AP McCoy: Stable staff look after racehorses better than you would ever believe

Champion jump jockey AP McCoy took the opportunity of his acceptance speech at the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year Awards to praise the first class care provided to racehorses throughout British Horseracing.  

AP McCoy was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his record-breaking career and in his acceptance speech he paid tribute to the work of over 6,000 dedicated stable staff across the UK.

"Racing is a wonderful sport, I was very lucky to live my life as a jockey through it, and for that I will be for ever grateful.

“There are so many people I would like to thank - I rode in nearly 18,000 races and I would like to thank the horses I was able to ride in those, because without them this wouldn't be possible.

"I would like to thank the stable lads and lasses, who looked after them so well, they look after them better than you would ever believe.”