THE 19-time champion jump jockey
Tony McCoy has been the talk of the sporting world since announcing his impending retirement from the saddle last weekend.
That was the adjective used by his wife Chanelle when reporters asked the greatest jump jockey
of all time if it was a figure he would aim for after he reached the 4,000 mark on Midnight Tunes at Towcester on Thursday.
No other jump jockey
has ridden more than 3,000 winners and the next most successful jockey over jumps trails McCoy by almost 1,500 winners.
The 30-year old jump jockey
, who lives in Wilmcote in Stratford, competes in both national and international jump race meetings.
PERENNIAL champion jump jockey
Tony McCoy has set himself a immediate target of reaching 4,000 career winners before he even begins to contemplate a life away from the saddle.
But the biggest cheer was reserved for Russ Garritty, one of the iron men of the jumps circuit, who took the jump jockey
special recognition award.
If successful, it would be one of the most sensational achievements in racing as it will require the jump jockey
to become a flat course specialist.
Britain's champion jump jockey
was taken to hospital following his tumble from Sporting Limerick at the second-last flight in the williamhill.
AdrianMaguire, by common consensus the best jump jockey
in the last 20 years not to have been champion, has announced his retirement from the saddle on medical grounds.
TONY McCOY is just three winners short of his eighth successive century after galloping into racing history as the jump jockey
with the highest ever amount of wins.
SCOTS jump jockey
Peter Niven, who is five short of the 1000-winner mark, has no plans to hang up his boots and saddle at the end of the season.
CORALS are quoting 33-1 for A P McCoy's new-born baby to be champion jump jockey
- this is because he is already too big to be champion Flat jockey.