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Tony (A.P.) McCoy has collected a record twenty consecutive jump jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden over 4,300 winners. This powerfully honest memoir looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing – and beyond, discussing fatherhood, writing novels and his decision to retire while he’s still a long way ahead. It is a definitive autobiography that is themed around AP’s ten most important races: his first ride, first race, first fall, first win, greatest disappointment – and greatest triumph.

These are the memoirs of a true champion, an icon of sport, whose astonishing achievements over the past twenty years are unlikely to be surpassed. It is a great story of courage and triumphs, setbacks and pain, the private and public life of a riding phenomenon.

Read by Stephen Armstrong

(p) 2015 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

'He comes across as a complex character - honest about himself, sometimes emotional, always single-minded and determined, brave and, finally, grounded. This is a lovely book about an extraordinary jockey and a special person'
Horse and Countryside magazine
'A careful and unfailingly generous memoir, with friends honoured, employers respected, opponents admired and family at the centre of everything. But, mainly, it is the story of winning, of talent allied to absolute single-mindedness, of a will to win that could power a small town'
Steven Gerrard, Daily Mail
'This is a fast-paced read that gallops along breathlessly from record to record, horse to horse. It starts close to the finish - two hurdles from home aboard Box Office at Sandown - and you are gripped from that moment on'
Racing Post