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Champion Recognised For Charity Work

When Bob Champion, the British steeple chase jockey, was diagnosed with cancer in the late seventies, it was a dream that kept him going. At the time Bob’s ambitious dream was met with disbelief by many, but despite the odds being stacked…

National Tops TV Ratings

We all know that the grand national is one of the most popular sporting events in the UK, but few realise just how big the TV audience is for the great race. In 2011 the grand national was watched by 8.8 million people, giving it a a 65%…

Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

Three National Hunt races were broadcast on television in 1948, and within a short space of time there was regular coverage from Kempton Park and Ascot. After years of negotiation the Grand National was televised in 1960, with the original commentators…