11th November 2013
The 18 – time champion became the first jockey to ever reach this goal riding on Mountain Tunes, owned by JP McManus and trained by Jonjo O’Neil.
JP McManus is McCoy’s long term employer and friend, so for McCoy to win on one of his horses was a very special moment. McCoy seems to be one of the only jockeys who is likely to reach this goal with Richard Johnson, the next most successful jockey, on 2,567 winners.
Bookmakers are offering odds on McCoy reaching 5,000 wins, with McCoy saying he is keen to try and beat the record of 4,182 winners trained by Martin Pipe.