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#ThanksAP Celebrity tributes to AP McCoy

As the most successful Jumps jockey of all time bows out at Sandown, a whole host of celebrities come out to pay tribute. The likes of Judi Dench, Dermot O'Leary, Gok Wan, Sir Tim Rice, Eddie Jordan, Arsene Wenger, Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain, Jo Brand and Clare Balding all say #ThanksAP. Â

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McCoy preparing for final bow

McCoy preparing for final bow

Tony McCoy is trying to prepare himself for the inevitable void that he will have to fill when he brings his astonishing career to an end with two rides at Sandown on Saturday.

O'Meara mulling Force plans

O'Meara mulling Force plans

David O' Meara is yet to make a decision as to where he will start talented sprinter G Force this season. The Nawton handler is considering two options for the four-year-old, who enjoyed his finest moment last season when capturing the Sprint Cup at Haydock on his penultimate outing.

Nicholls eyeing McCoy Celebration

Nicholls eyeing McCoy Celebration

Paul Nicholls, who is providing Tony McCoy with his final ride in a Grade One race at Sandown on Saturday with Mr Mole, has warned that the champion jockey will not find life out of the saddle easy at first.

Prince and Parrott bow out

Prince and Parrott bow out

Scottish Grand National-winning handler Hilary Parrott has announced the retirement of her Ayr hero Wayward Prince, as well as her own departure from the training ranks. A smart horse in his younger days for Ian Williams, Wayward Prince was nursed back to his best by Parrott, who has always owned him.


McCoy trophy for site

Champion Jockey Trophy to be retired in honour of AP McCoy

The perennial Champion Jump Jockey trophy, which will be awarded to AP McCoy on Saturday at Sandown Park, is to be decommissioned and presented to the sporting legend to keep permanently in acknowledgment of his 20 Championship titles and his contribution to the sport over the past two decades.

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The career of AP McCoy and key world events

It’s hard to imagine life without The Champ in charge. Since AP McCoy rode his first winner on board Chickabiddy at Exeter on Wednesday 7 September 1994, our great sport has changed. The world has changed.


Print off our flag to say #ThanksAP

With 20-time Champion Jockey AP McCoy retiring at Sandown Park, you can say #ThanksAP on social media with our flag! Simply click the link below, print off, take a quick snap and share with us your favourite McCoy memories on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #ThanksAP. Â DOWNLOAD THE #THANKSAP FLAG HERE.


Win Premier badges to the QIPCO 2000 Guineas!

The Flat is back with a bang on Saturday 2 May, as the QIPCO 2000 Guineas will see the first British Classic champion crowned on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course – and you could be there yourself to witness the action! We’re giving away three pairs of Premier tickets to QIPCO 2000 Guineas day, where you...