Monday, February 9, 2009
MCCOY MAKES RACING HISTORY AT PLUMPTON!
Thirteen-time Champion Jockey Tony McCoy today wrote himself ANOTHER
place in the history books when riding his 3000th winner over jumps at
Sussex track Plumpton.
The 34-year-old has surpassed all records during his career, becoming
the fastest Jumps jockey to reach a thousand winners, and beating Sir
Gordon Richard's record of 269 winners in a season when clocking up 289
wins throughout 2001-2002.
Bookmakers William Hill make McCoy a 1/4 chance to reach 3500 winners
before he retires, and 11/10 to notch up another thousand before finally
hanging up the reins.
Hills also offer odds of 5-2 that McCoy gains his elusive Grand National
win before retirement, and 10-1 that he rides the 2009 winner.
Lester Piggott made a famous comeback to race-riding after serving five
years in retirement, and returned to win the Breeders' Cup Mile in 1990,
and the 2000 Guineas in 1992. . Hills make it a 5/1 chance that AP is
another that fails to see-out his retirement and returns to ride
competitively before the age of 45.
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for Hills, said: ''This latest milestone is
just another addition to McCoy's amazing achievements. His success can
be compared with Tiger Woods who is another to dominate in the modern
era, and it is saddening that his feats are not better recognised
outside the sphere of racing.''
Hills make Tony McCoy 50/1 to win BBC's Sports Personality of the Year
in 2009, and 4/5 money to make the final ten.
TONY MCCOY SPECIALS
1/4 TO REACH 3500 WINNERS (11/4 TO NOT REACH 3500 WINNERS)
4/5 TO REACH THE FINAL TEN IN THE BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE
11/10 TO REACH 4000 WINNERS (4/6 TO NOT REACH 4000 WINNERS)
5/2 TO RIDE A GRAND NATIONAL WINNER BEFORE RETIREMENT
5/1 TO RETIRE AND MAKE A COMEBACK (MUST RIDE IN GRADE ONE
10/1 TO RIDE THE 2009 GRAND NATIONAL WINNER
50/1 TO WIN 2009 BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink