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Mark Todd’s new autobiography has been launched in time for the eventing season and this summer’s Olympics.

In Second Chance, Mark tells all about his progress from dairy farmer to four-time Badminton winner.

The double Olympic gold medalist is the only rider since 1932 to have won back-to-back individual titles – which he did at Los Angeles and Seoul on Charisma.

In 2000, after the Sydney Olympics, he retired from eventing to take up a career as a racehorse trainer and breeder in his native New Zealand.

However, a chance suggestion led him to challenge himself to make a comeback and to ride at the Beijing Olympics. Not only did Mark Todd make it to the Olympics in 2008 but last year, at the age of 55 and 31 years after his first win, he won Badminton on NZB Land Vision.

Second Chance, by Mark Todd costs £20 and is published by Orion.

Mark will be signing copies at Houghton (24-27 May) and Bramham (7-10 June) Horse Trials.