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McCoy misses out on fairytale landmark winner

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AP McCoy failed to achieve his 4,000th career winner at the same course he won his first race in Great Britain © Getty Images
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AP McCoy missed out on claiming a historic milestone 4,000th career win at Exeter on Tuesday after failing to take victory in his first two rides.

It would have proved to be a fitting venue for McCoy to reach the landmark as Exeter racecourse was the scene of the Northern Irishman's first ever winner in England - finishing first on Chickabiddy for Gordon Edwards in September 1994.

On Monday at Kempton Park, AP McCoy rode a third consecutive double, steering both Captain Cutter and Foundation Man to first-place finishes at Kempton Park on Monday, which sees him move to 3,998 winners overall.

With three rides booked at Exeter on Tuesday, McCoy may well complete the historic achievement at the same racecourse that provided his first winner in Great Britain, on board the Gordon Edwards-trained Chickabiddy in September 1994.

The Northern Irishman has been crowned champion jump jockey for 18 successive years and boasts one of the most decorated careers in racing, having won the Grand National, two Cheltenham Gold Cups and the King George VI chase among many other major triumphs.

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