Winner: My Racing Life

    Winner: My Racing Life

    Published: 03/11/2016

    Fully updated with a new chapter on A.P.'s knighthood, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award and his new role as a TV pundit.

    When Tony 'A.P.' McCoy announced his retirement from racing the shockwaves reverberated across the entire world of sport. On his way to an unprecedented twentieth consecutive champion jockey's title and with more than 4,300 winners to his name, McCoy seemed to be at the peak of his powers when he suddenly brought down the curtain on an extraordinary career.

    In Winner: A Racing Life, A.P. reflects upon the unparalleled career he forged from humble beginnings in Moneyglass, County Antrim, to the emotional day at Sandown in April 2015 when horse racing bade a tearful farewell to arguably its greatest ever star. In this searingly honest memoir McCoy relates in forensic detail the process that led to his decision to retire, recalls some of his greatest rides and most memorable victories, his close bonds to the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National and how he rode through an eyewatering catalogue of injuries in his relentless quest for winners.