KEEN young horsewoman met a living legend of the racing world last week
when she bumped into Grand National-winning jockey Bob Champion.
Ami Lewis, of Holme-on-Spalding Moor, met the star at an open day at
Malton stables. But she didn't realise who he was until she got home -
and now wishes she'd asked for his autograph. Ami said: "I'm too young
to remember Bob Champion when he was a jockey but it was brilliant to
meet him. I thought he was very nice".
Ami, who attends
Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary School, has been riding for eighteen
months and said she would like to work with horses in the future. Mum
Carol described Champion as "really, really friendly". She said: "Ami
was asked if she would like to pose for some pictures for the local
paper, and she jumped at the chance.
"When the pictures were
being taken, I noticed someone else in them but I must admit I didn't
know who he was. "It was only a few days after I found out, when my
parents saw the pictures in the paper and asked if I knew I'd met Bob
Champion," she added.
"I couldn't believe it."
RACING TIPS: Young horsewoman Ami Lewis, of Holme-on-Spalding Moor,
meets Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion at an open day at Malton stables.
The Post (21st September 2000)