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Champion gets back in the saddle

AP McCoy rides again in field of legends at Barbury

Malcolm Howe

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RECENTLY retired 20 times champion jump jockey AP McCoy is set to make his return to the saddle by riding in this year's St. James’s Place Wealth Management Barbury International Horse Trials in the JCB Champions Challenge on Saturday, July 11.

McCoy will be joined by a trio of jump jockeys in the second running of the Challenge, a unique race between the country's top riders held in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

The race will feature jump jockeys versus event riders, against each other over a specially designed course, including a water jump. The winning junior and senior teams from the Inter Hunt Scurry, held on the same day with over 30 teams taking part will form the final two teams.

Joining McCoy will be Sam Twiston-Davies, Richard Johnson and Wayne Hutchinson, stable jockey to Barbury trainer Alan King.

The eventers team boasts a line-up of Andrew Nicholson, fellow New Zealander Sir Mark Todd and Britain’s Harry Meade and Olympic medallist Tina Cook.

 

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