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McCoy calls the Tune to ride 4,000th winner

by Sean Goff | November 7, 2013

In the end it was more predictable than an X-Factor tantrum but Mountain Tunes (6/4f) gave AP McCoy the 4,000th winner of his career at Towcester (3.10).

To put McCoy’s achievement in perspective:

  • AP has now ridden 1,400 winners more than his nearest rival Richard Johnson.
  • He’s been champion jockey (18 times) every year since turning pro in 1995/96.

Yet he still goes to work everyday followed by an ambulance.

AP McCoy Record

McCoy rode his 3,00th winner aboard Restless D’Airtax at Plumpton in 2009 – a year before Spain were crowned World Cup champions for the first time in South Africa.

Brazil lifted the Jules Rimet trophy in 2002 as AP broke Richard Dunwoody’s record of 1,699 winners and Roy Keane was having a hissy fit in Saipan.

If you don’t get the whole racing thing have a look at the video below.  McCoy’s in the green & gold colours (white cap) of JP McManus.

Getting Wichita Lineman to win looks impossible at 7 mins 55 secs. It still seems improbable almost a minute later (8:40). But McCoy did it. And 3,999 times since.

Paddy hasn’t had time to count has much money he’s cost the company over the years but he’s priced up a market on where to next for the champ.

But with the Cheltenham Open meeting coming up next weekend it could get a whole lot worse.


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