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McCoy: I'll retire when I can't be champion anymore

ESPN staff
November 14, 2013
AP McCoy recently passed the 4,000 career wins landmark © Getty Images

AP McCoy has revealed he has no plans to retire from racing until he is no longer a challenger for the title of champion jump jockey.

McCoy further established himself as the most decorated jump jockey in Britain when claiming his 4,000th career winner on board Mountain Tunes at Towcester.

The landmark achievement prompted talk of how long it would be until McCoy called time on his career, but the Northern Irishman indicated there is still plenty for him to achieve.

"There's no point saying I'll aim to ride 5,000 - it's too far away and a little mad," McCoy told The Times. "First up, I want to ride 200 this season, because it's something I've not done often enough recently. The next big thing would be 20 championships, which would be special.

"I wouldn't see any point carrying on, with people saying I'm not as good as I was. I'll stop the day I can't be champion anymore."

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