Great British Racing hails Tony McCoy's 4,000th winner

Great British Racing chief executive Rod Street praises Tony McCoy for riding his 4,000th career winner at Towcester.

Great British Racing chief executive Rod Street has hailed jockey Tony McCoy's "incredible" achievement of reaching 4,000th career winners.

The 39-year-old performed the feat this afternoon riding JP McManus-owned Mountain Tunes at Towcester.

"After all he's achieved in racing, AP was already a legend and this latest incredible achievement just confirms his position amongst sport's pantheon of greats," BBC Sport quotes Street as saying.

"If you were going imagine the perfect ambassador for the sport, you would, only in your wildest dreams, dare to come up with AP - a man whose incredible talent is matched only by his unrelenting will to win and his phenomenal mental and physical toughness. He is the ultimate sportsman but also just an incredibly nice, funny and modest bloke. As a sport, we are incredibly lucky to have him."

The Irishman has been riding professionally for just over 20 years.

Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013
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