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Richard Dunwoody

Richard Dunwoody is an award winning champion jockey; an extreme adventurer; a Strictly Come Dancing star, and a tireless charity campaigner.

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Richard Dunwoody Biography

From an award winning champion jockey, to an extreme adventurer and a Strictly Come Dancing star to a tireless charity campaigner Richard Dunwoody is a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.

Before Richard’s career was cruelly cut short through injury, he was a champion jockey, and twice a Grand National winner.

As an adventurer he has conquered the South Pole, North Pole and Mt Aconcagua, and has published his second autobiography, Method in My Madness, 10 Years out of the Saddle.

Richard was born in Ireland into the sport. His dad and grandfather rode and trained winning racehorses, and in 1960 Richard won at his local course under Lester Piggott.

After they moved to England, Richard joined Tim Forster's yard at Letcombe Bassett in Oxfordshire. He turned professional in 1984 and partnered the favourite in the Grand National, West Tip, in the same year, winning the coveted...

From an award winning champion jockey, to an extreme adventurer and a Strictly Come Dancing star to a tireless charity campaigner Richard Dunwoody is a motivational speaker of the highest calibre.

Before Richard’s career was cruelly cut short through injury, he was a champion jockey, and twice a Grand National winner.

As an adventurer he has conquered the South Pole, North Pole and Mt Aconcagua, and has published his second autobiography, Method in My Madness, 10 Years out of the Saddle.

Richard was born in Ireland into the sport. His dad and grandfather rode and trained winning racehorses, and in 1960 Richard won at his local course under Lester Piggott.

After they moved to England, Richard joined Tim Forster's yard at Letcombe Bassett in Oxfordshire. He turned professional in 1984 and partnered the favourite in the Grand National, West Tip, in the same year, winning the coveted title a year later.

Richard lifted the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1988, and in 1993 at the peak of an illustrious career he became Champion Jockey for the first time.

After retiring from the sport, Richard became absorbed in the world of extreme adventure sports. He completed a 350-mile cross-country ski race to the Magnetic North Pole, and a 673-mile trek to the South Pole.

In 2009 he started a 1000 Mile Challenge to walk the same mile 1000 consecutive times for a 1000 consecutive hours in Newmarket. Racing legend Lester Piggott joined him for the last mile, raising enormous amounts of money for four charities - Racing Welfare, the Alzheimer's Society, Sparks and Spinal Research.

Richard reports on racing for the BBC and writes about racing for various publications, as well as coaching businesses on corporate team-building sessions and through motivational speaking.

For more information or to book Richard Dunwoody, please call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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