I’ve hardly mentioned racing since the flat season ended; at the moment there’s little to no racing to mention anyway.
I can’t let today go though without saying I hope AP wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in an hour or so.
I don’t want to diss other sportspeople, but can you put a golfer or a darts player in the same division as this Iron Man who has ridden over a 3000 winners, raced the equivalent of one and quarter times around the world, taken nigh on a thousand falls, gets up when we are all still asleep and travels the length and the breadth of the country to ride horses. All on a diet of a celery stick, hard runs and sweating to keep about a stone and a half under his natural weight. An inventory of his broken bones would include: a middle and lower vertebrae, both shoulder blades, ribs, an ankle, cheekbones, a wrist, a leg and chipped teeth.
To me it’s not in the same ball-park of achievement.
He’s going to win, it’s Written in the Stars.
Posted on December 19, 2010, in Horse racing, Jump racing, Music, Sport, Television and tagged AP McCoy, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Don't Push It, Grand National, Jump Jockey, Tinie Tempah. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.