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Arise, Sir Anthony

Legendary jockey AP McCoy knighted

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LEGENDARY jockey AP McCoy received his knighthood for services to horse racing at Buckingham Palace today (Wednesday).


He was knighted by the Princess Royal having been given the title in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list


The 20-time champion retired in 2015 after he became the most successful jump jockey of all time, having ridden more than 4,300 winners.


He is only the second jockey ever to receive the honour after Sir Gordon Richards.


He tweeted: "Such a huge honour and privilege to receive my knighthood today at Buckingham Palace.”


Sir Anthony, who lives in Lambourn, also won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 2010 and a lifetime achievement award in the 2015 ceremony.

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