Tony McCoy: Factfile of champion jump jockey as he reaches 4,000 career milestone
TONY MCCOY: FACTFILE
TONY MCCOY: FACTFILE
Tony McCoy was out of luck with the first of his two rides at Towcester as he searches for the victory that will secure his 4,000th career win over jumps.
Tyrella, County Down could provide the key to the magic 4,000 winners milestone being attacked by AP McCoy.
Tony McCoy admits it will be a relief to bag his 4,000th winner as he moved to within one of the landmark total by steering Minella For Steak to victory at Chepstow.
Tony McCoy needs just one more victory to hit the incredible 4,000-winner mark after steering Minella For Steak to score at Chepstow.
Tony McCoy will travel to Chepstow more in hope than expectation on Wednesday afternoon as he continues his search for the two winners that will see him reach the astonishing total of 4,000 in his career over jumps.
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Tony McCoy has refused to rule out a crack at 5,000 winners –even though he would be in his mid 40s if he were to achieve the amazing feat.
Tony McCoy will have to wait until Chepstow on Wednesday at the earliest for his 4,000th winner after drawing a blank with three rides at Exeter to remain on the 3,998 mark.
He is quite simply the greatest jump jockey of all time, and one of the greatest sportsmen Northern Ireland has ever produced. AP McCoy has won it all – the Grand National, the Gold Cup, the King George VI Chase, you name it, and he's been first past the post. Away from the track he is a proud husband and father of two, been awarded an OBE, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Tony McCoy will head to Exeter today followed by an increasingly large media entourage after moving ever closer to the 4,000-winner landmark with a double at Kempton yesterday.
Tony McCoy heads to Exeter for three rides tomorrow on what could prove a landmark day in the record-breaking champion jockey's career.
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Tony McCoy followed up his successful trip to the Down Royal Festival with doubles over the weekend at Wetherby and Carlisle to move to within four winners of the magical 4,000 mark.
That magical 4,000 figure is now within touching distance for the phenomenal AP McCoy.
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