McCoy ready to ride into the sunset

McCoy ready to ride into the sunset

A selection of photographs capturing the grit and greatness of champion jockey AP McCoy, who will ride for the last time at Sandown on Saturday.

The youngster

AP McCoy pictured a couple of decades ago in January 1996.

Hennessy Gold Cup success at Leopardstown

McCoy always wanted winners, regardless of the time, date or venue.

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Well Chief

The 2004 Cheltenham Festival included a popular winner for AP McCoy.

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Pictured with the boss

JP McManus and AP McCoy had a highly successful partnership.

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The Champ following a fall on Harry D'Honeur

AP McCoy repeatedly came back following disappointments, falls, and injury setbacks.

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An emotional send off at Cheltenham

McCoy's last evening at the famous Festival proved to be an emotional evening.

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Great friend and rival Ruby Walsh alongside AP McCoy

Throughout the years Walsh and McCoy had many battles, but the friendship endures.

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AP McCoy before his final race in Ireland

Irish fans and punters gave McCoy a passionate reception.

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Gunners legend Charlie George meets McCoy

Charlie George, AP McCoy, and his son Archie pictured at Sandown in 2014.

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Conditions never mattered to McCoy

McCoy following another win in the wind and rain in 2010.

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Celebrations in Galway

Chanelle McCoy delighted at AP McCoy's Galway Plate triumph.

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