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Sir Anthony Peter McCoy OBE – born 4 May 1974 – commonly known as AP McCoy is a former horse racing jockey.

Based in the UK and Ireland, McCoy rode a record 4,358 winners, and was Champion Jockey a record 20 consecutive times, every year he was a professional.

McCoy has won almost every big race there is to win. His most high-profile winners include the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and the 2010 Grand National, riding Don’t Push It.

He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award, and in December 2013 he was named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year. He was knighted in January 2016.

He currently serves as a pundit on ITV’s Horse Racing coverage.

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