As one of the most revered names in racing history, Sir Anthony Peter McCoy – AP, or Tony, to most – is a true legend of the sport. With over 4,300 winners – a record – and Champion Jockey twenty times in a row, McCoy is one of the most legendary competitors to ever hop onto the saddle. Having rode his first winner at 17, he went from there to win his first Champion Jockey in the 95/96 season, culminating in continuous success and defence until his final year where he won it, in 2015.
With too many to list, the main thing to say about McCoy is that he’s just won about every big race that there is to win. From the Cheltenham Gold Cup to the Queen Mother Champion Chase, McCoy has been a serial trophy winner in one of the most stellar and important careers in the history of the sport.
He’s even won the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year, lifting it in 2010 and in the process becoming the first jockey to lift the award. In January 2016, McCoy was finally knighted to culminate a career that is all about success and impressive wins.
There’s literally too many outstanding races to pick from in one of the most collective showings of the hard work and the rewards that can come from being a jockey.
Achievements & Highlights
Wins – Grand National, Scottish Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Champion Hurdle, King George VI Chase, Ryanair Chase, RSA Chase, Fighting Fifth Hurdle, Tingle Creek, Arkle Challenge Trophy, Welsh Grand National, Midlands Grand National, Irish Grand National, Lexus Chase, Galway Plate. Champion Jockey 95/96 – 14/15.
Associations – Mountain Tunes, Kanpai, Magical Bailiwick, Celtic Native, Majadou.
Earnings – £15m+