Richard Pitman is a retired British jump jockey who rode 470 winners in his career including Lanzarote in the 1974 Champion Hurdle). He won the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse twice, the Whitbread Gold Cup once and the Hennessy Gold Cup once.
He joined the BBC TV racing team in 1975. As an author he has written seven racing novels and five non-fiction books. He was married to Jenny Pitman; they divorced in 1977. Their son, Mark Pitman, was also a jockey and trainer.
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