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Orion Autobiography / Sport HB / TPB October £20.00 / £14.99 304pp 16pp illustrations 978 1 4091 6239 1 / 978 1 4091 6240 7 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 4091 6242 1

In February this year A.P. McCoy shocked the racing world by announcing he would retire. ‘I want to go out at the top, I want to go out as champion jockey and it will be my 20th year if I can win the jockeys’ championship.’.

A. P. MCCOY Finishing Lines The Autobiography

The definitive autobiography by A. P. McCoy, the most successful jump-jockey of all time. Tony McCoy has collected a record nineteen consecutive jump jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden over 4,300 winners. Much has changed since McCoy’s last autobiography in 2011, and this powerfully honest instalment looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing and beyond – discussing fatherhood, writing novels and McCoy’s decision to retire. 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 modesty, pain and professional setbacks, strong family values and sporting triumphs, the good guy coming first – and staying there. A. P. McCoy was born in County Antrim and rode his first winner in 1992. In 1996, he was crowned champion jockey for the first time, and he has won the jump jockeys’ title ever since. He received an OBE in 2010, a year after riding his 3,000th winner, and was the first jockey to be named Sportsman of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. He lives with his wife Chanelle and children, Eve and Archie, in Berkshire.

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Location: Hungerford, Berks Available for interview @AP_McCoy

Orion Non-fiction • October 2015