Bob Champion is one of the most well-known and well-respected jockeys in British history. By the time he retired in 1983 he had won over 500 races, including the unforgettable win in 1981 at the Grand National on Aldaniti.
Bob has run in both Britain and America and in 1983 recieved an MBE for his sevices to racing. This was also the year he set up the Bob Champion Cancer Trust after recovering from cancer with which he was diagnosed in 1979. The trust has raised over ten million pounds and is still extremely active.
Bob's success has also been turned in a film production, starring John Hurt.