Originally published in the wake of Don't Push It
's Grand National success, this book has now been updated to take in the final five years of an unparalleled career.
Unforgettably, McCoy did win it - after 14 failures - in 2010 aboard Don't Push It
, trained like Shutthefrontdoor by Jonjo O'Neill, the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who defied cancer to reach the top as a trainer.
LAST year Tony McCoy had ended his long wait for John Smith's National glory aboard Don't Push It
HE may have provided Tony Mc-Coy with his 'greatest day in racing' but the champion jockey would happily give up the ride on Don't Push It
in this year's John Smith's Grand National.
The Jonjo O'Neill-trained Synchronised (5-1) had preceded Don't Push It
's success by winning the Midlands National last March, and it appeared inevitable he would be involved in the finish with McCoy always looking confident.
The pounds 80,000 prize, carried over from Christmas, will not earn the champion jockey the same widespread recognition as his triumph aboard Don't Push It
at Aintree last year.
Jackdaws Castle is buzzing after Don't Push It
's National victory and the JP McManus silks can be led into the winner's enclosure once again in today's opener.
The result was the best in many years for racing fans as McCoy won the blue riband race at the 15th time of trying on Don't Push It
"He's given us some amazing times - it was a helluva day when he won the Scottish National - but, for me, the highpoint was when Sam was fifth on him in Don't Push It
After 14 previous failed attempts the Northern Irishman finally landed the Aintree marathon, when the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Don't Push It
powered to victory by five lengths from Black Apalachi.
The 14-times champion jockey was overcome after guiding 10-1 joint favourite Don't Push It
to an incredible five-length victory over Black Apalachi.
The prestigious two-and-a-half-mile event was dealt an early blow with the morning defection of ante-post favourite Don't Push It
, who was found to be lame by trainer Jonjo O'Neill.
ab "There were a couple of times early on in the Grand National that I thought I was going to win, and didn't, so on Don't Push It
I kept thoughts I was going to win it until 100 yards from the winning post.
HE may have provided Tony McCoy with his 'greatest day in racing' but the champion jockey would happily give up the ride on Don't Push It
in this year's John Smith's Grand National - but only if it meant he had a better chance of repeating the trick.
"Many of us still wake up in a cold sweat at the memory of Don't Push It
's triumph in 2010, and Double Seven, assuming McCoy rides, is a result that will cost the industry dear."