Aldaniti

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Aldaniti
Sire Derek H
Dam Renardeau
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1970
Country Great Britain
Colour Chestnut
Owner Nick Embiricos
Trainer Josh Gifford
Major wins
Grand National (1981)

Aldaniti (1970 - 28 March 1997), (Chestnut - Gelding), was a famous racehorse who won the Grand National on 4 April 1981. Jockey Bob Champion famously recovered from cancer while Aldaniti recovered after suffering a career threatening injury. The horse was trained by Josh Gifford.

His name was derived from the names of his breeder Tommy Barron's four grandchildren: Alastair, David, Nicola, Timothy. He starred as himself in the 1983 film Champions alongside John Hurt and was voted 62nd in the 100 greatest sporting moments in a Channel 4 poll.

He also ran in the 1982 Grand National with Bob Champion, but fell at the first fence.

Aldaniti died of old age in 1997.

A British Rail Class 86 electric locomotive is named after him.

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