Grand National winner will leave racing after almost 20 years as a professional…
19 time champion jockey and former Grand National winner AP McCoy has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.
The 40 year old announced his intentions to leave horse racing after claiming his 200th win of the season on Mr Mole at the Betfair Price Rush Chase at Newbury.
“I want to go while I’m still enjoying racing and while I am still near the top,” he said following the race, reports BBC.
“This is without a doubt the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I’ve been dreading this day.”
Following today’s result, McCoy moved to 4,322 winners through his career and announced to Channel 4 Racing live on television that he would retire.
McCoy won the Grand National for the first tim in 2010, his 15th attempt at the race and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year off the back of that success.