Sir Anthony McCoy, OBE
World’s Greatest Jump Jockey
Sir Anthony McCoy OBE is 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 4357 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. 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.
“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. 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“.
Did you know, AP has:
– broken bones more than 700 times
– ridden the equivalent of 1.7 times around the world
– 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, Sir Anthony is an exceptional keynote, after-dinner, corporate and motivational speaker. His experience, humour and personality endears him to any audience: his stories from the saddle, his addiction to winning, his fear of failure, his drive to be the best at all times, his determination & motivation, breaking bones over 700 times, the pressures and dangers of his sport makes for a lively Q&A. His talks also covers “Sport Meets Business” concepts.
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