equestrian artist's superb horse racing, National Hunt and foxhunting
prints of Punchestown Racecourse showing the Touche Cup Chase and race
horses Aldaniti, Istabraq and Ardmayle. Some of Peter Curling's racing
prints are signed by Bob Champion, Nick Embiricos and Josh Gifford
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Peter Curlings latest superb limited edition tells the story, of one of the most moving and memorable days in racing history - the heroic victory of Aldaniti and Bob Champion in the Grand National on April 4th 1981. Bob Champion was one of the top five jump jockeys in Britain when. in July 1979, lie discovered that he had cancer in two parts of his body and was forced to undergo a painful, but successful course of chemotherapy at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey. Whilst Bob Champion was struggling with his chemotherapy. the horse which he was hoping to ride in the 1981 Grand National- Aldaniti, who had already missed two full seasons with tendon trouble, strained his tendon for the third time. The injury was so severe that his trainer, Josh Gifford, suggested to the horses owners, Valda and Nick Embiricos, that he might never race again. Thus, the fairy story was born. Even to get under starters orders was achievement enough but for Bob Champion and Aldiniti to race home ahead.........