04 May-A P McCoy

A P McCoy is a former horse racing jockey who is a native of Northern Ireland. During his career he was ‘Champion Jockey’ a record 20 consecutive times. McCoy became the first jockey to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010. In 2013 he was named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year. He was knighted in 2016 for his services to horse racing.

A P McCoy was born Anthony Peter McCoy at Moneyglass, County Antrim in 1974. He began his racing apprenticeship at the Jim Bolger stables in Coolcullen on the Carlow/Kilkenny border at the age of 15. He rode his first winner at Thurles racecourse the age of seventeen in 1992. He went on to ride a record 4,358 winners in Ireland and Great Britain during his career. He retired in 2015

A P McCoy, champion horse racing jockey who is a native of Northern Ireland, was born in the year 1974 On This Day.

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