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23 May 21 19:10
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A legend.

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By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 23 May 21 19:15
Indeed
Very sad
Taken his secretes to his grave
Wink
By:
N-east Correspondent
When: 23 May 21 19:20
RIP Barney a character that we are unlikely to see on a racecourse or in media circles again
and a man who gave back to life through charity, after the heartache of a losing a son so young

currently berating big mac somewhere Happy
By:
MJK
When: 23 May 21 19:22
RIP
By:
par
When: 23 May 21 19:25
RIP Barney. Legend.
By:
swiftynifty
When: 23 May 21 19:29
The charity work appeases the fact he was the biggest crook in my lifetime following racing, something I doubt he would disagree with. RIP.
By:
hulk23
When: 23 May 21 19:31
biggest crook in my lifetime

he'd definitely be calling you an "underachiever" swifty ...
By:
3winnersandasecond
When: 23 May 21 19:32
I remember being at Naas when he trained his first bumper winner; The word was out that it was expected and in those days there were no tissues in Irish racing.
Everyone waited for Sean Graham to price up the race about 10 mins before the off. He opened it at even money and Barney waded straight in to take the odds on. I think Joe Donnelly had the pitch beside Sean and the pair of them took him on. The rest is well known.
Giving a Little Back is a great read.
By:
FatPunt
When: 23 May 21 19:37
Just heard the sad news. R.I.P. A legend.
I would recommend anybody to read 'A Sure Thing' by Nick Townsend, a brilliant read.
By:
punts
When: 23 May 21 19:40
Legend and did a lot for charity.

RIP Barney.
By:
Movewiththetimes
When: 23 May 21 19:40
RIP legend
By:
penzance
When: 23 May 21 19:40
another character gone.
By:
onlooker
When: 23 May 21 19:40
Really is the - 'End of an era'
By:
dr . atkins
When: 23 May 21 19:45
was at Sandown barney walked into the betting ring a few punters walked up to him and asked if is horse was going to win the answer was when you pay the bills you can ask r.i.p barney
By:
Ibrahima Sonko
When: 23 May 21 19:52
RIP Barney.

A real character.
By:
smirnoff2therescue
When: 23 May 21 19:58
RIP Barney

Played The Game as well as anyone - another true legend gone.
By:
MJK
When: 23 May 21 19:58
https://twitter.com/roar1968/status/1396530051630391298?s=24
By:
the dealer
When: 23 May 21 20:08
A genius

rip Barney
By:
Ramruma
When: 23 May 21 20:11
A flawed genius. RIP.
By:
mcgill
When: 23 May 21 20:13
legend rip barney
By:
posy
When: 23 May 21 20:24
Agree with Ramruma however his berating of Big Mac and Luke Harvey was wonderful to behold ;the tub of lard melted before our eyes.
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 23 May 21 20:41
rip barney
By:
acey deucy
When: 23 May 21 20:42
Sad News,i was a fan.Sad
By:
chavman
When: 23 May 21 20:44
genius,legend,benchmark of how to beat the bookmakers.
By:
cardifffc
When: 23 May 21 20:47
a rogue but great for racing...genius...RIP barney
By:
scaredmoney
When: 23 May 21 20:55
RIP Barney

You will be sorely Sir
By:
no-won-sun
When: 23 May 21 21:05
RIP, Barney. Nice piece in the Racing Post about the man.
By:
Mat22
When: 23 May 21 21:13
He Certainly knew how to pull off a Coup.
The Bookies Will Be Happy.
By:
mitolo
When: 23 May 21 21:27
curley always got the job done. there have been none better (that we know of) but the 'tub of lard' did not melt. he was on the right side all his life, ie punters
By:
elisjohn
When: 23 May 21 21:34
whaw a person that youd think would never die, a real legend of the sport i loved
By:
thesportinglife
When: 23 May 21 22:15
Barney was the greatest gambler there has ever been, but something that always gets overlooked is his talents as a trainer, he could get a low grade dodgy handicapper fit and ready for the day after months sometimes years off the track,he deserved more respect for his training feats.
By:
.Marksman.
When: 23 May 21 22:15
It goes without saying that Barney Curley was a tremendous philanthropist who actually put the work in for his charity in Africa as opposed to your average virtue signalling celebrities who just want to tell you what wonderful people they are...
But what I really want to know is:  What did Barney mean when he said to Big Mac, "I saved your bacon when you were gone.!" ?
Big Mac did not dispute this.  In fact he just nodded in agreement.  Now that they are both sadly gone, I doubt whether we will ever know.
By:
scaredmoney
When: 23 May 21 22:20
Bailed him out i think (cash)
By:
thesportinglife
When: 23 May 21 22:22
Marksman he bailed Big Mac out after Mac got into debt with the bookies.
By:
GAZO
When: 23 May 21 22:23
how did he do bettingwise without the coups,i have only ever heard about him pulling off coups which is basically inside information
By:
.Marksman.
When: 23 May 21 22:25
Thanks scaredmoney and the sportinglife, I'd been wondering about that for years.
By:
chavman
When: 23 May 21 22:37
when he trained it was only a small string and the boxes had numbers rather than names so no work riders had an idea which horses were ready.
By:
Jumping-cuckoo-monk
When: 23 May 21 23:11
Barney and Big Mac seemed very different people, not likely close pals
So why did BC bail BM out?
By:
swiftynifty
When: 23 May 21 23:21
https://www.theirishfield.ie/from-the-archives-barney-curleys-four-timer-betting-coup-173070/

4 horses dropped a total of 142lbs in a total of 20 races to land a £4 million pay out. I hope no one backed any of them in those 20 races.
By:
smirnoff2therescue
When: 23 May 21 23:22
probs stuck up for him at the time writing for Racing Post - got sacked only to be re employed by Sporting Life so dont quote me on that but had displeasure/pleasure of meeting em both on the same day at Newmarket late 80s when Rodrigo De Triano won one of the top 2yr old races of the time - only rememba cos the toon had just drawn 6-6 wiv Tranmere previous night 6-6 only to lose on pens in Zenith Data Cup or sumfing and me mate asked BigMac to sign his RP only for fatty to tell him to feck off cos he wudnt wipe his arse wiv that rag ShockedShockedLaughLaugh - true story- and then we got a cracking photo of Barney stuffing his face wiv Sausage and Chips and having a bit craic wiv him even though we got feck all out of him tips wise LaughLaughLaugh
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