Obsessed : Richard Dunwoody: The Autobiography

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For many years, Richard Dunwoody was at the forefront of National Hunt racing, winning the big three races - the Grand National, the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. But he became best known for his partnership with Desert Orchid on whom he won seven races. He talks about his partnerships with trainers like Martin Pipe and David Nicholson, as well as his rivalries with other leading jockeys. In this memoir, Dunwoody reveals how his obsession to win meant he would punish himself for his mistakes and even forced his wife to take an overdose. He admits he was a danger to himself and to those around him. Now, having retired, he is looking to start again.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 111 x 177 x 25mm | 229g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 16 col. and 8 b&w photos.
  • 0747264899
  • 9780747264897

About Richard Dunwoody

Born in Belfast in 1964, Richard Dunwoody made his debut under Rules in 1982, and went on to win all the major races, becoming the most successful jockey of all time when he overhauled Peter Scudamore's record of 1678 winners.
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