Tributes have been flooding in for jockey Tony McCoy ahead of his final race including from former mentor Jim Bolger. Photo: David Davies/PA

Jim Bolger, the man credited with instilling the winning mentality into Tony McCoy as a teenager, insists the retiring champion always had the desire (...)

John Inverdale: “This is looking at it through rose-c**ted … eh, eh…. rose-rose-tinted glasses from the past … I, I, I apologise there for a slip of the tongue….. but Lizzie your love of the sport just shines through.”

Poor John Inverdale. By now he must regard the microphone as his enemy, which is never a good thing when you’re a broadcaster. All he could be gratefu(...)

“It was a slip of the tongue and John apologised immediately afterwards.”

The BBC was forced to clarify a slip of the tongue that led presenter John Inverdale to say “rose-c**ted glasses” during BBC Radio 5 Live’s coverage (...)

Tony McCoy’s addiction to winning and fear of not doing the job properly has fuelled the jockey’s phenomenal career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tony McCoy’s seminal career is the product of a unique individual, so unique there appears to be little concern in racing that his decision to retire(...)

Tony McCoy, seen here with  the Champion Jump Jockey trophy at Sandown Racecourse,   has announced he is to retire from racing at the end of the season. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It is no surprise that Tony McCoy waited until reaching 200 winners for the season before announcing it will be his last campaign. Just as no jockey (...)

Tony McCoy at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse last week. Thc champion jockey is ready to record another mind-boggling achievement. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

I was at a rainy Gowran Park in 1994 for Tony McCoy’s first ever winner over jumps. Riszard was the horse’s name. It would be nice to be able to say t(...)