‘Giver’ Pit­man do­nated a kid­ney to a stranger

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

RICHARD Pit­man turned to the peer­less com­men­ta­tor Sir Peter O’Sull­e­van for ad­vice when he re­tired from rid­ing to join the BBC’s racing team.

O’Sull­e­van’s ad­vice was suc­cinct: “Keep talk­ing the bol­locks you did as a jockey”!

Pit­man told the story against him­self on Mon­day af­ter re­ceiv­ing the pres­ti­gious Ge­orge En­nor award at the an­nual HWPA lunch in Lon­don on Mon­day.

The tro­phy was pre­sented by seven times cham­pion jockey John Fran­come who spoke of Pit­man’s gen­eros­ity of spirit.

He said: “Richard has al­ways been a giver and even saved the life of a stranger a few years ago by do­nat­ing one of his kid­neys.”

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