Richard Dunwoody: Episode 280

January 26, 2019

Three-time Champion Jockey Richard Dunwoody is someone who many will be familiar with through horse racing but many will be unfamiliar with his incredible journey after his retirement.

This week, Richard tells Jarlath how he was forced to retire from racing due to his physical condition at a time when he was not mentally ready (8:00), having to be a 'bit of a bastard' in order to succeed (18:00), how he unintentionally ended up on Strictly Come Dancing (32:00) and the fascinating story behind his trek to the South Pole, which he considers to be a career highlight (24:00).
 
From explaining his working process in his new career as a photographer (37:00) to never feeling happiness as a winner (14:00), his thoughts on preventing concussion after he miraculously escaped any adverse effects having had over 700 falls as a jockey (43:00) and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with an Irish sporting legend.
 
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