A fascinating insight into the mind of someone whose brain ticks a whole lot quicker and more precisely than most --John Francome
Patrick has one of the sharpest minds in racing. His book gives a fascinating insight into the discipline of punting --William Haggas, Derby-winning trainer
The mega gamble was orchestrated by Patrick Veitch, one of the shrewdest and most organised gamblers in the country ... Timing his strike with military precision, Veitch crept under the radar --Sunday Times
About the Author
Patrick Veitch did his A-levels at 16 and secured a place to read maths at Trinity College, Cambridge. Already punting (illegally) at 16, Veitch swiftly immersed himself in the world of betting and became a major-league punter running a highly successful racing advisory service. He left university without completing his degree to concentrate on his betting activities.
The world of professional punting requires many attributes, including intelligence, discipline and sheer bloody-mindedness. Veitch has all these characteristics and more. His personal winnings alone are in excess of £10 million. He now runs his racing operation from his country house, travels to the races in his own helicopter and is a successful racehorse owner, winning two races at Royal Ascot. He is single and lives a bachelor life that most people can only dream of.