About Tony McCoy:
Anthony Peter McCoy is an Northern Irish former horse racing jockey, based in the UK and Ireland. He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award. In December 2013, he was named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year.
If you've got a regular feed of winners, you control your mind to do it. It becomes a must. If you didn't have that regular flow of winning, whether you could get yourself to do that, I don't know. It's a lot easier when you know the next day you can...Tony McCoy
Sir Gordon Richards was the most successful jockey - flat or jumps - there's ever been: champion jockey for 26 years. He set a record of 269 winners in the season 55 years before I broke it. That was my greatest achievement.Tony McCoy
If summer racing didn't exist, I could go on holiday, yes, because nobody else would then be riding winners; but as long it goes ahead, I'll do it for the reason that I want to ride more winners than anyone else.Tony McCoy
It will not surprise you to learn that it is not uncommon for jockeys who struggle with their weight to starve themselves and spend hours in the sauna to lose a few pounds to be able to make a big-race ride.Tony McCoy