Sunday, 24 April 2011

50/1 (Backed to 25/1) Free Book Prize: Born To Punt by Steve Palmer

Steve Palmer is that rare commodity, a journalist with a huge and very loyal following for his regular columns in the "Racing Post". His many thousands of fans enjoy his idiosyncratic and amusing interpretation of his own and others betting activities as well as life in general. Where others see pain and misery Steve inevitably sees a unique and amusing angle. "Born to Punt" brings the best of Palmer's often hilarious anecdotes and stories together under one roof for the first time. These stories frequently involve the hideous misfortune and sometime joy which befalls the many of millions of punters who regularly bet each week.

Oh dear, I thought there would be plenty of interest in a chance to win a book for FREE. But no, it seems to have fallen upon blind eyes. I have lowered the number of comments as perhaps 50 put people off. I can't quite understand why people don't take an interest because if I happened to stumble across a blog that gave prizes away I would jump at the chance. Never mind - if I don't get to this lower number I will keep it for myself.

HCE loves to give things away. Books. Well, book! This book offer is going to be used a barometer of our readership. This is a prize draw but with a difference. 25 Readers (Unique users names) need to leave a comment saying why you like HCE for Born To Punt to fall off the shelf and into one lucky reader's hands. This is a collective goal. Tell your mates, Face book pals, that bloke who props up the bar at your local, even give your old gran a call.


Mark said...

Great Idea Jason.

Struggling to think why I like HCE though!!!

Only joking mate one main reason Quality information especially regarding two year olds.


HCE said...


You would never guess how many letters I had to receive from Reader's Digest to get my hands on this gem.


anne said...

5 shot bullet points are good quick reference for 2yo trainers.


Anonymous said...

you ability to look a little deeper. and pinpoint the forgotten side.

Anonymous said...

I like HCE as I always find specialising in pinpoint areas (2yo's in your case) financially rewarding if you are knowledgeable about the subject!! Which you most certainly are....



Seanos1 said...

Out of the plethora of blogs out there HCE is one of the best! It must take a lot of effort to make it this good.

andrewbroughton said...

very good especially for 2 year olds. found it very useful thank you.

Neil said...

I'm your number one fan!

Next week I am getting "" tattooed on the old chap. 12 point font of course to fill it up. The missus reckons "HCE" should be enough :-)