Dick Francis on Devon Loch 1956 Grand National

Dick Francis on Devon Loch 1956 Grand National

FILE – In this March 24 1956 file photo, Dick Francis, the jockey turned best-selling thriller writer, jumps the Queen’s Mother’s Devon Loch, over the feared Becher’s Brook, during the Grand National Handicap Steeplechase, at Aintree, England. Dick Francis, the best-selling British thriller writer and former champion jockey, died on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, in his home in the Cayman Islands. He was 89. (AP Photo, PA, File) ** UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE **

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