McCoy on brink of 4,000 winners
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Tony McCoy could make history on Tuesday by becoming the first jockey to ride 4,000 career winners over fences in Britain and Ireland. The Northern Irishman, Britain's champion jockey over fences for a record-breaking 18 consecutive seasons, needs just two winners from three rides at Exeter, south-west England, to hit the 4,000 mark. When Stan Mellor became the first jump jockey to ride 1,000 winners in 1971, his feat was considered astounding. Yet Mellor's record was subsequently broken by John Francome (1138 wins), Peter Scudamore (1678) and Richard Dunwoody (1,699).
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