IT’S started, the furore and the anticipation of what is to come during the National Hunt calendar. In recent weeks some of the stars from the last couple of years have graced the jumps tracks giving us a taster of what to expect in the coming months. 1,222 more words
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“You have to chase the thing you can’t ever catch”, so says one of the most successful and decorated jockeys of all time; AP McCoy. Director Anthony Wonke chronicles the final months of AP’s career as he wrestles with the decision to retire, and pushes the boundaries to become even more successful than he already is. 446 more words
BEING AP takes an in-depth look at one of the world’s greatest sportsmen, award winning jump jockey AP McCoy.
Ageing but fearless, nearing the end of his career yet still willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his dream in a competitive and dangerous sport, this feature length documentary is a real celebration of an incredible man. 153 more words
A feature documentary following AP McCoy – the greatest jump jockey of all time. As he passes his 40th birthday, an age beyond which most jockeys are unable to continue, AP contemplates his obsession with winning, the years of sacrifice that he has endured to become the champion he is, the chase for a 20th successive championship and then a future without racing.
By Simon Jackson.
Both flat and national hunt racing will have new champion jockeys this season following the retirement of reigning flat champion Richard Hughes at Goodwood on Saturday. 476 more words
By Simon Jackson.
Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton makes her debut as an amateur jockey at Newbury today where she rides Mighty Mambo in the George Frewer Charity Race. 352 more words
So the end of the 2014/2015 jumps season saw the 20 time champion jockey AP McCoy retire from the saddle. Racing fans across the world have become accustomed to seeing AP riding winners in the famous green and yellow silks of JP McManus. 380 more words