Bob Champion

Historical Figure

Robert "Bob" Champion MBE is a 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, racing journalist, and broadcaster Jonathan Powell.

Robert "Bob" Champion MBE is a 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, racing journalist, and broadcaster Jonathan Powell.

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