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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: AP McCoy

Tony McCoy

AP McCoy's 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


The greatest jump jockey in history, AP McCoy, finally won the Grand National at the 15th attempt in 2010 on Don't Push It.

It was the missing piece in the racing jigsaw for the 36-year-old, who has been champion jockey a record 15 times in a row and has ridden over 3,000 winners.

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The Northern Irishman has won the King George VI Chase, Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Cheltenham Gold Cup in a glittering career that has rewritten racing's record books.

And his victory at Aintree in April prompted a flood of emotion, with trainer Jonjo O'Neill and racehorse owner JP McManus hailing the magnificent McCoy, whose CV now finally boasts winning the world's most famous horse race.

McCoy said his Grand National victory was a dream come true but typically, despite having celebrated his Aintree victory until late, he steered Aberdale to victory at Southwell the next day after arriving at the course by helicopter.

McCoy will now take his place in the battle to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year December, as he aims to become the first jockey to pick up the BBC gong.


Stories from AP McCoy's year:

Why AP McCoy deserves to win SPOTY



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
Triumphant homecoming for McCoy
03 May 10 |  Northern Ireland
McCoy savours 'dream' Aintree win
11 Apr 10 |  Horse Racing
The Unreal McCoy
10 Apr 10 |  Horse Racing
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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