the business brain of McManus or Tabor.
Report xmoneyx September 14, 2017 3:08 PM BST
guardian interview was quite informative

has to FIND 2K a month expenses Plain
Report howard September 14, 2017 3:25 PM BST
You've got good insight ph. I've always said most people would be frightened if they came into money (eg. lottery ) because then they have to back their talent in business or punting. Either that or admit you couldn't make anything other than through luck.
Report King of Dubai September 14, 2017 3:34 PM BST
Au contraire, howard. ph. is a horrible bully, as evidenced by his 28th August post on the thread "boy in a bentley"


I don't like being patronised Warwick, we can have a giggle at the cut and pastes, the paul the bulls hit artist and the lies of great takeouts and empires of putters on and property, its here, its what he does but the fat fluck needs to imbibe something cancerous and rest in peace. I'd stand everything he wants cash cash (defo no credit) and it would be a pension until he was milked dry. I wouldn't even pass a cursory glance at them. On the odd occasions he draws you know its coming back as soon as.


http://community.betfair.com/horse_racing/go/thread/view/94102/30936147/boy-in-a-bentley?post_id=552697207#552697207
Report ph. September 14, 2017 3:41 PM BST
nail on the head howard and KOD, I only say it as I see it, just like yourself, we all own our opinions, good luck in Racing
Report ph. September 14, 2017 3:44 PM BST
and I may be horrible when it suits but I ain't a bully as I never attempt to bend a persons will to do my bidding
Report xmoneyx September 15, 2017 11:08 AM BST
book - current status

15/09/17    04:01    ARRIVED (MDN) AT    HEATHROW WORLDWIDE  Cool
Report xmoneyx September 15, 2017 1:36 PM BST
15/09/17
AM
ON ITS WAY TO STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
UNITED KINGDOM Cool
Report pablo-fanque September 15, 2017 1:57 PM BST
i think once andrew in sweden has read the book , he needs to find someone east of sweden to send it to . this book should go around the world and end up at harrys doorstep

Laugh
Report Andrew in Sweden September 15, 2017 3:01 PM BST
xmoneyx, thanks for the update, looks like the book should arrive before winter sets in Wink

Pablo, I already posted I would do the same as xmoneyx and pick a race for someone to win the book, but East of Sweden ? ....... can't be too many Harry fans in Finland or Russia Wink
Report pablo-fanque September 15, 2017 3:13 PM BST
might be a few in australia though

Devil
Report Andrew in Sweden September 15, 2017 3:16 PM BST
You said East of Sweden .... not the other side of the world Laugh
Report geoff m September 15, 2017 3:17 PM BST
aint that Sarf eastLaughLaughLaugh
Report xmoneyx September 15, 2017 6:30 PM BST
passed to the overseas postal service for delivery in SWEDEN.

do swedish posties work weekends Cool
Report Andrew in Sweden September 15, 2017 6:46 PM BST
Yes on Saturdays Cool
Report xmoneyx September 15, 2017 6:47 PM BST
can you remorgage your flat/house by sat
Report Capt__F September 15, 2017 11:24 PM BST
Norten Rock sort that no prob
Report xmoneyx September 17, 2017 4:48 AM BST
16/09/17

17:31
ARRIVED IN COUNTRY STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
Report swift-tuttle September 17, 2017 11:38 AM BST
very disappointed in the kindle sample downloaded for free and now wondering what exactly I was expecting to read. 

His punting is beyond ludicrous and my face is sore from having one eyebrow constantly raised.
Report xmoneyx September 17, 2017 12:34 PM BST
His punting is beyond ludicrous


only rain saved him from poverty
Report 1st time poster September 17, 2017 1:19 PM BST
he,d have found someone else to bankroll him,basicaly a martingdale punter
Report xmoneyx September 17, 2017 1:24 PM BST
the thing is age 55 +

you have no time to recover that type of bet
Report john92 September 17, 2017 2:05 PM BST
"I’d run out of money and was going to sell my daughter’s flat to keep it going"


Fck me. If he really said that and that's 'living the dream' then you can keep it.
Report ronnie rails September 17, 2017 5:57 PM BST
In todays article there was never a truer line than this 

"imagine it you haven't got a shilling and the phone never rings"

good luck H

Ronnie
Report Fashion Fever September 17, 2017 6:11 PM BST
whens the RUK interview on ?
Report doorman99 September 17, 2017 6:41 PM BST
Dunno FF, keeps being advertsed though so sure to be aired many times once it starts. I ask again the curious thing to me why has he never learn't to drive? Surely someone must know, no answer in the book, seems so odd?
Report Deltâ September 18, 2017 2:59 PM BST
^
Report xmoneyx September 18, 2017 8:22 PM BST
giani    18 Sep 17 14:57 
Just received the book today and just started on it after reading a few bits and bobs. Obviously a marmite character, you love or hate him. I like the bloke, lets face it he has led a very colourful life and lets be honest we would all like to stick our 2 fingers up at the system like he has and punt for a living and not deal with the day to day working life. What I have never understood though is when he goes skint how does he get refinanced to start gambling again. If I lost every penny I owned through losing it on one bet my life would be ruined and it would take me years to recover. Also losing 2.5 Million on the All Blacks. If I had that much money I would stick a million in some investment or savings account for security.That would have ruined anyone and drove alot to suicide. You hear about people losing everything through gambling being compulsive gamblers and Harry comes across as being a compulsive gambler so how does he start these massive bets again after going skint ? I would love to be a Pro Gambler and stick my 2 fingers up at the system but reading about Harrys life it seems 100 times more stressful than actually doing a 9-5 job and betting on the side. Losing all that money would make the average person ill. Fascinating character though all the same
Report xmoneyx September 19, 2017 2:14 PM BST
does swedish postal service suck

14/09/17
14:53
SENT AT POST OFFICE

14/09/17
18:58
ITEM COLLECTED

14/09/17
19:06
ON ITS WAY TO HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

15/09/17
04:01
ARRIVED (MDN) AT
HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

15/09/17
AM
ON ITS WAY TO STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
UNITED KINGDOM

16/09/17
17:31
ARRIVED IN COUNTRY STOCKHOLM SWEDEN

19/09/17?
Report Ramruma September 19, 2017 2:37 PM BST
It would have been quicker to read it to him over the phone.
Report xmoneyx September 19, 2017 2:38 PM BST
text it Excited
Report TheBaron September 19, 2017 4:58 PM BST
My local library has new books about 2 months after release They had Dave Nevisons auto biog....they put it in the fiction section.
Report McCoy Carp September 19, 2017 5:54 PM BST
Laugh
Report 1st time poster September 19, 2017 6:01 PM BST
hope they didn't have to walk past the bin
Report Andrew in Sweden September 19, 2017 7:01 PM BST
16/09/17
17:31
ARRIVED IN COUNTRY STOCKHOLM SWEDEN

19/09/17
?

xmoneyx, that was Sunday evening. It would have got sent down to the local distribution yesterday, so I expect it will arrive in the morning. If the package is larger than a standard letter box (doubtful) postie will send me a collection slip.
Report Andrew in Sweden September 19, 2017 7:03 PM BST
16th was Saturday
Report xmoneyx September 19, 2017 7:39 PM BST
don't think it will go thru letter box
Report Andrew in Sweden September 20, 2017 8:02 PM BST
Book arrived Grin

It couldn't have been smaller than the letter box, the postie left a collection slip. I didn't have time to pick it up, but will tomorrow.
Report xmoneyx September 20, 2017 9:59 PM BST
CoolLove
Report xmoneyx September 20, 2017 10:04 PM BST
lucky neighbour never got it
Report bodey September 21, 2017 1:19 PM BST
went to krakow and read it there great read
Report Jack Bauer '24' September 22, 2017 1:55 PM BST
Interview on Talksport at the moment.
Report Andrew in Sweden September 22, 2017 6:14 PM BST
xmoneyx

The HF book is now with me. Arrived in my town on Tuesday (too large for letterbox) and I received the collection slip the following day, but i've been really busy and didn't have opportunity to pick it up until a couple of hours ago. I haven't actually opened it yet.

To reiterate a previous post, many thanks for the generous offer, even more so considering the cost to send it to Sweden. I guess it could have been worse though, it might have been Bert Cummings in Australia Wink

I was so fortunate to pick the winner of your designated race, there were only 2 horses left and to be honest I wouldn't have picked either given other choices. After I have read it, I will donate the book to another poster on here in the same way you did.

Regards Andrew
Report houseofpain September 22, 2017 8:05 PM BST
Someone did the same with the barney curley book years ago, went round about a dozen people before it eventually got lost in the post.
Report jamesdean September 22, 2017 8:07 PM BST
How much would it cost to send and how much would it cost to buy off Amazon?
Report Andrew in Sweden September 22, 2017 8:13 PM BST
£11.89 on Amazon

Free delivery in UK
Report jamesdean September 22, 2017 8:15 PM BST
Would it not cost about the same to send book on in uk?
Still a good gesture btw just curious
Report houseofpain September 22, 2017 8:21 PM BST
probably be a £5 on ebay in a month, just the good will as you say.
Report xmoneyx September 22, 2017 8:50 PM BST
country's so far

UK ( scotland)
Sweden
Report houseofpain September 22, 2017 8:52 PM BST
what did you think of it xm.
Report xmoneyx September 22, 2017 8:55 PM BST
parts were ok , coursing Ireland

his bets made martingale look like mother teresa

full hail marys
Report Deltâ September 22, 2017 9:15 PM BST
Harry fuming....


royalties lost
Report xmoneyx September 22, 2017 9:35 PM BST
he's prob already lost his pre sales 1.01
Report xmoneyx September 22, 2017 9:35 PM BST
he's prob already lost his pre sales 1.01
Report xmoneyx September 22, 2017 10:43 PM BST
22/09/17
20:39
DELIVERED
SWEDEN
Report Andrew in Sweden September 23, 2017 6:27 AM BST
xmoneyx,

scroll back 18.14 post Wink
Report TheFear September 25, 2017 3:48 PM BST
Bit disappointed with it so far, don't think it's that well written. The prison stuff is a bit misjudged as Mottershead said yesterday (to be fair to him).
Report tomhunt September 25, 2017 4:33 PM BST
have to agree fear, guite a few grammatical errors and apart from a couple of good chapters it seems to be all over the place
Report mouse muldoon September 25, 2017 4:38 PM BST
Let's hope Nevison's 3rd volume proves more informative whenever that's published then.
Report Sir Epicure Mammon September 25, 2017 4:44 PM BST
VOL 3 ''The BODUGI years''.....
Report tomhunt September 25, 2017 4:45 PM BST
wouldn't read nevison if it was free and i was doing a long stretch, gonna give the jason haddigan one a go
Report mouse muldoon September 25, 2017 4:45 PM BST
Yep, and a few chapters on proform stats.
Report Sir Epicure Mammon September 25, 2017 4:47 PM BST
VOL 4 is ''STEALING A LIVING - THE RUK YEARS''
Report mouse muldoon September 25, 2017 4:48 PM BST
Maybe he'll give a few hints as to exactly what dirt he has on RUK top brass.
Report mouse muldoon September 25, 2017 4:51 PM BST
Capt Angus has already penned the foreword:
"mmm, mmm, yes, I agree with Dave".
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