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Cheltenham Festival Hall of Fame : Jockey Tony McCoy
Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

There really is very little we can say about Anthony Peter McCoy that hasn't been said. He has taken standards in National Hunt jockeyship to a whole new level. At the time of writing he had ridden over 4200 winners and his hunger for the game appears undiminished.

Tony McCoy has ridden 30 Cheltenham winners - only Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty have ridden more. He has been leading rider at the 1997 and 1998 meetings. He was inducted to the official Cheltenham Hall of Fame on 18th November 2012.

Tony has won all of the feature races except the World Hurdle. He won the Gold Cup in 1997 on Mr Mulligan and in 2012 on Synchronised.  The Champion Hurdle has come his way on three occasions and with three different trainers (Make a Stand 1997, Martin Pipe, Brave Inca 2006, Colm Murphy, Binocular 2010 Nicky Henderson). He also has won the Arkle on three occasions - all on Martin Pipe trained horses.

In recent seasons Johnjo O'Neill has been Tony McCoy's main source of winners with Albertas Run and Wichita Lineman having dual success. Albertas Run just missed out on a hat trick in the Ryanair Chase in 2012.

Here are AP McCoy's 30 Cheltenham Festival winners to date.

Year 

Race 

Horse 

Trainer 

1996

Grand Annual

Kibreet

Philip Hobbs

1997

Arkle

Or Royal

Martin Pipe

1997

Champion Hurdle

Make A Stand

Martin Pipe

1997

Gold Cup

Mr Mulligan

Noel Chance

1998

Arkle

Champleve

Martin Pipe

1998

Pertemps

Unsinkable Boxer

Martin Pipe

1998

County

Blowing Wind

Martin Pipe

1998

Grand Annual

Edredon Bleu

Henrietta Knight

1998

Cathcart

Cyfor Malta

Martin Pipe

1999

Supreme Novices

Hors La Loi III

Martin Pipe

1999

Mildmay of Flete

Majadou

Martin Pipe

2000

Champion Chase

Edredon Bleu

Henrietta Knight

2002

Cathcart

Royal Auclair

Martin Pipe

2003

Bumper

Liberman

Martin Pipe

2004

Arkle

Well Chief

Martin Pipe

2006

Champion Hurdle

Brave Inca

Colm Murphy

2006

Centenary

Reveillez

James Fanshawe

2006

Albert Bartlett

Black Jack Ketchum

Jonjo O'Neill

2007

Albert Bartlett

Wichita Lineman

Jonjo O'Neill

2008

RSA Chase

Albertas Run

Jonjo O'Neill

2009

Festival Trophy

Wichita Lineman

Jonjo O'Neill

2010

Champion Hurdle

Binocular

Nicky Henderson

2010

Ryanair

Albertas Run

Jonjo O'Neill

2011

Jewson

Noble Prince

Paul Nolan

2011

Ryanair

Albertas Run

Jonjo O'Neill

 2012 

County Hurdle

Alderwood

Tom Mullins

2012

Gold Cup

Synchronised

Jonjo O'Neill 

 And below we have Tony winning his Gold Cup back in 1997

 and ATR's tribute feature

The odds for Leading Rider at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival are tabled below:

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Leading Rider Award 2014

Odds Table at 16/02/14

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Ruby Walsh 4/7 4/7 4/7 1/2 4/7 4/7 8/15 8/11
Barry Geraghty 10/3 4 3 4 9/2 4 7/2 11/4
A P McCoy 8 8 8 8 8 10 9 9
Bryan Cooper 14 14 16 14 14 16 16 12
Daryl Jacob 20 20 14 16 20 20 16 12
Sam Twiston-Davies 20 20 20 20 16 25 20 14
Richard Johnson 25 33 33 33 20 33 33 33
Tom Scudamore 33 33 33 33 25 40 40 33
Noel Fehily 33 33 33 33 20 50 33 33
Paul Townend 33 50 33 40 50 50 33 25
Jason Maguire 50 50 50 50 33 50 50 40
Aidan Coleman 50 66 - - 50 66 50 66
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