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Tony McCoy  Sir Anthony Peter McCoy, knighted in 2016 for services to horse racing, but known to the racing public as ‘Tony’ or ‘A.P.’ was, by any objective measure, not only the greatest National Hunt jockey of his generation, but the greatest National Hunt jockey of all time.

 

Born and bred in Co. Antrim, McCoy rode his first winner in Britain on Chickabiddy, trained by Gordon Edwards, in a handicap hurdle at Exeter on September 7, 1994, and at the end of the 1994/95 season became Champion Conditional Jockey. Thereafter, McCoy rode more winners than any other National Hunt jockey in Britain in each of the next 20 seasons or, in other words, in every season until his retirement in April, 2015. Famously tall for a jockey, at 5’10”, testament to his dedication to his profession is the fact that, on the day he retired, at the age of 40, he still weighed only 10st 2lb and had the body fat percentage of a typical elite athlete.

 

Surprisingly, McCoy never won the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but won the Champion Hurdle three times, on Make A Stand in 1997, Brave Inca in 2006 and Binocular in 2010, the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Edredon Bleu in 2000 and the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice, on Mr. Mulligan in 1997 and Sychronised in 2012. Away from the Festival, he famously won the Grand National, at the fifteenth attempt, on Don’t Push It in 2010.

 

McCoy enjoyed a fruitful association with Martin Pipe, winning the jockeys’ title in nine consecutive season while stable jockey at Pond House, before his decision to leave in 2004. In 2001/02, McCoy rode 289 winners – including 189 for Pipe – and broke the all-time record (269) for the most winners in a season, previously held by Sir Gordon Richards. In August, 2002, he became the most successful National Hunt jockey, numerically, in history, with 1,700 winners, one more than his predecessor at Pond House, Richard Dunwoody, in half the time and two-thirds of the number of rides.

 

McCoy left Pond House for what he described as the ‘new challenge’ of riding for Jonjo O’Neill at Jackdaws Castle, but accepted a huge retainer – rumoured to be anything up to £1 million a year – from John Patrick ‘J.P.’ McManus, owner of the state-of-the-art training facility, to ride in his familiar green and gold hooped silks. McCoy kept the retainer for the rest of his career and retired with 4,348 winners – 4,204 of them in Britain – and his financial future secure.

Richard Dunwoody  Belfast-born Thomas Richard Dunwoody MBE, who retired from race-riding, on medical advice, in December, 1999, after a long-term neck injury, which led to a loss of strength in his right arm, was aggravated by a series of falls, was one of the most celebrated National Hunt jockeys of his generation. He began riding, as an amateur, for the late Tim Forster at Old Manor House Stables, near Wantage, in the Vale of the White Horse, in 1982 and rode his first winner in Britain, Game Trust, at Cheltenham the following May.

 

In his first season as a professional, in 1984/85, Dunwoody rode 46 winners and must surely have gone close to winning the Grand National on the favourite, West Tip, trained by Michael Oliver, had the 8-year-old not fallen, when travelling conspicuously well, at Becher’s Brook on the second circuit. In any event, in 1986, by which time Dunwoody had become stable jockey to the late David Nicholson, but was released from his retainer on Port Askaig – who parted company with Graham McCourt at the first fence – to ride West Tip, the partnership set the record straight, winning the National by 2 lengths and 20 lengths from Young Driver and Classified.

 

Dunwoody won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Charter Party, trained by Nicholson, in 1988 and the Champion Hurdle on Kribensis, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, in 1990. In 1989, he also began his association with Desert Orchid, trained by David Elsworth, on whom he would win seven races, including the King George VI Chase twice, in 1989 and 1990.

 

For all his early success, though, Dunwoody did not win the jockeys’ title for the first time until 1992/93, by which time he had succeeded Peter Scudamore as stable jockey to Martin Pipe. That season he rode 175 winners and retained the title in 1993/94 and 1994/95, with 197 and 160 winners, respectively.

 

In 1994, Dunwoody won the Grand National again, on Miinnehoma, trained by Pipe and owned by Liverpool comedian Freddie Star. That year, the race for the jockeys’ title featured an engaging, head-to-head battle between Dunwoody and the 23-year-old Adrian Maguire, who had replaced him as stable jockey to David Nicholson. Despite being banned from riding for 14 days – which included the Cheltenham Festival, in its entirety – on March 2, after being found guilty of deliberately obstructing a horse ridden by his arch rival, Dunwoody, with the resources of Pipe at his disposal, won the jockeys’ title by a score of 197-194.

 

At the end of his career, Dunwoody had ridden 1,874 winners, including 1,699 on British soil and, like his predecessor at Pond House Stables, become the most successful jockey, numerically, in the history of British National Hunt racing.

Tommy Stack  Thomas Brendan ‘Tommy’ Stack is probably best remembered as the jockey who, following a disagreement between Brian Fletcher and Donald ‘Ginger’ McCain, rode Red Rum to an unprecedented third win in the Grand National in 1977.

 

Born in Moyvane, Co. Kerry, Stack began his riding career in Britain, at the age of 19, with veteran trainer Robert ‘Bobby’ Renton – who saddled Freebooter to win the Grand National in 1950 – at Oxclose, near Ripon, North Yorkshire in 1965. Initially an amateur jockey, Stack turned professional in 1967, at the insistence of the Jockey Club.

 

The following year, Lurline Brotherton bought Red Rum out of a selling handicap, over 7 furlongs, at Doncaster for 1,400 guineas and sent him to Renton. In 1969/70, Stack rode Red Rum 14 times over hurdles without winning and, in 1970/71, in his first 12 starts over fences, in which his form was fair, if unspectacular. In 1972, though, Red Rum finished fifth in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr, catching the eye of McCain, who subsequently bought him, on behalf of Noel Le Mare, for 6,000 guineas at Doncaster Sales the following August.

 

By that time, Renton had retired, leaving Stack as both trainer and jockey at Oxclose. Stack soon surrendered the training duties to Tony Gillam and, in 1974/75, having become stable jockey to William Arthur Stephenson at Leasingthorne, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, won the jockeys’ for the first time with 82 winners. Stack was Champion Jockey again in 1976/77 with 97 winners and, of course, made history by winning the Grand National, by 25 lengths, on his old friend Red Rum.

 

Stack retired at the end of the 1977/78 season, at the age of 32, having ridden a total of 602 winners under National Hunt rules. Aside from the National, his major winners also included True Lad, trained by permit holder William ‘Bill’ Swainson, in the Schweppes Gold Trophy, now the Betfair Hurdle, in 1977 and Strombolus, trained by Peter Bailey, in the Whitbread Gold Cup, now the Bet365 Gold Cup, in his retirement year.