John Henwood started life living in the London’s slums, started going racing with the only person he knew that owned a car and became fascinated by bookies with their nice shoes and ready cash. He started making a book at school then professed via William Hill and and a gangster named Danny to owning his own shops. He started bookmaking at flapping dog tracks and point to points before eventually doing battle on the rails at premier racecourses taking bets from the likes of Barney Curley. Hear his story.
September 11, 2018