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Tony "A.P." McCoy is without doubt the greatest and most successful jump jockey of all time. He has collected a record 16 consecutive jump-jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden more than 3,000 winners, saying "I never stop dreaming of the day I'll reach 4,000." In 2002 he beat Sir Gordon Richards's record of 269 winners in a season by riding 289. In April 2010, A.P. achieved his lifelong ambition when he won the Grand National at Aintree on Don't Push It. It was his 15th attempt to win the race, a victory that captured the public's imagination and further enhanced a glittering career in which he had seemingly won all there was to win. It was the missing piece in the racing jigsaw for a champion jockey who had already had famous victories in the King George VI Chase, Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, and Cheltenham Gold Cup.This powerfully honest autobiography looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing, and includes the highs and lows of A.P. winning his second Gold Cup, in 2012 on Synchronised, fifteen years after his first, only to see the horse put down after a fall in that year's Grand National.These are the memoirs of a true champion, an icon of sport, whose astonishing achievements are unlikely to be surpassed. It is a great story of courage and modesty, pain and professional setbacks, strong family values and sporting triumphs, and of the good guy coming first—and staying there.

About the Author

A.P. McCoy rode his first winner in 1992. In 1996, he was crowned champion jockey for the first time, and he has won the jump jockeys' title ever since. He received an OBE in 2010, a year after riding his 3,000th winner, and was the first jockey to be named Sportsman of the Year at the British Sports Awards, and first jockey to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781409135456
Author:
Mccoy, A. P.
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group
Author:
McCoy, A. P.
Author:
McCoy, Tony
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in

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