Bob Champion MBE
Ex Jockey, Celebrity Host
When Bob was 15 he rode his first point-to-point winner, he then went into National Hunt racing with Toby Balding at Weyhill, eventually riding for many top trainers including Josh Gifford.
Bob's racing career took him to America where he rode several winners. In 1979 he was diagnosed with cancer and was given six months to live. After several months of chemotherapy he returned to race riding, coming back with several winners both in England and America.
Bob's most famous victory was in 1981 when he won the Grand National on Aldaniti, he finally retired from racing in 1983 having won some 500 races.
In 1983 Bob received the MBE and also formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust which, to date, has raised over £6.5 million pounds towards cancer research.
Bob had his life story portrayed in the book 'Champion's Story' which was made into a feature film starring John Hurt.
A very genuine and sincere guy who always delivers a very inspirational and moving after dinner talk.
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