A.P. McCoy

A.P. McCoy is from Northern Ireland, widely regarded as the finest jump jockey to date. He was born in Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and wrote his autobiography, McCoy in 2003, to follow up his first book, Real McCoy: My Life So Far, released in 1999. McCoy rode his first winner, 'Legal Steps', at Thurles in 1992 at the age of 17, and by 2009 he had ridden over 3,000 winners and been named British jump racing Champion Jockey every year since 1995/6. His wins to date have included the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and most recently, the 2010 Grand National.