You never rode for me and if I backed you I lost.But you was without doubt the best jockey anyone could have aboard.Will miss you.A humble man who gave all.Malcolm pennyat 8:11 PM yesterday
AP, it's been a privilege to have been a racing fan in your era. I have seen every one of your Championships; I barely remember when anyone else held the title!
You gave me my last precious memory with my grandma (a big fan) when you won the National on Don't Push It just before she died. That will be my most enduring memory of your career.
All the very best for the future, Champ!Jess Scottat 6:25 PM yesterday
Lucky....occasionally. Brilliant....always, well very nearly. AP often says he is lucky when interviewed. Very best wishes to you and your family. Thank you AP.Richard DudleyApr 25, 2015 at 5:18 PM
Thank you AP for all the pleasures you have given us over the years I would like to wish you all the very best for the future racing won't be the same now best of luckpete_hwApr 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Thank you! For 20 years of skill, bravery, and determination. You have given millions of us the very best entertainment!JonApr 25, 2015 at 5:08 PM
There are many for whom the word 'star' is applied but not deserved. AP you are a star in every sense.Ramjee NarayananApr 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM
A group of us were on a day trip from Uni on the day Shooting Light won the Thomas Pink at Cheltenham, but it was AP's ride on Image De Marque II (possibly in the last? We were drunk) that we purred about all the way home to college that night. We were obsessed - and felt rich for the first (and last) time all term: a day from the Gods. #ThanksAPDavid Williams, Ladbrokes Apr 25, 2015 at 4:17 PM
Thanks for all the Winners' AP enjoy your retirement 😊💕 xxxx
Frances Moranvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 4:15 PM
An absolute genius, and a true gentleman, racing won't be the same,
Joe Nearyvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM
ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT! !!!
Robert Newburyvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM
The best thing ever to happen to racing. Thank you for the joy it's given me but far more importantly, the example of what a human being can be and achieve. Champion jockey, champion man, champion dad .....a rare and clearly awesome combination! Here's to you AP and sincerest best wishes.Andy SaltApr 25, 2015 at 4:14 PM
Thanks Ap for all the great memories, the word legend is banded about to much but it applies to you, wish you all the best for whatever you do in the future #legendPaul StandenApr 25, 2015 at 4:14 PM
The best thing ever to happen to racing. Thank you for the joy it's given me but far more importantly, the example of what a human being can be and achieve. Champion jockey, champion man, champion dad .....a rare and clearly awesome combination! Here's to you AP and sincerest best wishes.Andy Saltat 10:37 AM
Place pot, not even for much money, at the late Folkestone. 5 selections placed, coming to lucky last. No one cares about the race, no one will ever remember, prize money probably tuppence halfpenny for winning. You know already where this is going. AP on my selection, rides out like it's the Gold Cup to snatch 3rd. Honest all day long, credit to himself, the sport. We'll never see his like againDavid BradshawApr 25, 2015 at 2:17 PM
Now is the time for A.P. to become a Sir too.
Ann Mcneelavia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:16 PM
An absolute genius, and a true gentleman, racing won't be the same,
Joe Nearyvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Tissues at the ready 😭 going to miss and love you for ever AP.
Alec Thomasvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Thanks for the memories. Will be forever the greatest jockey in my eyes
Daryl Pendervia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM
You have given us more than we ever deserved.. At 4.30 we all want one final 'McCoy Drive'!! Bring her home Champ
Adam Whiteheadvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM
goodbye to a legend.....The best without doubt .....you will be sadly missed
Jason Lewisvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM
McCoy, the only jockey that when a horse is truly beaten, literally becomes the horse and carries him to a unexpected victory.
The best jockey the world has ever seen, and possible the best jockey there ever will be!!
I don't know about anyone else but although I've gone for sprinter sacre tomorrow, if I'm to lose I want it to be him on Mr mole just so we can see his brilliance for the last time!!
But an even better man!
Alex Hickmottvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM
Good luck on your final mr mcoy you are a true legend in jump racing i have enjoyed the triumphs and the misery i hope you end your career on a high
Kevin Sticks Finneganvia Facebook on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:28 AM
What a feast of man and beast that has kept us all in awe, in snow and rain again and again he's there to write the score.
I have loved that man for what he's done and think of him as a brother, the words A.P. are chiseled deep... there will never be another!dave horneApr 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM
From our first winner together with Chickabiddy to your last ..........forever trying!Gordon and Angela EdwardsApr 25, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Best wishes to you and your family for the future.Gordon and Angela EdwardsApr 25, 2015 at 11:18 AM
Happy retirement, racing won't be the same without you next year. The race that sticks out for me is Pridwell getting up to beat Istabraq after looking beat at the last. Happy retirement and thanks for the memoriesKevin JenningsApr 25, 2015 at 11:17 AM
I have been lucky to be at the age where I can appreciate everything you have done for racing. An absolute legend and my idol. My dream was to ride in a race against you and I am gutted that won't happen. I wish you a happy retirement AP and best wishes for the futureJessApr 25, 2015 at 10:46 AM
The bravery and determination of AP McCoy and Synchronised battling through
atrocious conditions to win the Midlands National is etched forever in my mind and heart.Thank you AP for 20 wonderful, nail-biting, superb, unmissable and unrepeatable years.JudyApr 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Thanks for so many fabulous years of thrills and spills. You have constantly amazed us and we are eternily grateful and wish you well xtwrenaaApr 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM
The true meaning of dedication is A P McCoyEddie KingApr 25, 2015 at 10:22 AM
Without doubt the most dedicated sportsman, of any sport, that there has ever been. He made horses win that quite simply shouldn't have, and on those that should have, you knew they was in the safest pair of hands on the racecourse. I'm not sure what his plans are from here but best of luck to a legend we are unlikely to see the like of again.BigGApr 25, 2015 at 10:22 AM
A wonderful climax to a wonderful career, best of luck AP and thanks again for the memories - Wichita Lineman success at Cheltenham the highlight.CadgeApr 25, 2015 at 10:21 AM