Bob Champion:I'm gonna win the Grand National on this horse!
Bill:You're a lucky man.
Bob Champion:So they said.
Josh Gifford:Whatever happens, however long it takes, you're my first jockey, and your job will stay open. That's a promise.
Jo Beswick:Bob, there's always a chance.
Bob Champion:No, Jo, he's finished. And so am I.
Bob Champion:Maybe I'll get lucky and get killed on the race course.
Bob Champion:You can't blame me, Governor, the horse isn't right...
Josh Gifford:The horse isn't right. There we go again! The vet says there's nothing wrong with him!
Bob Champion:The vet didn't ride him...
Josh Gifford:The vet could have bloody won on him! It doesn't look like you're going to make a comeback riding one of my horses, does it?
Bob Champion:He'll jump anything you point him at, and he'll gallop forever!
Mary Hussey:You're mad, Bob. Stark staring mad!
Jo Beswick:When I was ill, they told me, because of the drugs and all that,
Barbara:I spend all my time fending off guys like you.
Bob Champion:I'm glad you made an exception.
Richard Hussey:What does he think he's doing?
Mary Hussey:He's mad.
Burly Cocks:Over there you guys get peanuts for getting your neck broke. I say quit while you're ahead!
Bob Champion:There are different sorts of courage. Fighting is the lion's courage, but running is the courage of a horse. Running and jumping. A horse will do anything for you, if he's genuine and he loves you.
Richard Hussey:He offered you a ride, didn't he?
Bob Champion:Thornton, Tuesday week.
Mrs. Champion:Well it's nice to be remembered.
Mary Hussey:Oh Bob. You're cured, so it's time to face the facts. Riding again was a dream! It helped you through your illness.
Bob Champion:Don't waste your breath.
Mary Hussey:The doctor told you your lungs are permanently damaged! You're as weak as a kitten! You've no feeling in your hands or feet! Bob, you can't ride a bicycle!
Bob Champion:Yes, it will take a little time...
Bob Champion:Sick or not, you're gonna have to face this sooner or later. What are you gonna do with the rest of your life? You can't be a jockey forever!
Bob Champion:When I was ill, they told me, because of the drugs and all that, they told me I might never be able to father a child. Do you think you could live with that?