McCoy claims historic 4,000th career victory

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