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McCoy makes racing history

Champion jockey Tony McCoy claims the 4,000th winner of his career with victory in the Novices' Hurdle at Northamptonshire's Towcester racecourse.

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McCoy claims historic 4,000th career victory

Tony McCoy has made history at Northamptonshire's Towcester racecourse. Credit: PA

Champion jockey Tony McCoy has claimed the 4,000th winner of his career with victory in the Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle at Northamptonshire's Towcester racecourse.

The 39-year-old rode the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Mountain Tunes to victory in the 15:10.

Tony McCoy heads towards the finishing post to claim the 4,000th winner of his career. Credit: ITV Anglia

McCoy failed to reach the milestone earlier in the day when the 3/1 favourite Church Field fell just short in the Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle.

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