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Race against time to see McCoy at Carlisle

AP McCoy in action at a previous meeting at Carlisle Credit: Carlisle Racecourse

AP McCoy will be in action at Carlisle Racecourse on Monday afternoon for what could be the last time in his career.

The former BBC Sports Personality of the Year announced earlier this month that this will be his last season before retiring, but he has not specified the date he will leave the sport.

McCoy, who has been champion for the last 19 years, has three rides at the city track's first fixture of 2015.

His career record of more than 4,000 wins includes 34 at Carlisle, and the Racecourse is hoping he will draw crowds.

"This is a rare - and possibly unique - chance to see the greatest ever jumps jockey in history in action again at our local track.

"It is also the first day of the school half-term holidays for many - and we hope lots of people can take the opportunity to come along and see one of the UK's greatest ever sporting champions close up in competitive action."

– Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse's general manager

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AP McCoy to ride at Carlisle

AP McCoy Credit: PA

Champion Jockey AP McCoy will take part in Carlisle's race meeting today.

The legendary rider, who has been champion jumps jockey for the last 17 seasons, has five rides at the city track, including four for top trainer Jonjo O'Neill.

He will face competition at Carlisle tomorrow from his main rival Richard Johnson, who is also making the trip to Cumbria.

In all, there are 61 horses declared as runners. McCoy goes in the first race aboard Another Trump. His other rides are in the final four races with Mister Hyde, Ballyclough, Merry King and Ballymartin King.