Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Greatest jockey

On a wet and windy Monday afternoon at Plumpton racecourse A P McCoy rode Restless D'Artaix (13/8f) to victory in the Tyser & Co Beginners' Chase and in doing so recorded his 3,000th winner. McCoy, not one given to public outbursts of emotion, declared himself 'ecstatic'. Needless to say the tributes have poured in; a selection of my favourites...

Nicky Henderson: "You'll never see numbers like this again."
Carl Llewellyn described McCoy as the greatest jump jockey of all time.
Simon Holt: "He's been a regular performer of miracles for all these years."
John McCririck: "The man is a colossus, we have never seen his like before."

In an age when the wage of a pampered Premiership footballer can easily reach £100,000 a week, the dedication and humility of A P McCoy stand out like a beacon. Tony McCoy, true sporting legend, we salute you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Tony Tony Tony McCoy, Tony McCoy, Tony McCoy!' (with music of course).
A true legend and Papa McD would be trilled to hear of it.

Mrs T