Friday December 13, 2019

Ahead by a mile

The statistics make Tony McCoy beyond good, but it’s what lies behind them that make him truly great and truly different

15th February, 2015
Tony McCoy winning the 2010 Aintree Grand National on Don’t Push It Pictures: Getty

Last Saturday night, just like so many others, a couple left the terminal at Dublin Airport, headed for the taxi rank and hailed a cab. Inside, like so many others, the driver was quick on the draw, gunning for conversation, so he looked in his mirror and fired. “Did you hear McCoy is retiring?” The couple burst out laughing because one wasn’t like any other. Instead, it was Tony McCoy, accompanied by his wife Chanelle,...

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