Prize is picture perfect for dog rescuer Alison
Chris Yandell, Daily Echo

Prize is picture perfect for dog rescuer Alison

He is the former champion jump jockey best known for partnering the legendary Deser Orchid.

Richard Dunwoody rode 1,874 winners during a glittering 16 year career which included victories in the Grand National West Tip and Minnehoma.

Since he retired in 1999, Richard has carved out a career as a photographer.

He visited Seadown Veterinary Services in Hythe to present one of his pictures to the winner of a competition launched to unearth unsung heroes.

Seadown sought nominations from the public and awarded the prize to Alison Clark, 52, of Fareham who has fostered more than 200 dogs.

A Seadown spokesman added, "Alison's ethos is that every life matters, and that no dog should be put to sleep".

The photograph shows a puppy bounding towards Richard's camera.

Alison Said: "I'm over the moon. There are so many deserving people in the rescue world and I feel honoured to have been given this prize".

Richard added: "The photo was taken at a police dog training centre. The puppy ran towards me and I took the shot as he was in full flight, hence his great expression".

"It's nice to know Alison appreciates the photography and loves the shot. It's the perfect prize for such a special dog lover and rescuer".

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