Irish jockey Tony McCoy is keen on taking his final ride before retirement at the historical Sandown Racecourse if he is able to secure reliable mounts for himself. Tony referred to as AP McCoy is 19 times champion jockey and it was expected that he will retire after he earns his 20th championship in partnership with his favoured mount Mr. Mole. Though it was rumoured that he will retire after Bet365 Gold Cup it is now confirmed that he will ride in the handicap hurdle race at Sandown. Two horses that have been introduced for the Sandown race by McCoy’s boss JP McManus that have been trained by Jonjo O’Neill named Box Office and Champagne Present would both be fitting mounts for AP McCoy.
Mounts that can be used by McCoy for races
As the mount for McCoy has still not been finalised several other options are being touted as likely horses for his last race. Cheltenham winner Aqalim that has been trained by John Ferguson is a good prospect along with Lost Legend another horse trained by O’Neill. Other alternatives for McCoy are Cheltenham Gold Cup winner of 2013, Bobs Worth which has already been registered for the races along with Springter Sacre that is a special entrant at AP McCoy Celebration Chase.
AP McCoy’s career and retirement
Jockey McCoy has won more than 4300 races during his illustrious career as a jockey and though is fans expressed disappointment at his retirement announcement, his wife has expressed relief and joy as jockeys are always at risk of fatal injuries. Though AP McCoy has suffered injuries in his 20 year career and has broken bones in almost every part of his body. It is still unclear if he will ride on ride in every event or only at the final event which is a handicap hurdle. Though all bets are on Mr. Mole there are several other interesting options that he can try out.