He rode his first winner in England at Exeter on September 7 that year on the Gordon Edwardstrained Chickabiddy
and served as a conditional jockey for Toby Balding, a relationship which culminated in AP winning the Conditional Jump Jockeys Title in 1995.
The quality and sheer quantity of winners since he landed his first in Britain aboard Chickabiddy
at Exeter in September 1994 has been phenomenal.
Achieving the 4,000 at Exeter would have been perfect symmetry for McCoy, who rode his first British winner at the track through Chickabiddy
on September 7, 1994.
Sep 7, 1994: First winner in Britain, Chickabiddy
As a result of its association with children, historically the word is also linked to chickabiddy
or, more simply, biddy.
First winner in Britain: Chickabiddy
atExeter on September 7, 1994.
The 19-year-old was walking home along Chickabiddy
Lane when she was pulled to the ground and had her head pushed against the wall.
In mild climates where temperatures don't drop below 27 |degrees~ to 32 |degrees~, cathedral bells, chickabiddy
, and moonflower usually live over.
First winner: Legal Steps, Thurles (Flat) March 26 1992 First jumps winner: Riszard Gowran Park (hurdles) April 20 1994 First winner in Britain: Chickabiddy
Exeter (hurdles) September 7 1994.
A double at Kempton courtesy of Captain Cutter and Foundation Man left McCoy on 3,998 career winners over jumps - and two successes at Exeter would see him reach the magical 4,000 at the track that saw him register his first British winner back in September 7, 1994, on the Gordon Edwards-trained Chickabiddy
Captain Cutter survived a lessthan-fluent round of jumping to ultimately run out a comfortable winner of the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.
Edwards, who provided Tony McCoy with his first British winner at the course with Chickabiddy
in 1994, said: "To be fair we've not run many horses in that time but it's nice to get another winner on the board.
The iron man linked up with Toby Balding for the 1994-95 season and rode his first winner in this country on Chickabiddy
at Exeter on September 7, 1994.