JONATHAN POWELL – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

#BettingPeople: Jonathan Powell has been a racing correspondent for the News of the World, Sunday People, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, and the Mail on Sunday as well as writing books on Bob Champion, Paul Nicholls, David Nicholson, Frankie Dettori, ‘tidied up’ autobiographies of Jenny Pitman and Patrick Veitch, not to mention Desert Orchid and Monksfield. He’s also been involved with the IJF and the son of a Great Train Robber and guarded a racehorse armed with a shotgun. Phew. Meeting Jonathan Powell with Simon Nott.

JONATHAN POWELL Part 1 of 3

Jonathan talks about writing the book ‘Champion’s Story’ which was used as the base for the film ‘Champions’ on the life of Bob Champion and winning the Grand National. He remembers his various subjects fondly and remembers fondly a life-changing Jackpot win.

JONATHAN POWELL Bonus episode

Jonathan Powell talks about former National Hunt jockey Steve Jobar’s fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease. A former Cheltenham Festival winning jockey, Jobar was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in April 2022 and has been fundraising for the Reading and West Berkshire Branch and MND research.

Click here to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/page/stevejobarmnd

JONATHAN POWELL Part 2 of 3

Jonathan talks about professional punter Alan Archiband, his first job working in a racing yard, how he came to know the son of a Great Train Robber and how he hard to guard a racehorse from potential dopers armed with a 12-bore shotgun.

PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY

JONATHAN POWELL Part 3 of 3

Working actively in racing, his relationship with Bob Champion, being voted Racing Journalist Of The Year, getting involved with the Injured Jockey’s Fund, why he hopped from title to title and muses over if men of the racing press actually retire.

PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY

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