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Postby Dave Cahill » November 7th, 2013, 4:47 pm

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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Lamb of BOD » November 7th, 2013, 4:59 pm

He's catching up with Methuselah. Happy birthday
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Vamos los azules » November 7th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Utterly unbelievable rewriting of the record books. There must be barely a bone in his body that he hasn't broken at this stage plus he has seen several weighing room colleagues paralysed or killed in action during his career. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't still have the same hunger for it that he has.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby JB1973 » November 8th, 2013, 10:23 am

A true sporting legend, up there with the greatest in any sport ever.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Slipper1 » November 8th, 2013, 11:47 am

I'm a bit late to this, is he the first jockey to reach this milestone? how many winners has the next best jockey?
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Dave Cahill » November 8th, 2013, 12:11 pm

Slipper1 wrote:I'm a bit late to this, is he the first jockey to reach this milestone? how many winners has the next best jockey?


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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Peg Leg » November 8th, 2013, 12:14 pm

How many yrs is he at it?
Being in 4000 races in a career sound like an achievement!
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby JB1973 » November 8th, 2013, 12:37 pm

Peg Leg wrote:How many yrs is he at it?
Being in 4000 races in a career sound like an achievement!



He has also had to survive over a 1000 falls!
Never mind his talent the guys toughness and dedication is amazing , as a punter you always know he will give his best.
Well never see any one match his feats
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Peg Leg » November 8th, 2013, 12:46 pm

JB1973 wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:How many yrs is he at it?
Being in 4000 races in a career sound like an achievement!



He has also had to survive over a 1000 falls!
Never mind his talent the guys toughness and dedication is amazing , as a punter you always know he will give his best.
Well never see any one match his feats

Ah, so he's really stupid! Explains a bit.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Slipper1 » November 8th, 2013, 2:13 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
Slipper1 wrote:I'm a bit late to this, is he the first jockey to reach this milestone? how many winners has the next best jockey?


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Really?! wow, that puts the achievement into perspective.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby simonno6 » November 8th, 2013, 2:48 pm

JB1973 wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:How many yrs is he at it?
Being in 4000 races in a career sound like an achievement!



He has also had to survive over a 1000 falls!


Sure he musn't be that great then if he's fallen off that many times ;-).

What a machine, his drive to compete is incredible. He competes in a huge amount of races every year, far more than the other elite jockeys.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby johng » November 8th, 2013, 4:36 pm

Who was the first 20 stone Jockey to ride a grand national winner?
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Dave Cahill » November 8th, 2013, 4:45 pm

johng wrote:Who was the first 20 stone Jockey to ride a grand national winner?


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Re: AP McCoy

Postby JB1973 » November 10th, 2013, 12:20 am

cmon John tis a derby winner, Lester never rode the jumps ;)
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Fireworks » November 18th, 2013, 3:30 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
Slipper1 wrote:I'm a bit late to this, is he the first jockey to reach this milestone? how many winners has the next best jockey?


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A bit out there. I know Richard Johnston has over 2000. Think it is about 2500 and he is the second highest winner. I believe he has been second in the jockey championship more than 12 times.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Fireworks » November 18th, 2013, 3:39 pm

JB1973 wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:How many yrs is he at it?
Being in 4000 races in a career sound like an achievement!



He has also had to survive over a 1000 falls!
Never mind his talent the guys toughness and dedication is amazing , as a punter you always know he will give his best.
Well never see any one match his feats


Pegleg the 4000 are the number of wins. I am not sure how many races in total he has had. The falls and injuries are the really amazing thing. He has damaged vertebrate and broken arms and legs but has recovered quickly enough to still be top jock at the end of the year. He has been top jock every year for the last 18 years starting with the first year he turned pro.

There are and have been jockeys as talented or better but none with the drive to keep going. I would put Ruby on par with him but he wants a life so will not put in the hours and the travel required for these results.
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby Dave Cahill » November 18th, 2013, 3:43 pm

Fireworks wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:
Slipper1 wrote:I'm a bit late to this, is he the first jockey to reach this milestone? how many winners has the next best jockey?


1699


A bit out there. I know Richard Johnston has over 2000. Think it is about 2500 and he is the second highest winner. I believe he has been second in the jockey championship more than 12 times.


I meant the record he broke (Dunwoodys), apols its a bit unclear alright
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Re: AP McCoy

Postby nickpoppelwell » January 7th, 2014, 10:06 am

Champion jockey in the UK since 1996. The champion jockey competition tends to be streaky. There's been about 4 winners in 40 years but McCoy has taken it to the next level. It's amazing
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