Tony has got back his mojo Horse rehab yard a winner for AP
CHANELLE Mccoy has revealed her husband AP has “got his mojo” back after opening a rehab yard for racehorses.
The 20-time champion jockey from Moneyglass in Co Antrim retired in 2015 but recently admitted he misses the adrenaline rush of the sport.
However, his Dragon’s Den star wife said she’s delighted the 44-year-old has rediscovered his focus.
She told the Mirror: “He does miss the buzz, absolutely, but he has no regrets about retiring and no regrets he retired too early.
“That sense of missing it and being a bit lonely, that feeling’s going away now and it’s getting a bit easier for him.
“He set up a rehabilitation yard and a pre-training breaking yard at home. There’s about 35 horses here.
“He set that up in January and that’s definitely got his mojo back. I’ve noticed a big difference in him now.
“It’s great because there’s that excitement of riding the young horses and getting thrown off the odd time.
“He’s quite enjoying that… that element of contentment is back.” Chanelle splits her time between her home in the UK and the Republic.
The pharmaceutical company she runs with her father is based in her home town of Loughrea in Co Galway. It employs 500 people but Chanelle revealed there are still dozens of vacancies. She said: “At the moment we actually have 38 open positions in the company but we’re finding it really difficult to recruit because there’s a talent shortage in Ireland at the moment.” Chanelle was recently back in Ireland to launch Repak’s Pakman Awards, which recognise excellence in waste management and recycling. Nominations close on July 3 and the awards ceremony will take place on October 25.
FAVOURITES AP and Chanelle