Clare Balding is an author, journalist and award winning broadcaster who has become one of the most familiar faces on British television. An acclaimed presenter, she is one of most established names in BBC sport.
Willie Carson is a retired jockey who was British Champion Jockey on five occasions. Born in 1942, he began his career as an apprentice jockey with Captain Gerald Armstrong in North Yorkshire. He rode his first winner, Pinker's Pond, in 1962 at Catterick.
Bob Champion's win on Aldaniti at the 1981 Grand National is considered by many to be one of the most uplifting and inspirational moments in sport. The pair both overcame the odds when they raced to victory at Aintree, winning the hearts of the nation in the process.
Rode all of the seven winners on Champion’s Day at Ascot in 1996.
Won the 1986 and 1994 Grand Nationals on West Tip and Minnehoma respectively.
Rode Rough Quest to victory in the 1996 Grand National
Racing expert and pundit
Racing expert and pundit.
Racing Commentator and Presenter
Racing commentator and presenter.
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