My Autobiography

My Autobiography

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By (author) A. p. Mccoy

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 40mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409131661
  • ISBN 13: 9781409131663
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: 16
  • Sales rank: 70,155

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Tony 'AP' McCoy is unquestionably the greatest and most successful jump-jockey of all time. He has collected a record sixteen consecutive jump jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden over 3,000 winners, saying 'I never stop dreaming of the day I'll reach 4,000.' In 2002, he beat Sir Gordon Richards' record of 269 winners in a season by riding 289. In April 2010 AP achieved his lifelong ambition when he won the Grand National at Aintree on Don't Push It. It was his fifteenth attempt to win the race, a victory that captured the public's imagination and irradiated a glittering career in which he had already won all there was to win. It was the final missing piece in the racing jigsaw for a champion jockey who had already had famous victories in the King George VI Chase, Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Cheltenham Gold Cup. This powerfully honest autobiography looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing. These are the memoirs of a true champion, an icon of sport, whose astonishing achievements over the past fifteen years are unlikely to be surpassed. It is a great story of courage and modesty, pain and professional setbacks, strong family values and sporting triumphs, the good guy coming first - and staying there.

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Born in County Antrim in 1974, A.P. McCoy rode his first winner in 1992. In 1996 he was crowned champion jockey for the first time and he has won the jump jockeys' title ever since. He received an OBE in 2010, a year after riding his 3,000th winner, and was the first jockey to be named Sportsman of the Year at the British Sports Awards and first jockey to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. He lives with his wife Chanelle and daughter Eve in Berkshire. https://twitter.com/AP_McCoy