Horse racing speaker Sir Anthony Peter “AP” McCoy OBE is the most successful jockey of all time, former British jump racing Championship for almost two decades McCoy’s victory count stands an impressive 2,000 more than his nearest competition. An awe-inspiring sportsman AP McCoy is available for hire as an after dinner speaker at a variety of horse racing and sports speaker events.
Embarking on his career as a jockey and horse racing speaker whilst still a teenager AP McCoy won his first race at just 17, quickly gaining the notice of English racing agents McCoy crossed the water aged 19 and finished his first season in English horse racing with no less than 74 victories. By the following season, 1995, he had won his first Championship title and has, incredibly, managed to retain this title every year since, breaking the record for consecutive titles previously held by Peter Scudamore, who boasted a mere seven in comparison.
Swathed in titles and accolades AP McCoy is the first jockey to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2010), has won three Cheltenham Gold Cups, three Champion Hurdles and a Grand National. An international star of horse racing McCoy has travelled the world working as both a sportsman and sports speaker, his own racing career and sporting prowess has garnered international acclaim and his involved in the horse racing industry has raised the bar higher than any Brit ever before.
As well as working as a jockey AP McCoy is also a broadcaster and horse racing speaker for BBC Sport, beginning in 2013 McCoy joined the Friday evening team at BBC Radio 5 Live, providing punditry on horse racing events around the world.
Having previously been appointed an MBE in 2003 and an OBE in 2010, AP McCoy was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for his services to horse racing. Becoming Sir Anthony Peter McCoy OBE further adds to his incredible 20 Champion Jockey titles amassed throughout his illustrious career, his Guinness World Record for the most career jump winners and his BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award presented in December 2015.
In his work as a horse racing and after dinner speaker AP McCoy not only shares brilliant and entertaining stories from the world of horse racing but also discusses the personal traits required by all jockey’s and individual challenges he has faced in the sport. A clear indicator of his own dedication and determination McCoy participated in the Grand National a total of fourteen times before taking home a winner’s trophy, such passion and ambition translates across the board of sports, personal development and even into the workplace, and it is tales such as these that make AP McCoy’s work as a horse racing speaker all the more interesting.
To book Sir AP McCoy as a horse racing speaker for your broadcast or event contact Champions Speakers: the UK’s leading sports speakers’ agency, by completing the online form or by calling direct on: +44 1509 85 29 27.
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