The record breaking jockey announced his retirement at Newbury on Saturday…
Tony McCoy has revealed that he didn’t tell his wife that he intended to retire before he announced it at Newbury on Saturday.
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A legend amongst horse racing fans, the 40-year-old announced that he would be ending his career after his 200th win of the season at Newbury on Saturday. Apparently his wife Chanelle was very surprised when she learned the news.
“Chanelle had no idea I was thinking about retiring. I wanted to make the announcement on my own terms and she was gobsmacked when I told her,” McCoy was quoted by the Sun.
The jockey then went on to celebrate his announcement by winning at Leopardstown, and said afterwards, “I have to be careful I don’t get too emotional, it’s not good for the image!”
“My family are here. It’s brilliant. You can’t fight fate and it was obviously meant to be. It’s amazing the people here at Leopardstown today.”