Tony " A.P " McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill ' Synchronised 2012 Gold Cup ' Horseracing Signed Photograph Autographs £35.00
This is a superb Hand Signed Colour 10" x 8" photo by the jockey who rode " Synchronised " to victory in the 2012 Gold Cup and had the sadness of seeing the horse put down after falling in the Grand National. Also signed by the Trainer Jonjo O'Neill.
Anthony Peter McCoy OBE (born 4 May 1974), commonly known as AP McCoy or Tony McCoy, is an Irish former horse racing jockey, based in the UK and Ireland. He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award. In December 2013, he was named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year.
McCoy recorded his first winner in 1992 at age 17. On 7 November 2013 McCoy rode his 4,000th winner, riding Mountain Tunes to victory at Towcester. McCoy has been Champion Jockey every year he has been professional. Even in his first season riding in Britain, as an apprentice for now deceased trainer Toby Balding, McCoy won the Conditional Jump Jockeys Title with a record 74 winners for a conditional jockey. McCoy claimed his first Champion Jockey title in 1995/6 and, as of 2013/14, has won 19 consecutive Champion Jockey titles, beating the previous record of 7 consecutive titles set by Peter Scudamore. McCoy has won almost every big race there is to win. His most high profile winners include the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and the 2010 Grand National, riding Don't Push It.
Jonjo O'Neill (born 13 April 1952) is an Irish National Hunt racehorse trainer and former jockey. He is a native of Castletownroche, County Cork in Ireland. Based at the Jackdaws Castle training establishment in England. O'Neill twice won the British Champion Jockey title and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the mare, Dawn Run who became the only horse to complete the double of winning the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. At the 2009 Cheltenham Festival, Wichita Lineman, an O'Neill trained horse, won the William Hill Trophy.
On 10 April 2010, Jonjo O'Neill trained Don't Push It to win the Grand National. In seven attempts as a jockey he had never completed the course but Don't Push It, ridden by the champion jockey Tony McCoy (whose best finishes in fourteen previous attempts had been third places) overtook Black Apalachi at the last fence and pulled clear on the run in to win by five lengths. In March 2012 he trained Synchronised to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.