AP McCoy has no retirement plans

Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013
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AP McCoy insists that he has no plans to retire after riding his 4,000th career winner, an achievement which finally leaves him content with his career.

Record-breaking jockey AP McCoy has admitted that he is finally satisfied with what he has achieved in his career, but is not considering calling time on it anytime soon.

The 39-year-old, an 18-time champion jockey, reached another significant landmark on Thursday by riding his 4,000th career win over jumps while in the saddle of Mountain Tunes at Towcester.

McCoy attributes his latest milestone to his love of racing, and it is because of this that does not yet have any plans to retire.

He told The Telegraph: "There are any amount of people around who don't think I'm the best jockey, but I've got to a stage now that I'm happy with what I've done - at last.

"I could never have ridden 4,000 winners without loving my job and If I ever get to the point where I'm not loving it, I'll stop. But, at this rate, someone might have to tell me when to stop.

"I hope I'll be sensible enough to quit on my own terms, but my biggest problem is that I enjoy it too much. If I was ever granted one wish it would be to come back as another person and be able to start this all over again."

McCoy was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010.

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