McCoy took yesterday off after a week in which he equalled the record total of five Cheltenham winners set by Fred Winter in 1959 and matched by Jamie Osborne in 1992. On Sunday the Co Down-born rider received the accolade of Jockey of the Year at the Lesters ceremony in London.
McCoy has already this season raced to the fastest ever 50, 100, 150 and 200 winners in a season by a jump jockey. Today he rides three horses for Martin Pipe - D'naan, Pomme Secret and Mite Equal - plus Lannkaran for Tim Forster.
The Curragh racecourse, which hosts the start of the 1998 Irish Flat season on Sunday, has announced a new sponsor for the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Hibernia Foods plc has agreed a three-year contract for the sponsorship of the first of the Irish Classics.Reuse content