In 1981 Bob won the Grand National and two years later retired from racing after over 500 wins, including The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, The Black & White Hurdle, The SGB Chase and the Whitbread Trial Chase.
Bob’s next challenge came in 1996 in the ‘Ride for Life’, riding on several horses from Hollyrood Palace in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace, where he was greeted by Her Majesty The Queen. The team raised a million pounds, and together with a further million donated by the Institute of Cancer, a new Research Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital was opened in September 2000.
Tireless as a charity worker and a racehorse trainer, Bob retired in 1999 and set up a scheme with the Northern Racing College to encourage school leavers to pursue careers as stable staff and apprentice jockeys.
In 2010 Bob Champion set off in aid of The Bob Champion Cancer Trust and the Injured Jockeys Fund, he visited all 60 racecourses in Britain in 60 consecutive days, riding across the country in a 10,000 mile marathon.
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