Sir Anthony McCoy OBE better known as AP McCoy, is the greatest jump jockey of all time.
Sir Anthony dominated his sport for over 2 decades. In 2015, he retired from his phenomenal career as Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year
Throughout his career AP has won everything there is to win including:
- The Cheltenham Gold Cup
- Champion Hurdle
- Queen Mother Champion Chase
- King George V1 Chase
- The 2010 Grand National
AP McCoy has recorded over 4,000 career wins – an unbelievable achievement (and he has ridden the equivalent of one and a half times around the world).
He holds all of the jump jockey records for reaching career milestones in the fastest time.
Due to his outstanding success and popularity, McCoy was named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year in 2010 – the first jockey to win the award.
As President of the Professional Jockeys’ Association, AP McCoy enjoys public speaking; his experience, humour and personality make him a big hit with any audience.
AP McCoy is part of the ITV Racing Team and has contributed to Channel 4 Racing, The Morning Line, BBC TV, Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT radio.
He is a knowledgeable fan of all sports and has appeared on programmes such as A Question of Sport, ESPN, Setanta Sport and Soccer AM.
AP’s autobiography was released in 2011 receiving critical acclaim throughout the sporting and non-sporting world.
As a result of his outstanding career, Sir Anthony is an exceptional after-dinner and motivational speaker.
His experience, humour and personality endear him to any audience.
Sir AP tailors his speeches and Q&As to suit a theme, audience or specific subject matter but subjects he is often asked to include (as examples) are his phenomenal career (records and achievements we will not see repeated or broken in our lifetime), the motivation, perseverance and determination required to be the best for over 20 years, sustainability, flexibility to change tactics and course, challenges and facing adversity, the technical side of sport (the programming, monitoring and stat analysis), setting & reaching goals, fear of failure, pushing through pain barriers (& breaking bones over 700 times), mental/physical strength required to succeed, maintaining a healthy life/family/work lifestyle, retiring when at peak of career, the business/management side of a sport… amongst other subjects.