Thomas Richard Dunwoody MBE was born on 18 January 18 1964 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a three-time champion jockey, riding 1699 British winners in his career.
His big race victories include the King George VI Chase four times - twice on the legendary grey Desert Orchid in 1989 and 1990 and twice on another grey, One Man, in 1995 and 1996.
He also won the 1986 and 1994 Grand Nationals on West Tip and Minnehoma respectively, and the 1988 Cheltenham Gold Cup on Charter Party. He received the Lester Award for Jump Jockey of the Year on five occasions.