The true story of Bob Champion, a British steeple chase jockey who, in the late 1970s, was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than succumb to the disease, however, Bob stages a miraculous recovery and goes on to win the 1981 Grand National steeple chase on the horse Aldaniti. Written by
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A true story [International]
Did You Know?
The lucky horseshoe, given to Champion by Jo and later carried in his boot during the Grand National, was the original one once worn by Bob Champion
who was an advisor on the film. See more
The tiny silver horseshoe 'lucky charm' was not given to Bob Champion by Jo Beswick when she visited him in hospital. It was sent to him by a couple from Cheltenham, with instructions that he should carry it in the race. See more
You can't blame me, Governor, the horse isn't right...
The horse isn't right. There we go again! The vet says there's nothing wrong with him!
The vet didn't ride him...
The vet could have bloody won on him! It doesn't look like you're going to make a comeback riding one of my horses, does it?
Music by Carl Davis
Lyric by Norman Newell
Sung by Elaine Paige
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