Obsessed, The Autobiography


H/B in D/W – 294 pages – 24 pages of colour and b/w photos – ISBN 0-7472-7218-2 – Published by Headline Book Publishing – 2000 – 1st Edition – 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 – Book and Dust Jacket are in good condition.

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All his eye for detail went into riding and winning. Little was left over for real life. It made Richard Dunwoody a champion, arguably the greatest his sport has known. Though the ride was exhilerating, it was also painful, brilliant and brutal. He stopped riding when doctors told him one more fall might cost him the use of his right arm. But Dunwoody says he would give his right arm to be back riding and knows he would possibly have to.
OBSESSED is the story of a jump jockey and his compulsion to be the best. To be that, he put himself through hell. The rewards came. At 22, he was the youngest jockey in the 1986 Grand National, coolly guiding West Tip to victory. There were other great horses, like Desrt Orchid, as the stream of winners kept on flowing. But greater than titles and victories was the recognition from those he rode against. Inside the weighing room, no one was more respected.

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