Bob Champion, who in 1981 famously rode to Grand National glory just one year after beating testicular cancer, has revealed how he bravely carried on with his charity walk Grand National hero Bob Champion has revealed he was suffering from a kidney tumour while completing a 191-mile charity walk.
Champion, 72, won Aintree's big race in 1981 aboard Aldaniti.He is "determined" to continue his 40th anniversary walk for the Cancer Trust Racing legend , who beat cancer before winning the Grand National on Aldaniti, has played down his latest health scare.
Trainer Jessica Harrington has been prohibited from attending a racecourse for two weeks and has been fined 3,500 euros after contravening coronavirus restrictions during Aintree's Grand National meeting.An Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board hearing concluded that Harrington "acted in a manner which was prejudicial to the proper conduct or good reputation of horseracing", and ruled she must not attend a racecourse for two weeks from May 24.
Bob Champion, who completes the walk this week, won the 1981 renewal of the world's most famous steeplechase at Aintree on Aldaniti after beating cancer Grand National legend and cancer survivor Bob Champion faces surgery for a kidney tumour after he completes his charity walk.The winner of the 1981 race on Aldaniti suffered with his health before embarking on the fundraiser, which began on April 11, a day after this year's renewal.
Rachael Blackmore on Grand National win – ‘I never thought that being a jockey could be a career for me’
Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore said she never thought she could have a career as a jockey.The Tipperary racer appeared on tonight’s The Late Late Show and spoke about the 20/20 campaign, which tried to increase participation in female sports.Discussing gender equity in horse racing specifically, she said: “Look we saw it with the 20/20 campaign their slogan 'can’t see it, can’t be it'.
After three victories in recent weeks, jockey Ella McCain is proving her legendary grandfather wrong.Ginger McCain trained three time Grand National winner Red Rum.His passionate love of racing saw son Donald take over his stables in Cheshire and now Donald's daughter Ella is taking up reins.
Silversmith Cara Murphy talks about her career, making the Grand National trophy and carrying on a family tradition…
She's renowned for making desk and tableware that graces Downing Street, and of course the silver trophy presented to this year's Randox Grand National winner, Rachael Blackmore, but silversmith Cara Murphy admits that when it comes to her own homewares, she doesn't have anything special.
Horse racing is one of the very few sports where men and women compete side by side - or saddle by saddle - but traditionally it's been a male dominated industry.However things are changing.Earlier this month Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National and figures from Great British Racing reveal a 47 per cent increase in the number of rides for women jockeys at the Cheltenham festival over the last five years.
'It was like the Grand National,' said a captain of the household cavalry Ceremonial guards from the British Army took their horses out for a spot of exercise in Cirencester Park.The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, many of whom had attended Prince Philip's funeral, had been invited to explore the Bathurst estate all the way from London.
Stuart Drummond gives his unique take on the crucial fight for votes in the town Stuart Drummond is the former three-time mayor of Hartlepool after being elected by initially running as the town's football club mascot H'Angus.He has written in Teesside Live's sister title The Express on his thoughts on the current race to become the town's MP, which we have republished in full here.
Horsebox driver banned for "road rage" outside racecourse and swearing at employees Benoit de la Sayette tests positive for cocaine a month after clip showed him near drug Grand National 2021 runner Ami Desbois out to lay down the law for Graeme McPherson Rising star jockey Benoit De La Sayette a victim of 'malicious' social media video says PJA Oisin Murphy's return from three-month riding ban delayed as BHA says test required Today's horse racing tips from Newsboy: Nine Elms is a perfect 10 at Wolverhampton Racing braced for Cheltenham Festival fallout if horses from Gordon Elliott stables win Today's racing tips: Newsboy Nap Smokey fancied to fire at Southwell on Thursday Champion jockey Oisin Murphy returns from drugs ban with three rides at Lingfield Park Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey Rob James set for hearing over dead horse video Gordon Elliott's 2021 Cheltenham Festival runners could still race under caretaker boss What happens to Gordon Elliott’s Cheltenham entries now trainer is banned in Britain The BHA has said trainer Gordon Elliott is not permitted to send horses to race meetings in Britain, two weeks away from the 2021 Cheltenham Festival Gordon Elliott issues grovelling apology after dead horse photo Elliott is under investigation from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board with just two weeks to go until the Cheltenham Festival.
RECENTLY Liverpool hosted the biggest horse racing event of the year, the Grand National.People across the country were studying the form of the runners and riders, trying to select a winner from a field where almost every one of the horses is in with a chance.
The pair won the Grand National a couple of weeks ago and also starred at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.Now they have spied Sandown's feature prize Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore go for glory once more as Plan Of Attack takes aim at the bet365 Gold Cup.
Emotional Mick Fitzgerald pays tribute to Lorna Brooke after jockey dies aged 37 on 'really sad day' for racing
EMOTIONAL Mick Fitzgerald paid tribute to tragic Lorna Brooke after the jockey died aged just 37.Brooke suffered a horror fall at Taunton on April 8 and sadly succumbed to her injuries after being airlifted to hospital.“When racing loses one of its own, it’s pretty tough to swallow” – @mickfitzg pays tribute to Lorna Brooke after her tragic death… pic.twitter.com/AL3yIuqkl9 — At The Races (@AtTheRaces) April 19, 2021 Iconic jockey Fitzgerald, 50, a former Grand National winner, said Brooke's tragic passing highlighted the dangers brave jockeys face day in, day out.
Tributes have been paid to amateur rider Lorna Brooke who has died following a fall at Taunton racecourse earlier this month.Brooke died in hospital on Sunday after she fell at the third fence in the Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Handicap Chase on 8 April.The Jockey Club paid tribute in a tweet and said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lorna Brooke.
Mighty Thunder storms home to win the Scottish Grand National as Lucinda Russell eyes a tilt at Aintree next season
Lucinda Russell was dreaming of another Grand National tilt at Aintree next season after landing the Coral Scottish National with Mighty Thunder at Ayr yesterday. Russell won the 2017 Grand National with One For Arthur, who was retired last year. But in Mighty Thunder the trainer has another talented, stamina-packed chaser on her hands. The 8-1 shot beat Sandy Thomson-trained 7-1 favourite Dingo Dollar three-quarters of a length, hitting the front just after the final fence under a perfectly timed challenge
SHE is the queen of racing and sponsors are clambering to be part of her story, but Rachael Blackmore will never get the chance to join the biggest earners in sport. Last weekend’s historic Grand National win cemented Blackmore’s status as the biggest name in racing, but the huge strides made in women’s sport have yet to equate to financial rewards for the best female athletes. Tennis leads the way in sporting equality as women players are paid the same as their male counterparts at Grand Slam events,
At the precise moment in her life when she was never more in control of her destiny, Rachael Blackmore was never less in control of the consequences of her actions. Happily, said consequences were of the most benign and wholesome kind. But when an estimated 600 million audience is watching you reach the pinnacle of your profession live on television around the world, that is a lot of people projecting what they want to project onto you. National star Blackmore keeps on winning ‘I started to believe I could
The Grand National-winning jockey's accomplishments over the past few weeks have created the types of ructions racing has seldom seen Rachael Blackmore made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National Stardom, Rachael Blackmore once suggested, was a status best reserved for Beyonce, not her.