Tony has got back his mojo Horse re­hab yard a win­ner for AP

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY SHARON MCGOWAN

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

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