In his own words: A.P. McCoy
When you see this film, what do you see?
“The main reason I want to do this was because of my little boy Archie. He’s only two years old, he will never remember me as a jockey, so to have the opportunity to have this film being made about me with someone like Anthony putting it together is what really appealed to me.
“I am a very selfish person. And I did not make it easy for Anthony Wonke and anyone else who was around me because it was all about me, they weren’t allowed to interfere with my job, they weren’t allowed to interfere with my life. I was in no way helpful to them, so I don’t know how on earth they got that as much footage as they did.”
Who was your toughest opponent?
“My toughest opponent was always looking in the mirror. It’s not a pretty sight, a lot of the time. Once you’re champion jockey once, then you have to beat yourself.”
What does the future hold for A.P. McCoy?
“I love working with horses, I love everything about the sport, so something within the sport, and if I can, it’s going to be very difficult to find something that will replace what I had, and I don’t think any sports person should try and replace it because it’s not replaceable.” Katie Lamb