Pics: AP McCoy's joy as he claims 4,000th winner 8 years ago

Pics: AP McCoy's joy as he claims 4,000th winner

It was a rare show of emotion from the champion as he claimed yet another milestone aboard Mountain Tunes at Towcester today.

It was very fitting that such an historic moment came in such a way. After keeping us waiting for a day or two, AP McCoy rode his 4,000th winner this afternoon, at the less than glamourous surrounds of a novice hurdle race at Towcester.

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That he did aboard a horse owned by his chief patron JP McManus and trained by the great Jonjo O'Neill made it even more special and JP was making sure everyone there will have a good day.

Here's some great shots from the afternoon;

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Stunned after the race with Harry Skelton passing on his congrats

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Some champagne in the weigh room

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Andrew Thornton making fine use of that champagne

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To the victor the spoils

Roll on 5,000

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