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Bob Champion Backs Long Run For National

The Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster on March 1st was supposed to give punters a little bit of an insight into the form of some of the 2014 Crabbies Grand National hopefuls with the likes of Monbeg Dude, Godsmejudge, Mon Parrain and Storm Survivor…

John Smith’s Aintree Legends Race

It's time for the horse racing greats to dust off their racing silks and get back in the saddle as the the second John Smith’s Aintree Legends Race is going to take place on Grand National Day, April 14th 2012. 3-time Irish Flat Champion…

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…
Bob Champion & Aldaniti
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Aldaniti

Aldaniti won the Grand National in 1981, and in doing so provided the fairytale ending that Bob Champion desired to his career. Bred by Thomas Barron at Harrogate Stud Farm, in Co. Durham, by Derek H, out of Renardeau. Whilst Renardeau was an…

Bob Champion 1981

On the surface the 1981 race seemed unremarkable until you understand the heroic personal efforts of jockey Bob Champion and his horse Aldaniti. In 1979 Bob had been told he only had months to live after being diagnosed with cancer but what…
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1981 Grand National Results

The 1981 Grand National was won by the gelding Aldaniti, in a time of 9 minutes, 47.2 seconds, the going on race day was ‘Good‘. Aldaniti was owned by S.N. Embiricos who won a prize of £50,324, he was trained by Josh Gifford and paired…