Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Men of the year: AP McCoy

men6.jpg

He spends half his life in a sauna, but it pays off. The legendary jockey recently rode his 4,000th winner...

When it comes to winning races, most people hark back to Kia-Ora-fuelled school sports days. Not Tony McCoy. He doesn’t just break records – he nukes ’em. In November, McCoy earned his 4,000th win (unheard of), casually donned the crown of Champion Jockey for his 18th consecutive season and found himself nominated for Sports Personality Of The Year (a title he won in 2010). Not that he’s thinking of retiring: “No matter how much you win or what records you break, someone will always win more and break the records.” Despite relentless travelling and injuries (“I have two metal strips each side of my spine fusing three vertebrae together”), next season will see McCoy set his sights on his 19th Champion Jockey title. “Some people might think I’m not very bright…”

See AP McCoy at The International Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse on 13 & 14 December; lovetheraces.com

(Image: Dan Abraham, Racingfotos.com)

Related

men13.jpg

Men Of The Year: David Bowie

men14.jpg

Men Of The Year: Chris Froome

men10.jpg

Men Of The Year: Mo Farah

Comments

More

Pixar have just released a brand new short and it's about a dog

Which means you obviously want to watch it

by Matt Tate
29 Mar 2017

Say goodbye to your pants: here's the trailer for 'IT'

Clowns are scary: fact

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge is now joint favourite to become Dr Who

Are we about to see the first female Doctor?

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

Finally, David Beckham is as ugly as the rest of us

Thank you Guy Ritchie, thank you

by Matt Tate
29 Mar 2017

This new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo is truly, hilariously awful

Uh-oh

by Sam Diss
29 Mar 2017

7 funny things about 2017's most serious film: 'Ghost In The Shell'

Robots don't laugh, it turns out

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

John Legend just sat down at a piano at St Pancras and started playing

Unrelatedly, tickets to his stadium tour go on sale Friday

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

The Green Ranger was kicked out of the 'Power Rangers' premiere

Mild spoiler alert: Actor Jason David Frank was accused of piracy and escorted out by security

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

A definitive ranking of all the characters in 'Zzzap!'

Hey! Remember this??

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

'New Girl' has finally given Schmidt a first name

This might be the show's last season, and they couldn't bow out without naming him

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017