Belfast Telegraph

Robinson hails McCoy 'will to win'

Champion jockey Tony McCoy's legendary will to win has been hailed by Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson.

The sportsman from Co Antrim registered his 4,000th victory today.

Mr Robinson said: "His will to win, in a sport full of tough competitors, is legendary and has endeared him to the racing public and beyond.

"His victory in the 2010 Grand National on Don't Push It will forever be one of the major landmarks in Northern Ireland sport."

Stormont Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he was a sporting great.

"He is a man of not just great sporting ability but great determination to succeed at the very highest level," he added.

"I know the people of Moneyglass and County Antrim are proud of one of their most famous sons and I hope Tony and his family and friends enjoy every moment of this hard-earned and much-deserved success."

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