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Racing Post: Retired Steeplechase Jockey McCoy Enjoying The Race From The Ground

Just because retired steeplechase jockey AP McCoy isn’t chasing win records anymore doesn’t mean he’s stepped away from the jumps racing scene. An inconspicuous point-to-point winner in England marked a new phase in McCoy’s new career, according to The Racing Post. Hudson Yard, who won at the Chaddesley Corbett point-to-point at Worcestershire for trainer Ciaran […]

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‘Coping With The Lows’: Professional Jockeys Association Addresses Mental Health

On Monday, coinciding with World Mental Health Day, the Professional Jockeys Association released the latest of its “Jockey Matters” film series entitled “Mental Health and Wellbeing.” The release of the film comes on the heels of an announcement by top jockey Graham Lee, the only rider to win both the Grand National and the Ascot […]

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Death Of ‘Brilliant Rider’ JT McNamara Mourned Across Racing World

John Thomas McNamara was one of the top amateur jumps jockeys in Ireland, who won over 600 races in his career including four at the world-renowned Cheltenham Festival. It was there in 2013 that JT, as he was known to friends, family and fans, suffered a fall that would leave him paralyzed from the neck […]

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Sir McCoy Now President Of Injured Jockeys Fund

Sir Anthony McCoy has accepted a new role as the president of the Injured Jockeys Fund, according to racingpost.com. The previous president, John Francome, volunteered to move to a vice-presidential role, in favor of involving the younger generation of jockeys in decision-making. “Now I’ve retired,” said McCoy, “I’m really enthusiastic about taking on the role, […]

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British Jockey Club Attendance Just Shy Of Two Million In 2015

The Jockey Club reports that 1,946,644 people visited the races in Britain over the course of 2015. Despite 26 fewer racing fixtures staged by the Jockey Club, there was an 8.5% increase in attendance over 2014, according to The Racing Post. The figures do not include the those from the Derby meeting at Epsom. “More […]

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Arise, Sir Anthony: Riding Legend McCoy To Receive Knighthood

Legendary British jockey A.P. McCoy will be recognized with a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, it was announced Dec. 30. The Racing Post reports that McCoy, who will become Sir Anthony McCoy OBE, is being honored “in recognition for his services to racing.” McCoy becomes just the second jockey to receive a knighthood, the other being Sir […]

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AP McCoy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From BBC

At the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, jump jockey AP McCoy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, according to the UK Daily Mail. McCoy, 41, announced his retirement in April of this year, following an incredible career in which he was champion 20 consecutive times over 4,357 career winners. In 2010, McCoy […]

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Trailer Released For Documentary On Jockey A.P. McCoy

The trailer for, ‘Being AP,’ a documentary about renowned steeplechase rider A.P. McCoy was released this week, giving viewers a sneak peek into the 98-minute film that is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival September 10-20. The documentary follows McCoy’s final season in the tack and shows his struggles as both a dedicated […]

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Olympic Cyclist Turns Amateur Steeplechase Rider

Although she finished eighth aboard Mighty Mambo in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur riders at Newbury Thursday, 34-year-old Victoria Pendleton counted the race as a sort of victory. Pendleton is a two-time Olympic gold medallist in track cycling and has recently made the switch from racing wheels to racing horses. “I loved every minute of […]

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Champion Jockey McCoy Closes Out Riding Career

Jockey A P McCoy finished third on the final two mounts of his career after being named champion rider for the 20th time Saturday at Sandown Park. McCoy, who has 4,348 victories in Great Britain and Ireland to his name, guided Mr Mole and Box Office to third-place finishes in Saturday races. The jockey’s last […]

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