Peter Scudamore

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the jockey Peter Scudamore. The son of a jockey who had won the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup - Scu, as he is known throughout the racing fraternity - resisted all attempts to turn him into an estate agent, and followed in his father's footsteps. Having broken nearly every bone in his body, he retired in 1993 after a career which encompassed 1,678 National Hunt victories and the title of Champion Jockey a record eight times. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about jockeys, jumping and his new career, journalism.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Laid by James
Book: Book of Verse by Rudyard Kipling
Luxury: Snorkeling equipment

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40 minutes

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Fri 3 Jun 1994 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPeter Scudamore

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