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AP McCoy's final year in the saddle set for big screen

By Staff Reporter

AP McCoy's final season as a champion jockey is due to hit the big screen in a documentary later this year.

Being AP is expected to be shown at more than 200 cinemas when it opens in October.

The film-makers were given exclusive access to the Northern Irish jockey, his family and racing teams for the 2014-15 season.

"The opportunity to film with a sports legend such as AP McCoy while still performing at the height of his considerable powers is a unique and special one," said producer Nick Ryle from Moneyglass Films.

"To have the access to capture the drama and emotion around AP's final season and retirement is a rare privilege. The film will be both epic and intimate."

Record-breaking McCoy (41) retired in April having ridden more than 4,300 jump racing winners.

The film is being directed by Bafta winner and Emmy nominee Anthony Wonke, who made Children on the Front Line, the story of the war in Syria as seen through the eyes of young people, and Crack House USA, about a gang of drug dealers.

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