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The turf

Farewell to the iron man, Tony McCoy

For once, the old cliché works: we will never see his like again

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

At Sandown Park last Saturday an era ended. Twenty thousand of us turned up to cheer on Tony McCoy as he took his last two mounts and collected his 20th trophy as champion jumps rider. We cheered, we clapped, we decided there was nothing to be ashamed of about a certain moistness of eye, noting that even the ultimate iron man himself wept a tear or two as he rode back on the third-placed Box Office.

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