Jockey McCoy wins 4,000th race

Jockey AP McCoy has won his 4,000th race, riding Mountain Tunes to victory in the 1510 at Towcester.

Trainer: McCoy could win on a monkey

AP McCoy's trainer said the record-breaking jockey is so good he could win a race riding a monkey.

Jonjo O'Neill said after McCoy's 4,000th win:

It's just amazing. You can't put words to it, but the man is fantastic. He's a fantastic man and a fantastic jockey.

Old horses, young horses, monkeys. You name it, he can win on it, that's the fantastic thing about him - it doesn't matter what it is he just wants to ride winners.

I can't finds words to describe the fella. I'm just so pleased to have him.

– Jonjo O'Neill

AP McCoy: I feel proud for the first time

Jockey AP McCoy said he felt "relieved" and "proud" after riding his 4,000th winner:

The horse was fantastic. You can't win any horse race without their help and I've ridden some fantastic horses.

There is a sense of relief, no doubt, but for the first time in my life I feel a sense of pride of what I've achieved.

This is the quickest sport in the world to bring you back down, but I do feel and happy and proud of what I've done.

– AP McCoy

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Clare Balding pays tribute to 'incredible' McCoy

Racing broadcaster Clare Balding was among those to congratulate AP McCoy on riding his 4,000th winner, calling the jockey's feat "incredible":

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What a ride from @ap_mccoy! That never looked likely until two strides before the line. Incredible. Congratulations to the Champ #mccoy4000

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Everyone there to witness it who should be - Jonjo, JP McManus, all his family and Uncle Toby, who was his first GB boss #mccoy4000

Sports stars hail record-breaking jockey McCoy

AP McCoy's fellow sportsmen took to Twitter to congratulate the jockey on his landmark 4,000th career win.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, Irish golfer Shane Lowry and ex-England rugby union captain Matt Dawson were among those to pay tribute to the record-breaking rider also known as Tony McCoy:

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That's all well and good @ap_mccoy but 5 live rugby is now cancelled tonight to celebrate ur 4000 winner #anyotherday

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