Second Chance: Todd launches autobiography

By: Horse Deals

Second Chance: Todd launches autobiography
Second Chance: Todd launches autobiography

Eventing sporting legend Mark Todd has launched his autobiography Second Chance, in time for this year’s Badminton Horse Trials.

The double Olympic gold medallist, the only rider since 1932 to have won back-to-back individual titles, has enjoyed numerous memorable successes spanning 31 years, including four-time winner of Badminton and five-time winner of Burghley.

Mark, who retired from eventing in 2000, after the Sydney Olympics, to take up a career as a racehorse trainer and breeder in his native New Zealand, made a successful comeback to ride at the Beijing Olympics and at the age of 55 won last year’s Badminton title on NZB Land Vision.

Now based now in the UK, Mark is among the favourites to win a third Olympic gold at London 2012.
This autobiography, which traces Mark ‘s progress from dairy farmer to world renown rider, is told with typically laid-back humour, but it also reveals the fierce determination, discipline and personal sacrifice which lies behind the relaxed outlook.

SECOND CHANCE by Mark Todd is published in hardback by Orion priced £20