AP McCoy receives Guinness World Records

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  • AP McCoy has received 3 Guinness World Records.

    The 18-times Champion jockey, who last month won his 4,000th race, picked up his awards at Sandown on Friday (6 December).

    The 3 accolades are: most jump wins in a season (289 in 2002), most champion jockey titles (18) and most career jump winners (4,022 as of 4 December 2013).

    “It’s great to receive a Guinness World Record, but to receive 3 is fantastic,” said AP. “I couldn’t have imagined achieving a world record when I started racing 24 years ago.

    “There were many a great jockey before me and no doubt there will be many more to come, but there are plenty more races for me to win yet.

    “People keep reminding me the next record to beat is that of Martin Pipe. who trained 4,182 winners.”

    Guinness World Records editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday, added: “Tony McCoy is an athlete who has transcended his sport to become a household name, known even by those who don’t follow racing.

    “His unrivalled excellence in the saddle has earned the respect from athletes and fans across the spectrum of the sporting world, and his world record status confirms that he is one of the most successful sports stars of all time.”

    > AP McCoy is also nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Fans can vote for AP during the show on 15 December from 7.40pm-10pm on BBC1.

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