Your last chance to catch AP McCoy at Fakenham

AP McCoy, who will ride at Fakenham for the last time tomorrow. Picture: Matthew Usher.

AP McCoy, who will ride at Fakenham for the last time tomorrow. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The 19-time Champion Jump Jockey makes a trip to the Norfolk track following his sensational announcement to retire at the end of the season.

AP McCoy leads a race on Zip Top during a January meeting at Fakenham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

AP McCoy leads a race on Zip Top during a January meeting at Fakenham. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

McCoy is set to ride in four races at the track tomorrow.

Clerk of the course David Hunter said: “AP has always been a great supporter of Fakenham racecourse and we are delighted to welcome him back tomorrow. He is an outstanding ambassador for our sport and is both massively liked and respected.

“We’re thrilled that all of us here will be able to enjoy watching him ride at the course before he takes his very well earned retirement at the end of the season.”

McCoy announced his retirement from a sport he has dominated for two decades on Saturday.


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“This is without a doubt, the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” he said.

“I’ve been dreading this day, and if I’m honest, I still can’t quite imagine a life without racing. However, I know it’s the right time to end a career I’ve loved, every single day. Even when I’ve fallen and been injured, I’ve been desperate to get back and achieve my goals, achieve the dream I realised when I was a boy but I’m now ready to retire. I want to go out at top, I want to go out as champion jockey and it will be my 20th year if I can win the jockeys’ championship.”

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There are just two and a half months of AP McCoy’s astonishing racing career left before he hangs up his boots for good at Sandown Park on April 25.

To book for tomorrow click here . Tickets are also available on the gate from £10.

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