Sixty-nine-year-old former jump jockey Richard Pitman just donated one of his kidneys to a stranger.

How’s that for heart?

As good as any ‘chaser.  Mr. Pitman decided to give away a kidney after watching a friend suffer from kidney failure and then blossom after receiving a donated kidney.  “The point is you have two and you only need one,” he said.

Today, Mr. Pitman is a BBC TV commentator on the sport in which he once successfully competed.  And he knows of what he speaks.  He won both the King George VI Chase and the Whitbread Gold Cup.  He rode Crisp in the Grand National of 1973, one of the great sporting contests of all time.

How’s this for heart?


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