Bob Champion & 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…

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…