|Aldaniti is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Renardeau by Derek H. He was born around 1970 in Great Britain.|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 18, 2008|
Aldaniti (1970 - 28 March 1997), (Chestnut - Gelding), was a famous racehorse who won the Grand National on 4 April 1981. Jockey Bob Champion famously recovered from cancer while Aldaniti recovered after suffering a career threatening injury. The horse was trained by Josh Gifford. He died of old age in 1997.
His name was derived from the names of his breeder Tommy Barron's four grandchildren: Alastair, David, Nicola, Timothy. He starred as himself in the 1983 film Champions alongside John Hurt and was voted 62nd in the 100 greatest sporting moments in a Channel 4 poll.
A British Rail Class 86 electric locomotive is named after him.