Tony McCoy is congratulated by fellow jockey Andrew Thornton after winning his 4000th race yesterday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

There were camera crews, mainstream news reporters and an audience of thousands at Towcester racecourse on Thursday to witness the 4,000th winner of T(...)

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(...)