Sir Anthony McCoy, OBE
World’s Greatest Jump Jockey
Former Jockey Sir Anthony McCoy OBE is known as the greatest jump jockey of all time and one of the world’s highest profile sporting personalities. Sir Anthony dominated his sport for over 2 decades, recently ending a truly phenomenal career as Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year. He recorded 4,358 wins, including the 2010 Grand National, the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase & King George VI Chase. Sir Anthony remained at the top of his sport for 1040 weeks – longer than any other sporting talent ever. The 41-year old is the only sportsman of his kind to have been awarded ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ (2010), the ‘BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award’ (2015) & ‘BT’s Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award’ (2015).
Sir Anthony spent his career setting records which will not be broken in our lifetimes – a tribute to his stamina, endurance, motivation and dedication to the world of sport. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we will never have another AP McCoy.
Former Jockey “AP” (as he is also known) is associated with strong brands that reflect his ambition, endurance and motivation. He is part of the Channel 4 Racing presentation team, a Global Ambassador for Albert Bartlett, Laureus, William Hill, an Ambassador for the Cheltenham Club and the Stobart Jump Jockey’s Championship. Former Jockey AP is an exclusive columnist for The Times newspaper. He is also President of the Professional Jockey’s Association, President of the Injured Jockeys Fund, a Trustee for the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust, Patron of RoR, Patron of Alder Hey Hospital and he has recently opened an AP Academy for injured jockeys.
A documentary style film about Sir Anthony topped the itunes film chart, having been shown in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland. “Being AP” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (just 20 from 6000 films were chosen) as well as in Dublin and in London. He has published autobiographies such as “Winner: My Racing Life” and a fictional book “Taking the Fall“. Through his distinguished career as one of the greatest Jockey’s ever AP has broken bones more than 700 times, ridden the equivalent of 1.7 times around the world, and spent a record-setting 3 minutes in a cryotherapy room, at temperatures of -150 degrees after fracturing 2 vertebrae.
As a result of his outstanding career, former jockey Sir Anthony is an exceptional keynote, after-dinner, corporate and motivational speaker.
- Dealing with Pressure & Danger
- Fear of Failure
- Addiction to Winning
- Overcoming Injury
- Mental and Physical Resilience
- “Sports Meets Business” Concepts
- Lively Q&A Sessions with fantastic sporting anecdotes
- Determination and Motivation to be the best at all times
- 4,358 Horse Racing Wins
- Winner of Grand National, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Chase, among others.
- BBC SPOTY Lifetime Achievement Award
- IYF Lifetime Achievement Award
- Sir Peter O’Sullevan Award
- HOYS Equestrian of the Year Award
- BT Sport Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award