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McCoy breaks own winners’ record


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  • Tony McCoy is on track to beat Sir Gordon Richards’ 1947 record of 269 winners in a season

    Tony McCoy broke his own record of 253 winners in a season thanks to a Jonjo O’Neill-trainedtreble at Huntingdon last weekend.

    McCoy kicked off on Shamawan, booted home Firetree and completed his hat-trick on Master Tern.

    That left the six-times champion starting the week just 14 short of the record number of winners in a season, 269, ridden by Sir Gordon Richards on the flat in 1947.

    McCoy put his soaraway season into perspective when he pointed out: “All these winners will mean very little if I don’t ride winners at the Cheltenham Festival.”

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