Updated: Sunday, 20 July 2014 02:53 | By Agence France-Presse

McCoy passes Pipe's win milestone

Tony McCoy lowered trainer Martin Pipe's record of 4,191 winners as the 19-time champion jockey steered It's A Gimme to victory on Saturday.


McCoy passes Pipe's win milestone

Tony McCoy celebrates winning the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool on April 10, 2010 - by Andrew Yates

McCoy had equalled Pipe's mark with On The Record at Uttoxeter on Wednesday, and went one better on his Jonjo O'Neill-trained record breaker at Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.

"The record was just a very personal thing between me and Mr Pipe. He set the standard and revolutionised training," McCoy said of his friend and mentor.

"He is someone I held in high esteem and we had great times together in my time as his stable jockey.

"We've had a bit of banter pretty much since I've ridden my 4,000 winner.

"It's only a personal thing and I will be putting in a satisfying call tonight."

Pipe commented: "Now, he's finally beaten me. All of us in racing are so proud of him for doing it.

"He's marvellous for our sport and an inspiration to all the jockeys."

McCoy was presented with a 20kg Lincolnshire Poacher cheese by the racecourse management in honour of his achievement.

McCoy was in control at the start of the two-and-three-quarter-mile chase but stable companion Lost Legend, ridden by Richie McLernon, gave him a real fright.

There was little to chose between the O'Neill pair jumping the final fence, but in trademark fashion McCoy lifted It's A Gimme home to triumph by a length and three-quarters.

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