Winner: My Racing Life

Winner: My Racing Life

by A.P. McCoy

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Fully updated with a new chapter on A.P.'s knighthood, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award and his new role as a TV pundit

When Tony 'A.P.' McCoy announced his retirement from racing, the shockwaves reverberated across the world of sport. With more than 4,300 winners to his name, McCoy seemed to be at the peak of his powers when he suddenly brought down the curtain on an extraordinary career.

But then A.P. McCoy has always done things his way.

In Winner: My Racing Life, AP reflects upon his unparalleled career, taking the reader from his humble beginnings in County Antrim to the emotional day at Sandown when horse racing bade a tearful farewell to arguably its greatest ever star. McCoy relates in forensic detail the process that led to his decision to retire, recalls some of his greatest rides, lifts the lid on his family life and looks ahead to a future no longer driven by the constant pursuit of victory. The result is a remarkable insight into the private and public life of a true winner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409162421
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 11/05/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Born in County Antrim in 1974, A. P. McCoy rode his first winner in 1992. In 1996, he was crowned champion jockey for the first time, and he has held the title ever since. He received an OBE in 2010, a year after riding his 3,000th winner, and he was the first jockey to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He lives with his wife, Chanelle, and children, Eve and Archie, in Berkshire.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

1 Box Office, Sandown Park, 25 April 2015 1

2 Mr Mole, Newbury, 7 February 2015 27

3 Legal Steps, Thurles, 26 March 1992 63

4 Certain Angle, Stratford, 31 May 1996 93

5 Gloria Victis, Cheltenham, 16 March 2000 119

6 Valfonic, Warwick, 2 April 2002 141

7 Abutilon, Fontwell, 9 November 2007 159

8 Arnold Layne, Warwick, 12 January 2008 185

9 Don't Push It, Aintree, 10 April 2010 213

10 Synchronised, Cheltenham, 16 March 2012 230

11 Mountain Tunes, Towcester, 7 November 2013 266

12 Schooling horses, Jackdaws Castle, 7 May 2015 292

Postscript 313

Notable Career Feats 325

Index 331

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