Bob Champion ' 1981 Grand National winning Jockey on Aldaniti ' Horse-Racing Signed Cards Autograph £10.00
This is a Hand Signed White Card 5.5" x 3.5" by the English Jockey who famously rode Aldaniti to victory in the 1981 Grand National after beating cancer.
Robert "Bob" Champion MBE is an English former jump jockey who won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti. His triumph was made into a film Champions, with John Hurt portraying Champion. The film is based on Champion's book Champions Story, which he wrote with close friend and racing journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Powell. Other major races that Champion won during his career include the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and the Whitbread Trial Chase. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours. In 1983 he formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, which has raised millions of pounds for cancer research. He retired from training horses in 1999. Champion was born in Guisborough, in the north of England, on 4 June 1948. On 22 December 2011, Bob Champion was awarded with the Helen Rollason award on the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.