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Tony McCoy: Factfile of champion jump jockey as he reaches 4,000 career milestone

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Champion Co Antrim jockey Tony McCoy has made history by securing 4,000 career wins. Pictured on Thursday on winner Mountain Tunes

Champion Co Antrim jockey Tony McCoy has made history by securing 4,000 career wins. Pictured on Thursday on winner Mountain Tunes

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Tony McCoy walks back to weighing room at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 7, 2013. See PA story RACING Towcester. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tony McCoy walks back to weighing room at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 7, 2013. See PA story RACING Towcester. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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Tony McCoy signs autographs before  The Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle Race at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire

Tony McCoy signs autographs before The Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle Race at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes celebrates after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/G2etty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes celebrates after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/G2etty Images)

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race for his 4000th winner on November 7, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes (C) celebrates victory to give Tony McCoy his 4000th career win in The Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race with daughter Eve and son Archie Peter and wife Chanelle at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes (C) celebrates victory to give Tony McCoy his 4000th career win in The Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race with daughter Eve and son Archie Peter and wife Chanelle at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes (C) celebrates victory to give Tony McCoy his 4000th career win in The Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race with daughter Eve and son Archie Peter and wife Chanelle at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

TOWCESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tony McCoy riding Mountain Tunes (C) celebrates victory to give Tony McCoy his 4000th career win in The Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle Race with daughter Eve and son Archie Peter and wife Chanelle at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester

Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013 in Towcester

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Champion Co Antrim jockey Tony McCoy has made history by securing 4,000 career wins. Pictured on Thursday on winner Mountain Tunes

Champion Co Antrim jockey Tony McCoy has made history by securing 4,000 career wins. Pictured on Thursday on winner Mountain Tunes

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AP McCoy rides Foundation Man to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

AP McCoy rides Foundation Man to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04:  Tony McCoy riding Foundation Man clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy riding Foundation Man clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy riding Foundation Man clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy riding Foundation Man clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Tony McCoy presented with the Galway Plate by President Michael D Higgins 31/7/2013...2013 Galway Festival, Ballybrit, Galway 31/7/2013
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Tony McCoy presented with the Galway Plate by President Michael D Higgins 31/7/2013...2013 Galway Festival, Ballybrit, Galway 31/7/2013 The www.thetote.com Galway Plate Carlingford Lough jockey Tony McCoy presented with the Galway Plate by President Michael D Higgins Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie...

Aintree Races...LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 05:  Tony McCoy riding At Fishers Cross clear the last to win The John Smith's Sefton Novices Hurdle Race at Aintree racecourse on April 05, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Aintree Races...LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 05: Tony McCoy riding At Fishers Cross clear the last to win The John Smith's Sefton Novices Hurdle Race at Aintree racecourse on April 05, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Exeter Races...EXETER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Jockey Tony McCoy poses at Exeter racecourse on February 10, 2013 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Exeter Races...EXETER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Jockey Tony McCoy poses at Exeter racecourse on February 10, 2013 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Investitures at Buckingham Palace...LONDON - JUNE 28: Jockey Tony McCoy poses with his wife Chanelle and daughter Eve after he received his OBE which he received from Queen Elizabeth IIat Buckingham Palace June 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)...S

Investitures at Buckingham Palace...LONDON - JUNE 28: Jockey Tony McCoy poses with his wife Chanelle and daughter Eve after he received his OBE which he received from Queen Elizabeth IIat Buckingham Palace June 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)...S

Horse Racing - United Racing Media Day - Oaksey House...Jockey Tony McCoy at Nicky Henderson's yard at Severn Barrow, during a United Racing Media Day at Oaksey House, Lambourn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 25, 2010. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. ...S

Horse Racing - United Racing Media Day - Oaksey House...Jockey Tony McCoy at Nicky Henderson's yard at Severn Barrow, during a United Racing Media Day at Oaksey House, Lambourn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 25, 2010. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. ...S

Horse Racing - Tony McCoy Reception - Stormont...Jockey Tony McCoy arrives with his wife Chanelle and daughter Eve for the reception in his honour at Stormont, County Antrim. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 10, 2009. The 35-year-old celebrated 3000 National Hunt race wins earlier this year. Tony McCoy has won every major race in the sport except the Grand National and is widely regarded as the greatest jump jockey of all time. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire....S

Horse Racing - Tony McCoy Reception - Stormont...Jockey Tony McCoy arrives with his wife Chanelle and daughter Eve for the reception in his honour at Stormont, County Antrim. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 10, 2009. The 35-year-old celebrated 3000 National Hunt race wins earlier this year. Tony McCoy has won every major race in the sport except the Grand National and is widely regarded as the greatest jump jockey of all time. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire....S

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Tony McCoy with members of his family. after winning the 4th race.

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Tony McCoy with members of his family. after winning the 4th race. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Tony McCoy on Well Hello There, following the fifth race, The Smith and Williamson Handicap Steeple Chase, at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA Story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Tony McCoy on Well Hello There, following the fifth race, The Smith and Williamson Handicap Steeple Chase, at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA Story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

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Tony McCoy on Well Hello There, following the fifth race, The Smith and Williamson Handicap Steeple Chase, at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA Story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Tony McCoy on Well Hello There, following the fifth race, The Smith and Williamson Handicap Steeple Chase, at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA Story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

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AP McCoy rides Foundation Man to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

AP McCoy rides Foundation Man to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Steeple Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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Tony McCoy riding Captain Cutter goes on to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Tony McCoy riding Captain Cutter goes on to win the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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tONY McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

tONY McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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Tony McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Tony McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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Jockey Tony McCoy makes his way in after the Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices´ Hurdle at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

Jockey Tony McCoy makes his way in after the Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices´ Hurdle at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. See PA story RACING Exeter. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

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El Macca ridden by Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

El Macca ridden by Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Holywell ridden by Tony McCoy in the bookmakers.co.uk Beginners' Chase during the Cumberland Chase Day at Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 3, 2013. See PA story RACING Carlisle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Holywell ridden by Tony McCoy in the bookmakers.co.uk Beginners' Chase during the Cumberland Chase Day at Carlisle Racecourse, Carlisle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 3, 2013. See PA story RACING Carlisle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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tONY McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

tONY McCoy rides Chalk it Down in the Weatherbys Bank Novices' Hurdle Race at Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 4, 2013. See PA Story RACING Kempton. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

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El Macca ridden by Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

El Macca ridden by Tony McCoy during the RABI Gateway Project Maiden Hurdle Race at Chepstow Racecourse, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 6, 2013. See PA story RACING Chepstow. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Horse Racing - The bet365 Gold Cup Meeting - Day Two - Sandown Racecourse...Champion jockey Tony McCoy, with wife Chanelle and daughter Eve during the bet365 Gold Cup Meeting at Sandown Racecourse, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 24, 2010. See PA story RACING Sandown. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. ...S

Horse Racing - The bet365 Gold Cup Meeting - Day Two - Sandown Racecourse...Champion jockey Tony McCoy, with wife Chanelle and daughter Eve during the bet365 Gold Cup Meeting at Sandown Racecourse, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 24, 2010. See PA story RACING Sandown. Photo credit should read: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire. ...S

Kempton Races...SUNBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Tony McCoy poses at Kempton racecourse on January 25, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Kempton Races...SUNBURY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Tony McCoy poses at Kempton racecourse on January 25, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy at the weigh in

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy at the weigh in Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Winning jockey Tony McCoy, winning trainer Jessica Harrington and owner Frank Berry receives the winning trophies from Mrs Sloan from sponsors WKD.

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Winning jockey Tony McCoy, winning trainer Jessica Harrington and owner Frank Berry receives the winning trophies from Mrs Sloan from sponsors WKD. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy with his family

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy with his family Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Tony McCoy with riding Jezki after winning the 4th race.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Tony McCoy with riding Jezki after winning the 4th race. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy

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Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Tony McCoy with riding Jezki wins the 4th race.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast Northern - Ireland 1st November 2013 Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Tony McCoy with riding Jezki wins the 4th race. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

John Smith's Grand National...LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Don't Push It and Tony McCoy win the John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 10, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)...Spo

John Smith's Grand National...LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Don't Push It and Tony McCoy win the John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 10, 2010 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)...Spo

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BINOCULAR and Tony (AP) McCoy after they won The Champion Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson.
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CHELTENHAM 16-3-2010. BINOCULAR and Tony (AP) McCoy after they won The Champion Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson. Photo HEALY RACING.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19:  (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE)  In this handout image provided by the BBC, Tony McCoy poses with the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award at the LG Arena on December 19, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Guy Levy/BBC via Getty Images)

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: (NO SALES/NO ARCHIVE) In this handout image provided by the BBC, Tony McCoy poses with the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award at the LG Arena on December 19, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Guy Levy/BBC via Getty Images) WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' BBC Digital Picture Service. In particular, this image may only be published in print for editorial use during the publicity period (the weeks immediately leading up to and including the transmission week of the relevant programme or event and three review weeks following) for the purpose of publicising the programme, person or service pictured and provided the BBC and the copyright holder in the caption are credited. Any use of this image on the internet and other online communication services will require a separate prior agreement with BBC Pictures. For any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising and commercial prior written approval from the copyright holder will be required.

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RACING Camel/McCoy...Top jockey Tony McCoy riding a camel at Ascot today, Wednesday April 5, 2000. The race was a trial for the first camel race to take place at the Lambourn Open Day on Good Friday, 21st April. PA Photo....S

RACING Camel/McCoy...Top jockey Tony McCoy riding a camel at Ascot today, Wednesday April 5, 2000. The race was a trial for the first camel race to take place at the Lambourn Open Day on Good Friday, 21st April. PA Photo....S

Warwick Races...WARWICK, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26:  Jockey Tony McCoy returns to race riding after a fall in December that left him with broken ribs and a punctured lung at Warwick racecourse on January 26, 2012 in Warwick, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Warwick Races...WARWICK, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Jockey Tony McCoy returns to race riding after a fall in December that left him with broken ribs and a punctured lung at Warwick racecourse on January 26, 2012 in Warwick, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Horse Racing - Binocular Filer...File photo dated 16/03/2010 of Tony McCoy on Binocular celebrating victory in the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 13, 2011. Nicky Henderson has been dealt a hammer blow with the news that Binocular will miss Tuesday's stanjames.com Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. See PA story RACING Binocular. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. ...S

Horse Racing - Binocular Filer...File photo dated 16/03/2010 of Tony McCoy on Binocular celebrating victory in the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday March 13, 2011. Nicky Henderson has been dealt a hammer blow with the news that Binocular will miss Tuesday's stanjames.com Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. See PA story RACING Binocular. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. ...S

Horse Racing - HEROS Charity Challow Hurdle Day - Newbury Racecourse...Jockey Tony McCoy during the HEROS Charity Challow Hurdle Day at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 29, 2009. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire....S

Horse Racing - HEROS Charity Challow Hurdle Day - Newbury Racecourse...Jockey Tony McCoy during the HEROS Charity Challow Hurdle Day at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 29, 2009. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire....S

Sandown Races...ESHER, ENGLAND - APRIL 27:  Tony McCoy is crowned champion jockey for the eighteenth time at Sandown racecourse on April 27, 2013 in Esher, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Sandown Races...ESHER, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Tony McCoy is crowned champion jockey for the eighteenth time at Sandown racecourse on April 27, 2013 in Esher, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Jockey AP McCoy and Synchronised pictured after winning the Betfred Cheltenham gold cup yesterday.
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Jockey AP McCoy and Synchronised pictured after winning the Betfred Cheltenham gold cup yesterday. Pic:Mark Condren 16.3.2012

Stratford Races...STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Tony McCoy in action at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse on October 31, 2013 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

Stratford Races...STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Tony McCoy in action at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse on October 31, 2013 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)...S

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1
Race 2 (1:35) Allianz Handicap Hurdle
A P McCoy (GreenYellow White cap) on Dear Boss

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Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle.
Winner A P McCoy

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Race 2 (1:35) Allianz Handicap Hurdle
A P McCoy (GreenYellow White cap) on Dear Boss

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1
Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle.
A P McCoy on Jezki ahead of Ruby Walsh on Caid Du Berlais

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1
Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle.
A P McCoy on Jezki leads from the start

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1
Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle.
Winner A P McCoy on Jezki

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CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: A muddied Tony McCoy after racing at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: A muddied Tony McCoy after racing at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06:  A muddied Tony McCoy (R) looks on after a race at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: A muddied Tony McCoy (R) looks on after a race at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: A muddied Tony McCoy looks on at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHEPSTOW, WALES - NOVEMBER 06: A muddied Tony McCoy looks on at Chepstow racecourse on November 06, 2013 in Chepstow, Wales. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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EXETER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Jonjo O'Neill with Tony McCoy at Exeter racecourse on November 05, 2013 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

EXETER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Jonjo O'Neill with Tony McCoy at Exeter racecourse on November 05, 2013 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04:  Tony McCoy riding Captain Cutter clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange 'National Hunt' Novices Hurdle Race at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy riding Captain Cutter clear the last to win The Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange 'National Hunt' Novices Hurdle Race at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy poses at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

SUNBURY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Tony McCoy poses at Kempton Park racecourse on November 04, 2013 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CARLISLE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Tony McCoy makes his way into the parade ring at Carlisle racecourse on November 03, 2013 in Carlisle, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CARLISLE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Tony McCoy makes his way into the parade ring at Carlisle racecourse on November 03, 2013 in Carlisle, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CARLISLE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Tony McCoy poses at Carlisle racecourse on November 03, 2013 in Carlisle, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CARLISLE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Tony McCoy poses at Carlisle racecourse on November 03, 2013 in Carlisle, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011...MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 22: AP McCoy and wife Chanelle McCoy (R) attend the awards ceremony for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011 at Media City UK on December 22, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)...S

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011...MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 22: AP McCoy and wife Chanelle McCoy (R) attend the awards ceremony for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011 at Media City UK on December 22, 2011 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nathan Cox/Getty Images)...S

Horse Racing - 2013 Easter Festival - Powers Gold Cup Day - Fairyhouse Racecourse...Call Rog ridden by Tony McCoy wins The I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final during the Easter Festival Powers Gold Cup day at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 31, 2013. See PA story RACING Fairyhouse. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire.  ...S

Horse Racing - 2013 Easter Festival - Powers Gold Cup Day - Fairyhouse Racecourse...Call Rog ridden by Tony McCoy wins The I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final during the Easter Festival Powers Gold Cup day at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 31, 2013. See PA story RACING Fairyhouse. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire. ...S

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Jockey Tony McCoy (A P McCoy) pictured in Belfast.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - Sunday 20th November 2011 Jockey Tony McCoy (A P McCoy) pictured in Belfast. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Tony McCoy makes his way to the parade ring at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse on October 31, 2013 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Tony McCoy makes his way to the parade ring at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse on October 31, 2013 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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Tony McCoy on board Holywell at Carlisle yesterday, the prolific Ulsterman on target with a double to move to within four winners of the 4,000 milestone

Tony McCoy on board Holywell at Carlisle yesterday, the prolific Ulsterman on target with a double to move to within four winners of the 4,000 milestone

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Tony McCoy pictured at Down Royal yesterday

Tony McCoy pictured at Down Royal yesterday

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy with Down Royal Manager Mike Todd

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1. Tony McCoy with Down Royal Manager Mike Todd

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Winning jockey Tony McCoy, winning trainer Jessica Harrington and owner Frank Berry receives the winning trophies from Mrs Sloan from sponsors WKD.

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Winning jockey Tony McCoy, winning trainer Jessica Harrington and owner Frank Berry receives the winning trophies from Mrs Sloan from sponsors WKD. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Tony McCoy with members of his family. after winning the 4th race.

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Tony McCoy with members of his family. after winning the 4th race. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Tony McCoy with his family

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Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Tony McCoy with his family Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1

Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle

Tony McCoy with riding Jezki wins the 4th race.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse - Day 1 Race 4 (2:35) WKD Hurdle Tony McCoy with riding Jezki wins the 4th race. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Tony McCoy is set to race at Down Royal this afternoon

Tony McCoy is set to race at Down Royal this afternoon

Tony McCoy triumphs in the Weatherbys Handicap Steeple Chase on Eastlake yesterday, the first of an Aintree double, as the Ulsterman's march towards 4,000 winners gathers pace

Tony McCoy triumphs in the Weatherbys Handicap Steeple Chase on Eastlake yesterday, the first of an Aintree double, as the Ulsterman's march towards 4,000 winners gathers pace

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At Fishers Cross with jockey Tony McCoy after winning The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

At Fishers Cross with jockey Tony McCoy after winning The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

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At Fishers Cross with jockey Tony McCoy after winning The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 15, 2013. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

At Fishers Cross with jockey Tony McCoy after winning The Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 15, 2013. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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Heronry ridden by Tony McCoy wins the Docker Hughes Memorial Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Festival Preview Raceday at Fontwell Park Racecourse, West Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Heronry ridden by Tony McCoy wins the Docker Hughes Memorial Novices' Hurdle Race during the Cheltenham Festival Preview Raceday at Fontwell Park Racecourse, West Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 6, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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Colbert Station left it late to strike for home in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle

Colbert Station left it late to strike for home in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle

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AP McCoy won on Mischievous Milly at Taunton

AP McCoy won on Mischievous Milly at Taunton

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Alderwood responds to Tony McCoy's driving

Alderwood responds to Tony McCoy's driving

Champion Co Antrim jockey Tony McCoy has made history by securing 4,000 career wins. Pictured on Thursday on winner Mountain Tunes

TONY MCCOY: FACTFILE

Born: May 4, 1974.

Father: Peadar McCoy, bred County Hurdle winner Thumbs Up.

Apprenticeship: Four years with Jim Bolger - rode work on horses such as Irish

Derby winner St Jovite and Oaks winner Jet Ski Lady.

First winner: Legal Steps at Thurles on March 26, 1992.

Joined Toby Balding at start of 1994-5 season after riding 13 winners (six on the Flat) in Ireland.

Joins Martin Pipe in 1996 - an association which lasted eight years.

Appointed retained rider for millionaire owner, JP McManus, at the end of the 2003-04 campaign.

First winner in Britain: Chickabiddy at Exeter on September 7, 1994.

Champion conditional jockey: 1994-5 with 74 winners - at the time a record for the number of wins by a conditional jockey (he finished seventh in the full jockeys' championship).

Lost right to claim when won on Romany Creek at Nottingham on February 28, 1995.

Beat Sir Gordon Richards' all-time record total of 269 winners in a season on Valfonic at Warwick on April 2, 2002.

Became all-time winning-most jumps jockey, beating Richard Dunwoody's record of 1,699, when winning on Mighty Montefalco at Uttoxeter on August 27, 2002.

Champion jockey: 1995-6, 1996-7, 1997-8, 1998-9, 1999-2000, 2000-1, 2001-2, 2002-3, 2003-4, 2004-5, 2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13.

Best season: 289 winners in 2001-2

1,000th winner: Majadou, Cheltenham, December 11, 1999.

1,500th winner: Celtic Native, Exeter, December, 2001.

1,700th winner (new record): Mighty Montefalco, Uttoxeter, August 27, 2002.

Awarded MBE in 2003.

2,000th winner: Magical Bailiwick, Wincanton, January 17, 2004.

3,000th winner over jumps in Britain and Ireland: Restless D'Artaix, Plumpton, February 9, 2009.

4,000th winner over jumps in Britain and Ireland: Mountain Tunes, Towcester, November 7, 2013.

Champion Hurdle winners: Make A Stand 1997, Brave Inca 2006, Binocular 2010.

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner: Mr Mulligan 1997, Synchronised 2012

Champion Chase winner: Edredon Bleu 2000.

King George VI Chase winner: Best Mate 2002.

Grand National winner: Don't Push It 2010.

Rode 150th winner at Cheltenham on Hills Of Aran January 1, 2008.

Awarded an OBE in June 2010.

Named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December 2010.

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