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JER
Apr. 3, 2011, 01:16 AM
From the Observer:

Bob Champion, the National treasure who keeps on running (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/apr/03/bob-champion-aldaniti-grand-national)

:)

awm
Apr. 3, 2011, 12:09 PM
Huge thanks for that article, Jer!

*Champions* is one of the best equine movies ever & it's now on
DVD.

Watching the opening scenes with the real Aldaniti galloping along is
priceless & I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

Great news to hear Bob Champion is still hale & hearty, he was named well!
Ann

Foxtrot's
Apr. 3, 2011, 09:30 PM
I have a signed first edition of his book.

My horses have Rag Trade's damsire (Cagire) in their pedigrees.

evntr5218
Apr. 4, 2011, 04:50 PM
i have both his book and movie about his life. what a great story of both the horse and jockey!! :)

Mara
Apr. 4, 2011, 06:29 PM
Wonderful story and I HIGHLY recommend the movie. It was well-treated by Hollywood (of course, there is no possible way to make the real story any better/more unbelievable than it already is).

I had no idea the odds were so bad and that 1981 treatment was so primitive. Incredible he made it.

halo
Apr. 7, 2011, 09:35 PM
Huge thanks for that article, Jer!

*Champions* is one of the best equine movies ever & it's now on
DVD.

Watching the opening scenes with the real Aldaniti galloping along is
priceless & I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

Great news to hear Bob Champion is still hale & hearty, he was named well!
Ann

This.